Stabenow Outraises Opponents for 2nd Straight Quarter
- Hoekstra brings in $724,400, less than halfof Senator Stabenow’s total
- Durant brings in $272,880, less than 1/5 of Senator Stabenow’s total
For the second straight quarter, Senator Stabenow has outraised Pete Hoekstra by more than a two-to-one margin. The Senator also outraised Clark Durant by more that five-to-one. It is no wonder that apparently neither campaign released its filing to reporters, instead hoping their totals would be missed by the media.
According to Hoekstra’s FEC report, his campaign raised only $724,407 between April and July, just $24,000 more than the total for Hoekstra’s disappointing first quarter.
- Pete Hoekstra’s widely condemned Super Bowl ad was reported as a major drag on the candidate’s first quarter fundraising totals.
- The candidate’s anemic second quarter total can in part be attributed to the national controversy Hoekstra sparked after calling for a federal Office of the Birther. Hoekstra appeared on CNN to defend his plan, which would involve the creation of an office staffed by FBI and CIA agents in charge of digging through birth certificates.
Acknowledging his weak fundraising report, Hoekstra told the Detroit News that his lackluster campaign would need the support of outside Super PACs if he survives the primary.
According to Durant’s FEC reports, the candidate spent over $50,000 on Beach Boys tickets, including purchases made for VIP seats.
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