michigan campaign finance network

"Lansing — The wealthy DeVos clan outspent the entire United Auto Workers labor union in Michigan politics last year, as higher limits for individual contributions allowed the politically powerful west Michigan family to give more to Republican candidates than ever before." (Detroit News)

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Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director Rich Robinson says a culture of unregulated and unreported spending has highlighted judicial campaigns in Michigan since 2000. 


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Michigan lobbyists spent more than $37-million trying to influence state lawmakers last year. 

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Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director Rich Robinson says independent groups dominated the spending in statewide campaigns this year. 

More than three-quarters of the spending came from outside groups

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