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(MPRN-Lansing) A watchdog group says utilities and other electric industry interests have $500 million so far this year on political donations to state legislators. 

Michigan Campaign Finance Network

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

"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.