A few days ago, the 2013 fourth quarter fund raising totals were released for the MI-3 congressional district by Rep. Justin Amash and his challenger, former East Grand Rapids school board member, Brian Ellis. For those following the campaign, Ellis is also personally wealthy and has said he is committed to self-financing up to $1 million of his own money in order to defeat the two term incumbent. However, I imagine after seeing the fund raising numbers from last quarter he may be having second thoughts.
The fourth quarter numbers show a stark contrast (much as many expected including me) on the breadth and depth of the support for the candidates. I reporter earlier here and here that I expected Amash to raise about $300,000 based on his money bomb and that Ellis needed a minimum of $200,000 from donors other than himself in order to keep pace and have a chance at attracting national and PAC money and into the race for a chance to knock off a liberty candidate and chalk up a win for the establishment.