Michigan’s U.S. House Members Combined To Raise $1.6M In The First Months Of 2017

Reps. Huizenga, Kildee Drew The Most Campaign Money From January Through March

 

By CRAIG MAUGER
Michigan Campaign Finance Network


LANSING — When one election ends, the fundraising for the next one begins — if it hadn’t already.

With their eyes on 2018, Michigan’s 14 U.S. representatives reported raising $1.62 million over the first three months of 2017, according to campaign finance disclosures due over the weekend.

Of that $1.62 million, $1.07 million, about 66 percent, came from political committees, which are usually political action committees (PACs) representing interest groups.

The top fundraiser of Michigan’s delegation in the U.S. House for the three-month period was Rep. Bill Huizenga, a Republican from Zeeland. He reported raising $217,411. That amounts to an average of $2,415 a day.

Huizenga was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee. Financial interest groups were among his top donors. Investment Company Institute PAC and the Capital One PAC each gave $5,000 to Huizenga’s campaign in the first three months of 2017.

Behind Huizenga in fundraising was Rep. Dan Kildee, a Democrat from Flushing. Kildee, who is said to be considering a run for Michigan governor in 2018, reported raising $206,409 for the first quarter of 2017. As of March 31, Kildee had the most money saved in his campaign account of any Michigan U.S. representative at $663,720, according to disclosures.

Kildee received $5,000 contributions from the General Motors PAC, DTE Energy PAC and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC, among others. PACs can give up to $5,000 to a congressional candidate per election.

After Kildee came Rep. Tim Walberg, a Republican from Tipton, who represents a competitive district in southern Michigan.

Walberg reported raising $200,929, over the first three months of 2017. His reports showed individuals — not PACs — among his top donors. Eileen Weiser, a member of the State Board of Education, gave the maximum, $5,400, and along with John and Debra Pearson, who each gave $5,400, according to Walberg’s disclosure.

Click here to see a spreadsheet on U.S. House fundraising based on the latest campaign finance disclosures for the first three months of 2017. Full records can be found at www.fec.gov.

The following is a list of which members of the U.S. House from Michigan raised the most for the first quarter of 2017, how much of it came from political committees and a few of each member’s top donors.

— Rep. Bill Huizenga, Republican, 2nd District: He raised $217,411 for the quarter; he received $196,140 from political committees; and top donors included the Investment Company Institute PAC ($5,000), Jackson National Life PAC ($5,000), Capital One PAC ($5,000) and Farm Credit Council PAC ($5,000).

— Rep. Dan Kildee, Democrat, 5th District: He raised $206,409 for the quarter; he received $119,600 from political committees; and top donors included Credit Union National Association PAC ($5,000), DTE Energy PAC ($5,000), General Motors PAC ($5,000) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC ($5,000).

— Rep. Tim Walberg, Republican, 7th District: He raised $200,929 for the quarter; he received $90,500 from political committees; and top donors included Eileen Weiser ($5,400), Randal Glick ($5,400), John Pearson ($5,400) and Debra Pearson ($5,400).

— Rep. Fred Upton, Republican, 6th District: He raised $189,614 for the quarter; he received $158,400 from political committees; and top donors included General Motors PAC ($10,000), Ford Motor Company PAC ($5,000), ITC Holdings PAC ($5,000) and DTE Energy PAC ($5,000).

— Rep. David Trott, Republican, 11th District: He raised $181,101 for the quarter; he received $58,700 from political committees; and top donors included Edward Levy ($5,400), Robert Skandalaris ($5,400), Corey Harris ($5,400) and Michelle Harris ($5,400).

— Rep. Mike Bishop, Republican, 8th District: He raised $151,251 for the quarter; he received $110,000 from political committees; and top donors included the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers PAC ($5,000), Liberty Mutual Insurance Company PAC ($5,000), Making America Prosperous PAC ($5,000) and General Motors PAC ($5,000).

— Rep. John Bergman, Republican, 1st District: He raised $110,988 for the quarter; he received $108,000 from political committees; and top donors included the National Air Traffic Controllers PAC ($7,500), CMS Energy PAC ($7,500) and Prosperity Action Inc. PAC ($5,000).

— Rep. Paul Mitchell, Republican, 10th District: He raised $84,158 for the quarter; he received $53,000 from political committees; and top donors included Matthew Moroun ($5,400), Ernst & Young PAC ($5,000) and New York Life Insurance PAC ($5,000).

— Rep. John Conyers, Democrat, 13th District: He raised $63,067 for the quarter; he received $44,500 from political committees; and top donors included the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC ($10,000), Machinists Nonpartisan Political League PAC ($10,000) and American Association for Justice PAC ($5,000).

— Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Democrat, 14th District: She raised $61,399 for the quarter; she received $39,000 from political committees; and top donors included Quicken Loans PAC ($4,500), United Postmasters and Managers PAC ($3,000) and Amazon PAC ($2,500).

— Rep. John Moolenaar, Republican, 4th District: He raised $47,891 for the quarter; he received $39,745 from political committees; and top donors included New Pioneers PAC ($5,000), The Boeing PAC ($3,000) and the National Restaurant Association PAC ($2,500).

— Rep. Debbie Dingell, Democrat, 12th District: She raised $46,822 for the quarter; she received $25,500 from political committees; and top donors included the Carpenters Legislative Improvement Committee ($5,000); Katherine Bradley ($2,700) and CMS Energy PAC ($2,500).

— Rep. Sander Levin, Democrat, 9th District: He raised $37,351 for the quarter; he received $36,750 from political committees; and top donors included American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons PAC ($2,500), Air Line Pilots Association PAC ($2,500) and American Association for Justice PAC ($2,500).

— Rep. Justin Amash, Republican, 3rd District: He raised $25,492 for the quarter; he received $0 from political committees; and top donors included Michael Dearing ($5,400), Myrna Hamati ($5,000) and Jamiel Akhtar ($2,700).

Related documents and articles
FILE U.S. House Fundraising Numbers April 2017
Tags
2018 Election 2017 News Fundraising Kildee Upton U.s. House
Donate Now

Your financial support enables us to do research you won't find anywhere else.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Related News