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 $5,398,647.61$3,158,331.96
Elizabeth Welch $1,600,013.13$2,543,207.53
Bridget Mary McCormack $1,308,584.48$2,086,816.09
Jason Wentworth $1,285,809.03$1,143,564.24
Donna Lasinski $915,981.26$845,983.07
Dan O'Neil $547,295.68$560,277.92
Christine Morse $537,367.95$532,441.31
Julia Pulver $522,512.36$486,962.36
Clarence Dass $516,042.99$518,458.84
Kelly Breen $463,574.96$464,230.37
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
House Republican Campaign Committee $7,680,724.93$14,145,325.97
Michigan House Democratic Fund $5,233,966.23$7,461,957.14
Senate Republican Campaign Committee $3,976,898.59$1,301,176.10
Democratic State Central Committee $3,972,821.66$1,598,442.27
Uaw Michigan Voluntary PAC $3,310,607.00$1,042,695.00
Fair and Equal Michigan $2,954,160.54$2,988,218.43
Unlock Michigan $2,768,948.97$3,047,316.03
Justice for All (Superpac) $2,741,885.00$2,741,582.82
Michigan Republican Party $2,319,106.79$3,736,228.28
Progress Michigan Political Action Fund (Superpac) $2,139,792.50$2,148,535.42
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 11/09/2021

In Michigan last week, voters in Senate Districts 8 and 28 elected new members in special elections. The special elections for the two seats came up this year after the Republican incumbents holding the seats resigned to take other positions. Republican candidates in both races held onto the seats for their party, allowing the Republican …

Transparency USA | 10/27/2021

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 Q3 of 2021. Top Viewed Michigan Candidates 1. Gretchen Whitmer 2. Mark Huizenga 3. Garrett Soldano 4. Dana Nessel 5. Tommy Brann …

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Transparency USA | 09/23/2021

Less than one year into a new administration, speculation is already in full swing for the 2024 presidential election. While no politician seems to have escaped the rumor mill, political spectators have honed in on two prominent state leaders who may be positioning themselves for a spot on the Republican ticket.    Governors Greg Abbott (R-Texas) …

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Transparency USA | 08/25/2021

Across the 10 states included in Transparency USA’s database, several prominent women dominated donor lists in the 2020 election cycle. Some, like Karla Jurvetson and Deborah Simon, targeted key state-level elections across multiple swing states. Others focused their contributions closer to home, supporting candidates and PACs in their state of residence. While Transparency USA focuses …

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Transparency USA | 08/17/2021

In state-level elections, the race for governor is the marquee contest on the ballot, setting the tone for the next two to four years in state government. And several upcoming governor’s races are expected to garner more attention — and be more contentious — than usual due to governors’ COVID-related decisions and rumored 2024 presidential …