LANSING, MI (WTVB) - It wasn't record spending for the seat, but it was a costly campaign in the 58th District State House Republican Primary earlier this month. Based on preelection campaign reports filed with the Michigan Secretary of State Elections Division, primary winner Eric Leutheuser brought in around $34,000 to spend on his campaign. Runner-up Tim Hart Haberl raised just over $16,000, while third place Brad Benzing brought in $12,000.
Campaign reports show that Jeff Jacques raised around $4,200, with Hall Nottingham next at around $2,000. Reports for Rochelle Ray showed she intially contributed $25,000 of her own money to the campaign, but then later withdrew all but $500 of that money. Last place finisher Stephen Besson never filed a financial statement with the Election Division.
Leutheuser will square off against Democrat Amaryllis Thomas November 4th. She had no challenger in the August primary. Reports show she has raised around $1,300 so far.