LANSING - Michigan's U.S. representatives raised $4.5 million in the second quarter of 2013, according to reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission.
Rep. Gary Peters raised $1,049,563 in the second quarter to lead the Michigan delegation. He has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by the retirement of Sen. Carl Levin, and he has $1,782,000 cash on hand.
Michigan's three powerful committee chairmen were next in fundraising for the quarter:
• Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp raised $786,985 and has $3,037,890 in cash on hand.
• Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton raised $464,716 and has a committee balance of $719,784.
• Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers raised $420,227 and has $1,693,300 on hand in his campaign account.
Freshman Rep. Kerry Bentivolio was the least successful fundraiser among Michigan's representatives in the second quarter, taking in just $71,198. He has cash on hand of $42,654, and his committee is carrying $119,908 in debt. Veteran Rep. John Conyers was next to last in fundraising for the quarter with $89,777. He has $114,313 cash on hand in his campaign account.
A complete summary of fundraising by Michigan's U.S. representatives follows.