Michigan’s U.S. Senate race clocks in at 5th most expensive in the country

John James (left) and Gary Peters (right) | Photos by Ken Coleman and Andrew Roth

As control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance, spending on key races is shattering records. Here’s a roundup of where fundraising stands in the top 13 Senate races in the 2020 cycle:

1. South Carolina total: $174.4 million

(R) Sen. Lindsey Graham raised $66.8 million; spent $60 million

(D) Jamie Harrison raised $107.5 million, spent $104 million

2. Arizona total: $144.5 million

(R) Sen. Martha McSally raised $55.7 million; spent $47.5 million

(D) Mark Kelly raised $88.8 million; spent $77.8 million

3. Kentucky total: $143.5 million

(R) Sen. Mitch McConnell raised $55.5 million; spent $43.9 million

(D) Amy McGrath raised $88 million; spent $73 million

4Maine total: $95 million

(R) Sen. Susan Collins raised $26.5 million; spent $23 million

(D) Sara Gideon raised $68.5 million; spent $47.9 million

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5Michigan total: $79.5 million

(D) Sen. Gary Peters raised $42.5 million; spent $38.8 million

(R) John James raised $37 million; spent $31 million

6Iowa total: $70.5 million

(R) Sen. Joni Ernst raised $23.5 million; spent $21 million

(D) Theresa Greenfield raised $47 million; spent $43 million

7Montana total: $69.7 million

(R) Sen. Steven Daines raised $27 million; spent $26 million

(D) Steve Bullock raised $42.7 million; spent $38.6 million

8North Carolina total: $67.7 million

(R) Sen. Thom Tillis raised $21 million; spent $18 million

(D) Cal Cunningham raised $46.7 million; spent $45.9 million

9Colorado total: $65 million

(R) Sen. Cory Gardner raised $26 million; spent $22 million

(D) John Hickenlooper raised $39 million; spent $35 million

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10Texas total: $54.7 million

(R) Sen. John Cornyn raised $30.7 million; spent $29.8 million

(D) MJ Hegar raised $24 million; spent $17 million

11. Georgia (race 1) total: $53 million

(R) Sen. David Perdue raised $21 million; spent $15 million

(D) Jon Ossoff raised $32 million; spent $28 million

12Georgia (special election) total: $49.7 million

(R) Sen. Kelly Loeffler raised $28 million*; spent $22 million

(D)Raphael Warnock raised $21.7 million; spent $16 million

*Loeffler took out a $20 million loan to herself

13Alabama total: $33 million

(D) Sen. Doug Jones raised $26 million; spent $24 million

(R) Tommy Tuberville raised $7 million; spent $5.9 million

Source: Center for Responsive Politics. Numbers reflect contributions to candidate committees and do not include outside spending.

Laura Olson
Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Michigan Advance. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.
Ariana Figueroa
Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.