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February 7, 2016

Two Senate Candidates Put Up $1 Million or More for 2014

Two Republican open seat candidates are on the list of Senate candidates contributing or loaning the most to their campaign this year. Both contributed or loaned $1 million or more to their campaigns for election in 2014.

Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, R- Mich., who is running to fill the seat of  Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who is retiring, reported she contributed $1 million in the third quarter to her own campaign. She contributed $50,000 on 8/13 and $950,000 on 9/30. During that period she raised another 1,048,586 from individuals and PACs. She has $1,938,812 cash on hand as of 9/30.

Former CEO of Dollar General and Reebok David Perdue, R-Ga., who is running for the open seat created with the retirement of Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., reported he contributed or loaned his campaign a total of $1,132,733 from 5/14 to 9.30. He contributed $632,733 and loaned his committee another $500,000 on 9/30. During that period he raised another $678,238 from individuals and PACs. He has $1,344,938 cash on hand as of 9/30. David Perdue is a cousin of former Gov. Sonny Perdue.

For a recap on House candidates helping their own campaigns, see Roll Call’s Wealthy Republican Candidates Seek House.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

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