Michigan Finance Summary
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Michigan Government:

Governor: Gretchen Whitmer (D)

Lieutenant Governor: Garlin Gilchrist II (D)

Attorney General: Dana Nessel (D)

Secretary of State: Jocelyn Benson (D)

State Board of Education Members: Casandra Ulbrich (D), Ellen Lipton (D), Jason Strayhorn (D), Pamela Pugh (D), Tom McMillin (R), Judith Pritchett (D), Nikki Snyder (R), and Tiffany Tilley (D)

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Campaign Finance Snapshot
Total Contributions
Candidate Contributions
PAC Contributions
Total Expenditures
Candidate Expenditures
PAC Expenditures
Top Candidates
Candidate
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
Gretchen Whitmer $30,793,037.33$48,011,305.14
Kevin Rinke $10,493,219.07$10,487,714.12
Perry Johnson $7,939,851.42$14,070,179.32
Tudor Dixon $6,757,805.41$3,839,923.40
Dana Nessel $5,092,741.10$5,053,215.01
Jocelyn Benson $4,971,908.02$6,154,826.08
James Craig $3,284,082.22$3,535,425.97
Garrett Soldano $2,185,106.90$3,041,362.75
Jason Wentworth $2,020,175.00$1,978,004.94
Matt Hall $1,556,501.99$1,460,753.25
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Top PACs
PAC
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
Reproductive Freedom for All $43,627,072.56$33,995,387.12
Promote the Vote 2022 $19,309,981.04$16,313,512.72
Citizens to Support MI Women and Children $16,856,526.03$28,050,413.93
Let MI Kids Learn $11,571,235.00$11,849,803.93
Michigan Families United (Superpac) $7,706,446.27$7,117,705.18
Michiganders for Fair Lending $7,306,254.00$6,905,178.54
Progress Michigan Political Action Fund (Superpac) $7,055,815.14$6,038,990.19
House Republican Campaign Committee $6,982,899.90$4,499,285.09
Michigan Republican Party $6,892,406.68$8,948,625.93
Senate Republican Campaign Committee $6,653,492.94$7,733,771.14
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 11/23/2022

In Michigan, state-level candidates have spent $157.4 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Oct. 23, 2022. Democratic candidates have spent $84.6 million and Republican candidates have spent $65.9 million.  Michigan Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 10/23/2022) Top 10 Democratic candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 10/23/2022) In the 2022 election cycle, 307 state-level Democrats have filed …

Transparency USA | 11/02/2022

In Michigan, state-level candidates have raised $104.8 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Aug. 22, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $49.1 million and Republican candidates have raised $50.8 million.  Michigan Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 8/22/2022) Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 8/22/2022) In the 2022 election cycle, 295 state-level Democrats have filed …

Transparency USA | 10/23/2022

When it comes to the money in Michigan politics, these are the names that you are viewing the most. See the top five entities in each category (Candidates, Donors, PACs, and Payees) that generated the greatest interest in Q3 of 2022. Top Viewed Michigan Candidates 1. Gretchen Whitmer 2. Tudor Dixon 3. Garrett Soldano 4. Michael Wiese 5. Kevin Rinke …

Transparency USA | 10/12/2022

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is the number one fundraiser in Michigan state politics in the 2022 election cycle so far. According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Michigan Secretary of State, the governor received $26,046,921 in total contributions and spent $20,109,935 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Sept. 1, 2022. Whitmer is running …

Transparency USA | 10/04/2022

In Michigan politics, state-level candidates and officeholders raised $104.8 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Aug. 22, 2022. More than $61.7 million, or 59 percent, of all donations reported by candidate committees, were raised by the 10 individuals at the top of the list. Top 10 Michigan candidates (1/1/2021 – 8/22/2022) Here are the 10 …