FEC: Mich. congressional hopefuls have raised $21M


Michigan congressional candidates have raised more than $21 million so far this cycle.

The Federal Election Commission reported the amount Friday, a day after congressional candidates had to report how much they've raised, spent and had on hand as of June 30.

Campaign finance reports showed Dan Benishek and Jason Allen raising the most in the 1st District Republican race to replace Democrat Bart Stupak, who's retiring.

They also showed 13th District Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick had more than two and a half times as much money on hand as her nearest competitors in the Democratic primary.

In west Michigan, GOP state Sen. Wayne Kuipers had the most money on hand in the 2nd District seat and Democrat Patrick Miles Jr. had the most in the 3rd District.

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