“Thanks to the overwhelming support Gary has earned from Michiganders as an independent voice for our middle class and small businesses, we are well on our way to building the strongest grassroots campaign this state has ever seen,” Peters campaign manager Julie Petrick said.
The two raised nearly identical amounts for the quarter, though Land doubled her fundraising with her own cash injection.
Land's campaign said the figures show she has the momentum.
"The third quarter shows that Terri Lynn Land beat Congressman Peters and is in position to win this Senate seat with strong support from Michigan individual donors while the federal PAC's in Washington try to prop up a floundering Peters campaign," said Land adviser John Yob.
Polling has shown a tight race to replace Sen. Carl LevinCarl LevinFor the sake of American taxpayers, companies must pay their fair share What the Iran-Contra investigation can teach us about Russia probe Senate about to enter 'nuclear option' death spiral MORE (D-Mich.), though Peters is considered the front-runner by most analysts.
—This post was updated at 10:40 a.m.