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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”. 

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More than $3-million was raised in the first quarter for candidates running for Congress in the state. But five of the 14 races stood out for the amount of money flowing in. 

"Washington — Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio experienced a fundraising surge among Michigan donors in the last quarter of 2015, bringing in 11 times more in campaign cash from the Great Lakes State than he raised in the prior three-month period." (Detroit News)

"LANSING, MI -- House Republicans have a cash advantage going into an election year, filings with the Secretary of State show." (MLive)