PUT UP THEM DUKES
Another race battling for the bucks – and local supporters – is for the Democratic nominee for Oakland County Prosecutor – not often a hot battle. Incumbent prosecutor Jessica Cooper has no intention of stepping down after her third term, but that has not stopped former Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Karen McDonald from getting in the ring. McDonald asserts she has more contributions, more contributors, more fundraisers – and that she has raised more than anyone previously for a prosecutor’s campaign. She did raise more cumulatively this election cycle – $195,578 to Cooper’s $156,785, but for the quarter, Cooper held the flame, raising $55,650 to McDonald’s $41,480 – although Cooper loaned her campaign $19,500 of that total. Heading into this quarter, they had similar cash-on-hand, with Cooper’s cash at $144,442, and McDonald’s at $146,020.