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 $1,117,481.90$141,491.81
Jocelyn Benson $648,685.83$85,695.32
Garrett Soldano $620,964.83$258,221.97
Jason Wentworth $280,275.00$235,227.48
Aric Nesbitt $255,662.70$74,111.05
Mark Huizenga $195,665.00$260,217.30
Ralph Rebandt $170,025.00$155,808.62
Donna Lasinski $166,891.26$105,382.84
Matt Hall $163,130.00$48,733.26
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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
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
Rock Holdings Inc State PAC $417,500.00$133,500.00
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