RAISING THE ROOF
Fundraising is going through the roof for Michigan’s 8th, 9th and 11th Congressional Districts, where numerous candidates have already raised more than 2016 candidates did for that entire election cycle. Campaign finance reports for the latest quarter showed 11th District candidates, which winds its way from Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, part of Rochester Hills, into the west Oakland lakes area and parts of western Wayne County, raised a total of $6.3 million through June 30, more than any other district in the state. There are 10 candidates running in the 11th – five Democrats and five Republicans. Those in the 8th District, which covers Rochester, Rochester Hills, northern Oakland County, Livingston County, then over to Ingham County and Lansing, tallied the second highest, with $5.1 million; and those in the 9th District came in 5th place, with $2.1 million raised. The 9th District includes Bloomfield Township, Franklin, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, Warren, and southern Macomb County.