RELEASE: Rep. Elissa Slotkin Brings in Over $2 Million in Third Quarter of 2022

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October 3, 2022 

Contact: Sean Casey, [email protected] 

Rep. Elissa Slotkin Brings in Over $2 Million in Third Quarter of 2022

Slotkin’s campaign enters home stretch with $4 million on hand

LANSING, Mich.— U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin is moving into the month before the 2022 election with a significant financial advantage in what has become the most expensive House race in the country.

Today, her campaign announced that she raised more than $2 million in the last fiscal quarter. This includes over $150,000 raised in the pre-primary period (July 1st to July 13th) and over $1.9 million in the post-primary period (July 14th to September 30th). Slotkin has just under $4 million on hand, and 91% of individual contributions were $100 and under. She received a donation from every county in Michigan.

A leading advocate for campaign finance reform, Slotkin does not accept any corporate PAC money. She is co-sponsoring legislation, the Ban Corporate PACs Act, to stop for-profit companies from improperly influencing campaigns.

“I’m grateful to the hundreds of thousands of people who donated so that we’d have the resources we need to compete in what has unfortunately turned into the most expensive House race in the country,” said Slotkin. “The broad spectrum of donors makes clear that mid-Michigan Democrats, Republicans, and independents are looking for principled leaders to represent them in Congress, not ideologues. That is critical for the polarized times we live in. I’m going to do everything in my power to be that principled leader that this district deserves.”

Slotkin’s opponent, Tom Barrett, has had difficulty raising money. During his campaigns for state legislature, Barrett relied primarily on donations from special interests; almost 90% of his funds for those races came from corporations, PACs, and similar groups.

Barrett’s weakness has drawn the attention of national Republican super PACs, many of whom are buying millions of dollars of ads to keep him competitive. The National Republican Congressional Committee and the Congressional Leadership Fund have collectively invested more than $4.65 million into the race already and reserved another $3.79 million this cycle. All of those dollars support attack ads against Slotkin in lieu of spending from Barrett’s own campaign. 

Importantly, however, candidates receive cheaper rates for ad spending than Super PACs, so a dollar from a campaign goes significantly farther than a dollar from a PAC. Total spending in this race is expected to exceed $20 million.

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