FRIDAY, JULY 12 — U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, announced today she raised $730,000 in the second fundraising quarter, giving her $1 million in cash on hand as she prepares for a reelection campaign.
The 8th Congressional District freshman reported raising $1.3 million for her run at a second term. The campaign reported that more than 84% of Slotkin's contributions came from individual donations of $100 or less.
"I'm so proud of the outpouring of grassroots support we have seen since launching the re-election campaign, and that we are running this campaign without a single dollar from corporate PACs," Slotkin said. "I launched my campaign for Congress, as a first-time candidate, almost exactly two years ago. Since then, I have been blown away by the support we have received from communities across the 8th District."
The announcement comes two weeks after fellow freshman U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Rochester Hills, announced she had raised $725,000 for her re-election bid in the 11th Congressional District. Stevens also has more than $1 million in cash on hand and has raised close to $1.3 million in 2019.
Slotkin has no announced Republican opponent at this point in the campaign, although her 2018 opponent, former U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, is rumored to be considering it. Other potential candidates are waiting to see what Bishop decides to do before announcing, according to information collected by MIRS.
(Kyle Melinn of the Capitol news service MIRS is at firstname.lastname@example.org.)