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
CandidateTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Gretchen Whitmer $8,652,261.11$1,664,475.07
Dana Nessel $1,119,981.90$134,371.98
Jocelyn Benson $648,685.83$85,695.32
Jason Wentworth $280,275.00$235,227.48
Aric Nesbitt $255,662.70$74,111.05
Mark Huizenga $173,215.00$185,783.86
Donna Lasinski $166,891.26$105,382.84
Curtis VanderWall $113,850.00$84,828.54
Stephanie Chang $106,173.77$42,569.79
Pamela Hornberger $102,674.87$105,704.39
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
House Republican Campaign Committee $1,776,842.00$73,377.49
Senate Republican Campaign Committee $1,362,806.52$154,955.08
Get Michigan Working Again (Superpac) $1,067,465.00$688,950.35
Michigan House Democratic Fund $864,208.45$52,625.83
Garrett Soldano for Michigan $620,964.83$258,221.97
Michigan Senate Democratic Fund $536,714.29$136,796.50
DGA Victory Fund $509,434.68$88,845.55
Michigan Action (Superpac) $503,334.55$176,576.59
Protect MI Vote $500,000.00$351,766.50
Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers State PAC $498,537.55$313,300.00
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 07/19/2021

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 Q2 of 2021. Top Viewed Michigan Candidates 1. Gretchen Whitmer 2. Jewell Jones 3. Sarah Hubbard 4. Maureen Gottlieb 5. Douglas Wozniak …

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Tracy Marshall | 04/29/2021

The “For The People Act”, a gargantuan bill with a deceptively altruistic moniker, is moving its way through Congress in Washington, DC. Clocking in at more than 800 pages, the bill officially known as HR1 is Democrats’ highest priority legislation this year. Like a well-played game of Three-card Monte where the real goal is to …

Transparency USA | 04/20/2021

In most states, the list of top fundraisers tends to be topped off with the state’s top statewide offices and maybe a member of the state legislature; however, in Michigan, two state Supreme Court justices take the second and third spots, right behind Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Judicial races can often be forgotten since they’re …

Transparency USA | 04/09/2021

When it comes to the money in Michigan politics, these are the names that you are viewing the most so far this year. See the top five entities in each category (Candidates, Donors, PACs, and Payees) that are generating the greatest interest in Q1 of 2021. Top Viewed Michigan Candidates 1. Gretchen Whitmer 2. Matthew Maddock 3. Scott …

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Transparency USA | 03/02/2021

The For the People Act of 2021—known as H.R. 1 in the House and S.1 in the Senate—was introduced in the US House on January 4 as a primary concern of the Biden administration, and passed in the U.S. House on March 3rd. An almost identical bill was introduced in 2019, and passed in the …