Former President Donald Trump may be on Matthew DePerno’s side in the Michigan Attorney General’s race, but the most money is flowing toward Republican Tom Leonard and incumbent Democratic candidate Dana Nessel, according to the state’s latest campaign finance filings.

Leonard raised $350,580 in relatively short order, having announced his candidacy last month. With that number he outdid Republican candidates Rep. Ryan Berman, R-Commerce Twp., who raised $202,930 and DePerno, who raised $76,559 in the July 21 though Oct. 20 reporting period.

None of the Republican candidates bested incumbent Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel, who posted $451,117 this period. Her largest donors were the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters at $20,000 and the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus at $15,000. She also received the maximum individual contribution of $7,150 from Los Angeles-based television producer and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes.

Leonard, who came the closest with $350,580 raised, got a big boost from current House Speaker Jason Wentworth, R-Clare, whose Wentworth Majority Fund PAC chipped in $30,000. The Michigan Values Leadership Fund PAC, whose treasurer is former Rep. Shane Hernandez, was his largest donor this period.

Individuals who donated the maximum $7,150 included businessman Matthew T. Moroun, former Michigan Republican Party Chair Robert Schostak and businessman Peter Karmanos.

Leonard spent $14,405 on things like fundraising events and legal services,…

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