Michigan Finance Summary
The 2020 General Election was on November 3rd
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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 $4,912,281.16$2,795,277.97
Elizabeth Welch $1,600,013.13$1,623,139.10
Bridget Mary McCormack $1,309,584.48$1,293,827.16
Jason Wentworth $1,240,509.03$1,116,116.29
Donna Lasinski $899,319.02$786,975.85
Julia Pulver $821,092.74$760,439.98
Dan O'Neil $548,320.68$557,935.97
Christine Morse $527,560.30$522,007.34
Clarence Dass $516,042.99$518,458.84
Kelly Breen $467,729.67$462,863.64
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
House Republican Campaign Committee $7,178,505.93$6,475,437.26
Michigan House Democratic Fund $5,001,299.23$5,745,456.12
Democratic State Central Committee $3,972,821.66$1,598,442.27
Senate Republican Campaign Committee $3,846,768.59$1,280,390.17
Uaw Michigan Voluntary PAC $3,304,627.00$928,695.00
Justice for All (Superpac) $2,641,720.00$2,382,297.82
Michigan Republican Party $2,234,965.93$3,555,823.55
Progress Michigan Political Action Fund (Superpac) $1,977,790.00$1,602,285.53
Fair and Equal Michigan $1,574,503.71$1,516,400.14
Realtors PAC of Michigan $1,425,633.71$991,633.51
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Recent Articles
Contributing Writer | 01/13/2021

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Contributing Writer | 12/10/2020

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Tracy Marshall | 12/01/2020

With threats to blacklist Trump supporters making headlines, Transparency USA has been getting questions about whether political donors can be “doxxed,” along with requests to remove donors’ names from our site. It’s worth noting that doxxing doesn’t just happen on one side of the aisle. This fall, among other examples, celebrity rapper Cardi B reported …

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 …