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McMorrow’s viral moment generates financial windfall for Michigan state legislator

Mallory McMorrow has turned a viral April speech from the Michigan State Senate sink into a $2.35 million national boon — and, potentially, lasting political power as she tries to overthrow her legislative chamber Reliable Republican in November.

In the six months since the 36-year-old Democrat rose to prominence defending herself against unfounded attacks of being a ‘caregiver’, which were written up in a fundraising email From a fellow Republican senator, McMorrow built a large list of contributions of her own and became a draw signing fundraising emails for other organizations as well.

In total, McMorrow’s efforts garnered 15,294 political contributions from 12,545 contributors across the country, with his campaign shared first with POLITICO. Donations came from all 50 states and Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and they went to her political committees and others she works with to regain control of the Michigan State Senate.

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