Michigan Finance Summary
The 2020 General Election is on November 3rd
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Political Profile

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), Pamela Pugh (D), Tom McMillin (R), Michelle Fecteau (D), Judith Pritchett (D), Lupe Ramos-Montigny (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
CandidateTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Gretchen Whitmer $3,528,937.40$2,044,377.79
Elizabeth Welch $1,319,735.21$1,045,144.72
Bridget Mary McCormack $1,081,634.52$950,911.96
Jason Wentworth $861,636.03$409,231.29
Julia Pulver $767,631.75$654,694.20
Donna Lasinski $529,323.52$259,102.77
Dan O'Neil $498,329.01$380,425.85
Christine Morse $481,891.27$319,001.51
Clarence Dass $462,839.95$455,124.86
Bronwyn Haltom $447,623.44$327,772.69
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
House Republican Campaign Committee $4,823,820.53$374,152.56
Democratic State Central Committee $3,485,596.35$925,555.83
Uaw Michigan Voluntary PAC $3,295,862.00$428,845.00
Senate Republican Campaign Committee $3,173,883.59$1,145,154.41
Michigan House Democratic Fund $2,748,145.39$1,449,218.13
Michigan Republican Party $2,083,965.93$3,336,931.53
Fair and Equal Michigan $1,574,503.71$1,516,400.14
Realtors PAC of Michigan $1,425,633.71$991,633.51
Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC $1,267,548.94$783,998.29
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC $1,018,022.46$851,043.66
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Recent Articles
Contributing Writer | 10/05/2020

*This report first appeared on Ballotpedia as a part of our ongoing partnership. We are proud to provide campaign finance data to Ballotpedia for state-level elections. Learn more about our partnership here.* The value of money in state-level politics extends beyond purchasing power. Campaign cash allows candidates to promote their message and turn out their …

Contributing Writer | 09/15/2020

Before 2016, Michigan was largely considered behind the “blue wall” of key states that reliably voted in favor of the Democratic Presidential ticket. After Donald Trump’s narrowly-won upset flipped the state red in the last presidential election, the outcome at all levels feels far less assured. In state politics, Michigan’s government is split, with a …

Tracy Marshall | 08/24/2020

Now, exclusively at Transparency USA, you can directly compare the money in any state-level election. See all the candidates in a given race, side-by-side, along with their donations and expenditures. Because when you’re tracking a particular candidate, you want to know exactly how they stack up against their opponents at every stage of the election …

Contributing Writer | 08/17/2020

According to a recent study* by Ballotpedia, 97.3 percent of state legislators seeking reelection have advanced to the general election. This turnover rate isn’t unique. In fact, it’s in line with the percentage of incumbents advancing from the primary to the general elections in 2018 (97 percent) and 2016 (97.5 percent). The caricature of the …

Tracy Marshall | 06/04/2020

Welcome! This week we launched Transparency USA, where our mission is to provide clear, accurate, easy-to-understand information about the money in state politics.  What We Offer Formerly Transparency Texas, we have expanded to include campaign finance data for nine states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin. You can search all …