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Michigan U-S House Races Break Fundraising Records

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There are only a few weeks left until the November election, and the races for U-S House have been heating up. 

New campaign spending and fundraising reports are out. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports this election is a record-breaker. 

At this point it’s almost impossible to separate money from politics. And it’s turning out to be a banner election for money in politics. 

Craig Mauger is with the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. It’s a watchdog organization that analyzed recent fundraising disclosures. They found that all the Michigan U-S House candidates on the 20-18 ballot combined have already raised more money than the combined earnings of candidates in past years. 

“And it’s a few million dollars more so it’s not even that close.” 

Mauger says the 8thCongressional District race has become the most expensive U-S House race in Michigan’s history. 

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.
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