Constitutional executives' campaigns: $70.5M
Michigan's campaigns for governor, attorney general and secretary of state cost $70.5 million. The candidates' committees accounted for just 35% of that spending in the gubernatorial campaign, and most of the ads you saw for governor and attorney general were not reported to the State of Michigan. Look at the sad facts that make Michigan the Dark Money Capital of American Politics.
- Press Release: Constitutional executives' campaigns: $70.5M
- Constitutional Executive Candidates' Campaign Finance Summary
- Campaign Finance Summary, Michigan Gubernatorial Campaign
- Campaign Finance Summary, Michigan Attorney General Campaign
Michigan legislator campaigns: $42M
Michigan's 2014 campaigns for state legislators cost $42 million. Yet in a third of those campaigns one major-party candidate didn't even bother to raise money. Take a look at the patchy competition and see whether it makes you think G-E-R-R-Y-M-A-N-D-E-R.
- Press Release: Michigan's 2014 legislator campaigns: $42M
- Campaign Finance Summary, 2014 Michigan Senate Candidates
- Campaign Finance Summary, 2014 Michigan House Candidates
Michigan Supreme Court campaign: $10.3M
For the third consecutive election cycle Michigan had the most expensive, least transparent judicial election campaign in America. We are an outlier when it comes to judicial selection, and that's not a compliment. Michigan is the Dark Money Capital of Judicial Elections.
- Press Release: Michigan's 2014 Supreme Court Campaign: $10.3M
- Campaign Finance Summary, 2014 Michigan Supreme Court Candidates
- Campaign Finance Summary, 2014 Michigan Supreme Court Campaign
Top PACs on record fundraising pace
Michigan's top 150 state PACs have raised $60.1 million - 73% more than the top PACs had raised at this point last election cycle. The difference is largely due to the proliferation of superPACs. See which interest groups brought the most money to this year's campaigns.