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Terri Lynn Land raises $2 million for 2014 U.S. Senate race

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WASHINGTON (DETROIT FREE PRESS) - Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land has raised just over $2 million toward her U.S. Senate race, but it wasn't immediately clear how much of that came from her own pocket.

Land's campaign put out a news release this morning ahead of an Oct. 15 filing deadline saying gross receipts have topped more than $2 million. More than half, the release said, came from individual donors, while less han half came from "candidate contribution."

A request for more detail from the Free Press wasn't immediately answered.

Land is the only prominent Republican to enter the race to replace Democratic U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who announced he would not run for re-election next year. U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, of Bloomfield Township, is the only Democrat formally in the race - as of the end of the last fundraising reporting period he had $1.8 million cash on hand.

Peters is expected to report his fundraising for the July-September period by Oct. 15 as well.

Land's campaign said her campaign has no debts and that she raised no funds from any political action commttees, unlike Peters. All of the other members of the state's congressional delegation from both parties have accepted PAC money, however.

Meanwhile a super-PAC calling itself PurePAC, targeting Peters, released its second TV advertisement against him, accusing him of being part of political decisions that have increased the nation's debt.

Detroit Free Press

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