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Associated Press Modified: April 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm •  Published: April 17, 2012

Asian-American and civil rights groups called the ad racially insensitive, and donors poured more than $150,000 into Stabenow's campaign the week the ad ran.

Stabenow had her best fundraising quarter ever, getting $1.54 million in donations. She spent $420,000 and had nearly $7 million on hand.

Hoekstra wouldn't address if the ad had affected his donations, instead saying his campaign had "just about outperformed every expectation" in how much he could raise for a Senate run.

Durant, a Detroit charter schools executive opposing Hoekstra in the GOP primary, reported raising $581,000 and spending $257,000, leaving $1.51 million on hand — nearly as much as Hoekstra. Republican Randy Hekman reported he raised $142,000, spent $135,000 and had about $7,000 on hand.

Reports for other GOP candidates weren't available on the Federal Elections Commission's website.