CONGRESSIONAL WAR CHEST
With more than a full year left before the 2020 general election, Michigan’s 8th and 11th Congressional Districts challengers will need to start building their war chests as Democrats Elissa Slotkin (D-Rochester, Rochester Hills, northern Oakland, parts of Livingston and Ingham counties), and Haley Stevens (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Commerce Township, Novi, western Oakland and western Wayne counties) have raised nearly $4 million combined. Stevens’ campaign raised $667,109 in the third quarter of 2019, for about $2 million this election cycle. Slotkin’s campaign on Tuesday, October 15, filed her totals with the Federal Elections Commission, showing she raised $815,922 in the third quarter for a total of $2,153,910 this election cycle, with $1,729,527 cash on hand. Other Oakland County Democrats who filed campaign finance reports on October 15 include Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield, West Bloomfield, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Novi, Waterford, Detroit), who raised $214,230 in the third quarter for a total of $408,460 and $769,151 cash on hand; and Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Township, Franklin, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Royal Oak, Berkley, Huntington Woods, part of Macomb County) who raised $161,463 in the third quarter, for $324,056 total and $210,665 cash on hand.