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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)

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has signed a controversial elections bill, but has called for a fix to clear up some confusion in the new law. 

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The spending on political campaigns in Michigan last year was more likely to come outside groups than the campaigns of individual candidates.