James Outpaces Incumbent Peters 2-to-1
Livonia, MI—Combat veteran and businessman John James raised more than $1.5 million in just over three weeks after entering the race on June 6th. A comparison of incumbent Senator Gary Peters’ quarterly fundraising number shows that James outpaced the Senator 2-to-1 in the second quarter: Peters averaged $200,000 per week while James averaged $400,000 per week.
Some highlights from James’ impressive second quarter numbers:
- Nearly 12,000 donors
- 71 percent of contributions $50 or less
- 88 percent of contributions $100 or less
- Average donation: $126
- Raised more than any non-incumbent Senate candidate for the 2nd quarter in the off-year in Michigan history
“In less than a month, our grassroots army showed its strength and our momentum. Michiganders want change. We’re tired of career politicians failing us without consequence. We want leaders who do what’s best for us, not what’s best for themselves. This will be a different kind of campaign. We believe in service before self and we will demonstrate that in various ways throughout this campaign,” said James.
James also will be contributing 5% of what he raises to charitable causes.
“While I am so grateful to my grassroots army for standing up and answering the call once more, I am most proud that we are also putting service before self and giving back to the community 5 cents of every dollar we raise. My parents taught me that I must use my blessings to be a blessing to others. My military service taught me how.” continued James. “The people of Michigan taught me that we shouldn’t have to wait until an election year to start getting results.”