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
Candidate
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
Gretchen Whitmer $26,046,921.28$20,109,935.26
Kevin Rinke $10,493,219.07$10,487,714.12
Perry Johnson $7,939,851.42$14,030,245.62
Jocelyn Benson $3,615,138.63$500,339.31
Dana Nessel $3,404,953.39$1,013,341.20
James Craig $3,284,082.22$3,535,425.97
Tudor Dixon $2,363,755.73$1,841,611.94
Garrett Soldano $2,185,106.90$3,041,362.75
Jason Wentworth $1,402,350.00$977,797.01
Aric Nesbitt $967,453.56$633,471.86
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Top PACs
PAC
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
Reproductive Freedom for All $9,562,457.48$7,768,573.19
Promote the Vote 2022 $8,362,907.93$8,071,000.55
Let MI Kids Learn $8,146,235.00$8,457,210.91
Michiganders for Fair Lending $7,306,254.00$6,771,652.48
House Republican Campaign Committee $5,127,841.00$312,394.41
Democratic State Central Committee $4,637,989.28$1,326,779.64
Senate Republican Campaign Committee $4,584,013.75$763,103.87
Michigan Republican Party $3,659,001.38$4,416,079.32
Michigan House Democratic Fund $3,422,550.25$798,252.54
Raise the Wage MI $3,244,110.00$3,243,976.94
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Top Lobbyists

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Top Donors
Donor
Contributions
Sixteen Thirty Fund $12,000,000.00
Kevin Rinke $10,007,150.00
Perry Johnson $7,902,600.00
Ronald Weiser $2,912,365.00
Michigan Guardians of Democracy $1,990,000.00
Betsy Devos $1,968,100.00
Maria and Doug Devos $1,918,350.00
Richard M Devos Sr $1,852,050.00
State Victory Action $1,500,000.00
Lynn Schusterman $1,261,800.87
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 09/16/2022

In Michigan politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $229.5 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and Aug. 22, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $29.9 million, or 13 percent of all contributions. These are the top 10 individual donors to Michigan state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) …

Transparency USA | 09/16/2022

The general election for the attorney general of Michigan will take place on November 8, 2022. In total, candidates running for Michigan attorney general have raised $5.3 million and spent $2.3 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Aug. 22, 2022. Here’s the breakdown for the four candidates who advanced from their party conventions to the …

Transparency USA | 09/07/2022

Michigan Democratic House candidates and officeholders have spent $8.0 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Darrin Camilleri has spent more than any other Democrat. Camilleri is the representative for Michigan House District 23 and is running to represent Michigan State Senate District 4 in 2022. Camilleri raised $572,006 and spent …

Transparency USA | 09/07/2022

Michigan Republican House candidates and officeholders have spent $12.5 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Jason Wentworth has spent more than any other Republican. Wentworth is the representative for Michigan House District 97 and is not running for re-election in 2022. Wentworth raised $1.4 million and spent $977,797 between Jan. …

Joel Williams | 08/31/2022

Most money raised by a losing primary candidate General elections for all 110 seats in the Michigan House of Representatives will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. State house primary elections were held on Aug. 2, 2022. Republicans hold a 56-53 majority heading into the election. This article details the five candidates in each party …