James raises $2 million for Senate campaign in 17 days

Oct 23, 2018

John James, Republican candidate for Michigan U.S. Senate
Credit John James Campaign

Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James of Michigan says he raised $2 million over two-and-a-half weeks for the closing stretch in his bid to defeat Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

Pre-election campaign-finance reports covering Oct. 1-17 are due later this week. James' campaign manager Tori Sachs released the $2 million fundraising figure Tuesday.

It's another strong haul for James, a Detroit business executive and former military veteran who has faced a financial disadvantage against the third-term senator. His campaign did not immediately say how much money it had on hand.

James is hoping for a late surge against Stabenow, who has led in polls. Stabenow's finance report for the 17-day period is not due until later in the week.