Outsider outraises Incumbent by $1 Million
LANSING, Mich., January 7, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding today's announcement that combat veteran and Detroit businessman John James outraised incumbent U.S. Senator Gary Peters by $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. James was able to raise over $3.5 million dollars while Peters raised a mere $2.5 million despite his vast fundraising network, which has been built over his 30-year political career.
"Gary Peters has always tried to lead from behind, and today's announcement finds him once again in the back of the pack. From polling to fundraising, Gary Peters is playing catch-up with John James. Our state is ready for real leadership in the US. Senate. Someone who will get Michiganders results and fight for their values. This November, we look forward to sending John James to the U.S. Senate."