In Michigan politics, state-level candidates and PACs spent $71.97 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 20, 2022. More than $16.74 million or 23.26 percent of all campaign finance expenditures went to the 10 payees at the top of the list.
A payee is an entity or individual who has received money from a campaign account. Candidates and PACs must report campaign expenditures, including payments to vendors, donations to other campaign accounts, and bank transfers, to the Michigan Secretary of State.
Here are the top 10 recipients of Michigan campaign money in the 2022 election cycle, as of the most recent reports.
|Rank||Payee Name||Total Received|
|2.||National Petition Management Inc||$2,597,849.75|
|3.||K2K Consulting LLC||$2,081,183.33|
|4.||Run the World Digital||$1,713,564.32|
|5.||MRP Federal Account||$1,440,436.60|
|6.||Field Works LLC||$1,054,436.37|
|8.||Campaign Works LLC||$776,387.86|
|9.||Strategic Media Placement||$537,040.00|
|10.||Pinpoint Media LLC||$530,864.00|
Campaign finance expenditures vary widely among state-level candidates and PACs. A number of factors, including state-specific campaign finance regulations, influence how expenditure activity varies across states. Here is how total campaign finance expenditures in Michigan compared to eight other states with data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:
|Rank||State||Total Expenditures||Reporting Period|
|1||Texas||$337,432,351||1/1/2022 – 2/19/2022|
|2||Pennsylvania||$319,374,389||1/1/2022 – 3/9/2022|
|3||Florida||$302,254,134||1/1/2022 – 2/28/2022|
|4||Michigan||$71,971,787||1/1/2022 – 4/20/2022|
|5||Arizona||63,716,617||1/1/2022 – 3/31/2022|
|6||Ohio||$59,240,397||1/1/2022 – 4/13/2022|
|7||Wisconsin||$34,706,022||1/1/2022 – 3/21/2022|
|8||Indiana||$32,159,398||1/1/2022 – 4/8/2022|
|9||North Carolina||$22,543,037||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2021|
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Michigan 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|
This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.