campaign finance

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(MPRN-Lansing) The amount of money candidates in Michigan can get from special interest groups could get cut in half. That’s if a proposed bill finds its way through the legislature. 

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The Director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network says early fundraising totals show the state House races that people who write large checks believe are “worthy of an investment.” 

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Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director Craig Mauger says a limited number of competitive races for state House are attracting large sums of money. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Fundraising by Political Action Committees in Michigan is on a record-setting pace for a Presidential election year. That could mean very expensive races for state House this fall. 


Western Michigan University Psychiatry Professor Michael Liepman says even the elected officials he supports constantly “have their hand out for a check”.