Two Senate Candidates Put Up $1 Million or More for 2014
Posted at 12:07 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2013
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.