campaign finance

Campaign Finance
6:37 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Outside Money Dominates State Campaigns

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Money spent by outside groups is paying for most of the political television advertising seen so far. 

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6:15 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Candidates Use Own Money to Boost Fundraising Totals

Third Congressional District challenger Brian Ellis is among those who have made substantial loans to his own campaign
LANSING, MI - The candidates who top the amount of money in contributions are also those who put significant amounts of their own money into their bids. That's according to campaign finance reports were due for federal elections late Tuesday. In several top Republican primaries, there were several candidates who donated large amounts of money to their election bids.
6:23 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Outside Groups Spend Big on TV Ads in Michigan

Director of Michigan Campaign Finance Network says Supreme Court rulings have opened the door to more independent spending in state campaigns
Michigan voters were exposed to nearly $18 million in television ads about the candidates for governor and U.S. Senate during the first six months of the year about one-fifth of the spending came from the candidates themselves.
Campaign Spending
6:53 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Analysis Shows Independent Spending Dominating Gubernatorial and Senate Campaigns

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Most of the money being spent on ads in Michigan's campaign for Governor and U.S. Senate comes from outside groups. 

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8:48 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Former Meijer Attorney Cleared of Wrong Doing in Northern Michigan Election Case

Case against Timothy Stoepker dismissed by Attorney Discipline Board
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Accusations that have haunted Timothy Stoepker for eight years may finally be over. Stoepker, the attorney at the center of Meijer's high-profile Northern Michigan campaign finance scandal, has been cleared of wrongdoing by an attorney ethics panel.