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)

Learn More About Michigan’s:

  • Limits on Campaign Contributions
  • Upcoming Elections
  • Campaign Finance Filing Deadlines
  • Legislative Sessions
  • State House of Representatives
  • State Senate
  • Term Limits


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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
Jason Wentworth $810,986.03$390,494.55
Donna Lasinski $470,744.52$243,652.96
Shri Thanedar $390,226.00$305,658.31
Bill Schuette $313,170.34$573,690.83
Peter Lucido $293,742.65$251,486.13
Bronwyn Haltom $267,467.24$85,947.18
Curtis Hertel Jr $227,867.89$193,756.54
Jim Ananich $227,562.00$167,383.33
Dan O'Neil $208,229.79$46,858.45
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
House Republican Campaign Committee $4,823,820.53$374,152.56
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
Fair and Equal Michigan $1,574,503.71$1,516,400.14
Michigan Republican Party $1,521,218.00$2,600,515.90
Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC $1,267,548.94$783,998.29
Realtors PAC of Michigan $1,153,021.10$783,165.97
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC $1,018,022.46$851,043.66
Michigan Laborers Political League $1,012,135.44$679,536.57
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Top Lobbyists

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Top Donors
Maria and Doug Devos $679,800.00
Richard M Devos Jr $611,200.00
Suzanne Cheryl Devos $458,100.00
Daniel Devos $434,800.00
John Kennedy III $369,100.00
Ronald Weiser $278,425.00
Peter Secchia $271,050.00
Matthew T Moroun $251,225.00
Sean Cotton $226,500.00
JC Huizenga $202,650.00
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Recent Articles
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 …

Tracy Marshall | 03/16/2020

In Sunday night’s Democratic presidential debate, frontrunner Joe Biden renewed his call for eliminating private money from elections and instead having federally-funded campaigns. Candidates from both sides of the aisle are increasingly interested in having the government fund their election efforts. Here are five reasons why more government control is the wrong way to make campaigns …

Tracy Marshall | 03/09/2020

Super Tuesday’s biggest loser? The narrative that money can buy an election.  From the top of the ballot to the bottom, voters proved again and again they won’t be swayed by money alone. Here are some glaring examples: The most infamous case is Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, who spent north of $500 million yet …

Tracy Marshall | 10/09/2019

Bernie Sanders’ recent heart attack may be keeping him off the campaign trail for a while, but he is still an active presence in the race for Democratic frontrunner. Just this week, he rolled out a multi-pronged plan designed to limit the influence of money in politics. State politics are Transparency Texas’ primary focus, but …

Tracy Marshall | 10/02/2019

As Democratic presidential candidates begin to reveal how much money they raised last quarter, it makes sense to examine the policies they promote about raising that money. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders (and at least eight others) have advocated for expanding or mandating government-funded elections. Today, most advocates for government-funded campaigns, also called publicly funded …