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Slotkin outraises Barrett for 7th District election fight

As the August primary approaches, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-Lansing) has a massive fundraising advantage over her expected opponent in the November general election.

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-Lansing)

According to campaign finance documents for the second quarter of the year, Slotkin reported raising more than $1.5 million from April through the end of June, leaving her with more than $6.5 million in cash on hand.

Her anticipated opponent, Sen. Tom Barrett (R-Charlotte) raised $621,557, but ends the quarter with just $439,049 on hand.

Barrett has raised just under $1.4 million since the start of the election cycle while Slotkin has garnered nearly five times that amount at just over $6.8 million.

State Sen. Tom Barrett (R-Charlotte)

Both candidates are vying to win the newly-drawn 7th Congressional District, which is centered around Lansing, and includes all of Livingston County.

The district is rated as a “Democratic Toss Up” by The Cook Political Report.

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