campaign finance

Campaign Finance
12:21 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Nearly $23-million Raised by Candidates for State Legislature

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The Michigan Campaign Finance Network says its analysis finds that $22.9-million has been spent so far by candidates for the state Legislature. 

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6:37 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Republicans Lead Democrats in Fundraising for November Election

Democrats relying largely on contributions from labor unions
LANSING - Members of western Michigan's DeVos family donated nearly $1 million to the Michigan Republican Party in the latest reporting period, bringing the total amount the family has donated to the party for this election cycle to about $1.4 million, newly filed campaign finance reports show.
6:19 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Republican Incumbents Lead Fundraising in Attorney General, Secretary of State Races

Attorney General Bill Schuette holds large cash advantage over Democratic challenger Mark Totten of Kalamazoo
Lansing Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has out-raised his Democratic opponent 12-to-1 and entered the fall election season with four times as much money on hand, state campaign finance disclosure filings indicate.
7:42 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Four Michigan Donors Take Advantage of New Campaign Contribution Limits

Almost all of the money went to Republican candidates or conservative causes
Four Michiganians are among 310 nationwide who have taken advantage of a U.S. Supreme Court decision four months ago that eliminated limits on the amount of overall political contributions and have increased their giving, according to a Center for Responsive Politics analysis.
7:24 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Many Races to be Decided in Primary

District lines leave few competitive races in November's general election
Lansing Following record campaign spending and the usual amount of mud-slinging, Tuesdays primary election is expected to decide most of the makeup of Michigans 98th Legislature and congressional delegation. The Nov. 4 general election is the final decider, but its a technicality in most state House, state Senate and congressional races.