The general election for Governor of Michigan will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. In total, candidates running for Michigan governor have raised $20.7 million, and spent $12.4 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 20, 2022. The Democratic and Republican primaries are on Aug. 1, 2022.
Here’s the breakdown for the seven candidates who are in the running:
|Gretchen Whitmer (Incumbent)||Democratic||$14,281,060.98||$8,625,119.83||Primary|
The remaining $2.2 million raised in the race for Michigan governor went to candidates who have withdrawn or have been disqualified.
A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election and number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here is how total fundraising by all candidates for Michigan governor compares to the eight other gubernatorial races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:
|Rank||State||Total Donations||Total Candidates||Active Candidates||Election Stage||Available Reporting Period|
|1||Florida||$106,753,115||12||10||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022|
|2||Texas||$72,717,055||24||5||General Election||1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022|
|3||Pennsylvania||$55,727,674||20||5||General Election||1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022|
|4||Arizona||$24,376,884||15||12||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022|
|5||Ohio||$22,113,468||9||5||General Election||1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022|
|6||Michigan||$20,716,429||16||7||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022|
|7||California||$13,997,678||32||2||General Election||1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022|
|8||Wisconsin||$13,933,407||10||9||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 3/13/2022|
|9||Minnesota||$8,263,072||14||11||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 3/30/2022|
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Michigan candidate PACs submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 April (PACs)||4/25/2022|
|2022 July (PACs)||7/25/2022|