SENATE CAMPAIGN FINANCES
Candidates for the 13th State Senate District (Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak and Troy) are ready to throw down on their campaigns, with both Republican Marty Knollenberg and Democratic challenger Mallory McMorrow each having more than $100,000 to spend. Knollenberg, who raised $11,850 in the latest statement period (from July 23 to August 27), has an ending balance of $147,608. McMorrow raised $30,995 during the same quarter and had an ending balance of $123,547. The two candidates lead local races in campaign funds, with Knollenberg raising a total of $263,723 during the election cycle (which includes a $50,000 loan to his campaign), and McMorrow raising $186,648, (including a $15,000 loan). Third in total fundraising is 12th Senate District (Addison Township, Auburn Hills, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Township, Franklin, Independence, Keego Harbor, Oakland Township, Orion, Oxford, Pontiac, Southfield, Sylvan Lake and Clarkston) candidate Michael McCready who raised $40,850 this period, and $177,210 overall, with just $5,358 as an ending balance. Meanwhile his Democratic challenger Rosemary Bayer has about $37,555 of her total $69,569 raised on hand, of which $11,481 was in the latest period.