The National Republican Senatorial Committee has made a $1.5 million ad buy in Michigan, a strong signal it feels good about former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land's (R) chances against Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.).
That it's willing to spend big for Land shows it feels she still has a strong chance of defeating Peters, pushing back on the views of some observers that Peters had reasserted a small lead in the race and that national Republicans might prioritize other, more promising races.
Recent polling has found a tight race in Michigan, though Peters has led in most surveys.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has $5 million reserved for Michigan this fall. Land has more cash in the bank than Peters, in large part because of her ability to self-fund.
This post was updated at 6:00 p.m.