Outside group spending $377k to boost Draves for Kildee seat in Congress

July 2, 2024

A group dedicated to electing Republican women is spending big in a key mid-Michigan congressional district to boost U.S. House candidate Mary Draves in the primary contest in which she's facing Paul Junge.

Five weeks out from the election, Winning For Women is putting over $377,000 behind an ad airing in the Flint media market to boost Draves over the July 4 holiday week and at least two weeks beyond that, according to ad tracking data. The super political action committee endorsed Draves last month.

"She'll fight to lower everyday costs for Michigan families, partner with President Trump to secure the border and finish the wall. And just like President Trump, Mary Draves will stand up to China's aggression," the voiceover says in the ad. "Mary Draves is the conservative choice for mid-Michigan."

The outside ad spending comes as Draves' campaign this week announced her campaign fundraising for the three-month period ending Sunday totaled over $520,000 ― a significant haul for her first quarter.

Draves put in $250,000 of that total herself, according to campaign manager Eric Harpootian. He noted the $270,000 that Draves raised from contributions is more than what Junge has gotten through donations so far in the cycle, about $100,000.

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