Michigan Finance Summary
The 2020 General Election was 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), 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
CandidateTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Gretchen Whitmer $5,398,647.61$3,158,331.96
Elizabeth Welch $1,600,013.13$2,543,207.53
Bridget Mary McCormack $1,308,584.48$2,086,816.09
Jason Wentworth $1,285,659.03$1,142,116.29
Donna Lasinski $915,981.26$845,983.07
Dan O'Neil $548,295.68$558,037.30
Christine Morse $527,560.30$522,007.34
Julia Pulver $521,690.54$479,043.90
Clarence Dass $516,042.99$518,458.84
Bronwyn Haltom $463,558.44$461,179.41
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
House Republican Campaign Committee $7,680,724.93$14,145,325.97
Michigan House Democratic Fund $5,232,332.76$7,466,863.92
Senate Republican Campaign Committee $3,976,898.59$1,301,176.10
Democratic State Central Committee $3,972,821.66$1,598,442.27
Uaw Michigan Voluntary PAC $3,310,607.00$1,042,695.00
Fair and Equal Michigan $2,954,160.54$2,988,218.43
Unlock Michigan $2,768,948.97$3,047,316.03
Justice for All (Superpac) $2,741,885.00$2,741,582.82
Michigan Republican Party $2,234,965.93$3,555,823.55
Progress Michigan Political Action Fund (Superpac) $2,139,792.50$2,148,535.42
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