This guide examines the 2002 state election in Michigan.
More than $76 million was raised by candidates or spent by their supporters for independent expenditures and issue advocacy in the 2002 Michigan state elections. Almost half that amount was spent on the gubernatorial campaigns. Independent expenditures and issue ads accounted in many of the most competitive state elections, the majority of money raised and spent on behalf of the candidates comes from a very narrow, well-funded base of support — either extremely wealthy individual contributors or well-funded interest groups.
The race for governor was between Jennifer Granholm and Dick Posthumus.