Thanedar has biggest war chest as gubernatorial candidates reporting fundraising totals

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette raised $1.2 million in the last three months and has $2.3 million cash on hand across two campaign accounts.
The attorney general, who is considered the front-runner in the GOP field, reported the fundraising haul before Wednesday's campaign finance deadline. He raised $705,000 since entering the race in September.
Other Republican candidates are state Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines. Hines gave his campaign $75,000, bringing his total self-funding to $513,000.
Democrat Shri Thanedar on Tuesday reported giving his own campaign $2.7 million, bringing his total self-funding to nearly $6 million. Democratic front-runner Gretchen Whitmer raised at least $768,000 in the last quarter and has $1.5 million. Democrat Abdul El-Sayed has $900,000 in the bank after raising $612,000.



 
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