Donors Betting Big On GOP Leadership Candidates

With all 148 seats in the state Legislature on the ballot in 2018, donors are investing heavily in the Republicans who could lead the House and Senate next year if the GOP maintains control. Meanwhile, Democratic candidates for leadership jobs have fallen well behind their GOP counterparts in PAC fundraising. read more

posted on 05/22/2018

Michigan’s Largest PACs Are Awash In Cash

As of April 20 — 200 days before the general election — the top 150 political action committees in Michigan had collected $34.5 million, according to an analysis of new campaign finance disclosures. That total is a record for this point before a statewide election. read more

posted on 05/04/2018

U.S. House Hopefuls Have Raised $22 Million

The men and women who want to represent Michigan in the U.S. House have already raised about $22 million for their 2018 campaigns, according to new campaign finance disclosures. In most of the state's battleground districts, the candidates’ total fundraising hauls are higher so far in 2018 than they were at the same point in 2016. read more

posted on 04/17/2018

Special Project: A Precinct-By-Precinct Fight For The Soul Of The Michigan Republican Party

Precinct delegates help set the Michigan Republican Party's future, and the quiet fight to decide who gets to be one of them in 2018 is playing out in small meetings in counties across the state. GOP candidates for secretary of state and attorney general are already out working for support among delegates. Tea party groups want to increase their own numbers. And if the past is any indication, others will try to sway the process as well. read more

posted on 04/12/2018

 

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