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A Citizen’s Guide to Michigan Campaign Finance 2014

This document examines the money in Michigan's 2014 election. Candidates and independent committees raised and spent $134,610,000 in the 2014 election cycle. That total is up by 25.6 percent compared to the corresponding total from 2010, when constitutional executive offices and the Michigan Senate were last on the ballot. read more

posted on 03/29/2018

A Citizen's Guide To Michigan Campaign Finance 2010

This document examines the money in Michigan's 2010 election. The 2010 state political campaigns were not the most expensive in Michigan history. However, they did set a record as the least accountable campaigns ever for the major statewide offices. Of $61 million spent in the races for governor, secretary of state, attorney general and justice of the Supreme Court, $22.9 million was not disclosed in the State’s campaign finance reporting system. read more

posted on 03/29/2018

2008 Citizen's Guide To Michigan Campaign Finance

This document examines the money in the 2008 election in Michigan. Plenty of campaign finance records were broken in 2008. On the national level President Barack Obama’s record-shattering campaign raised more than twice as much from individuals as the entire field of Republican candidates in 2008; more than the entire field of candidates from both parties in 2004; and, more than twice as much as the entire field of candidates from both parties in 2000. read more

posted on 03/29/2018

2006 Citizen's Guide To Michigan Campaign Finance

This document examines the money in the 2006 Michigan election. In 2006, Michigan political campaigns were much more costly than ever before. Overall campaign costs were up by 60 percent compared to 2002, the last time the Michigan Senate and the elected State executive offices were on the ballot. read more

posted on 03/29/2018

A Citizen's Guide To Michigan Campaign Finance 2004

This document examines the money in the 2004 campaigns in Michigan. In federal campaigns, 2004 was a watershed year. The convergence of the McCain- Feingold reforms and the maturation of Internet fundraising changed the presidential campaign dramatically from 2000. There was much more money and many more people giving to parties and candidates – and it was all subject to contribution limits and full disclosure. read more

posted on 03/29/2018

A Citizen's Guide To Michigan Campaign Finance 2002

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. read more

posted on 03/28/2018

An Overview of Michigan’s 2000 State Elections

This document provides an overview of money in the 2000 state elections in Michigan. In the most competitive contests for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2000, the parties’ independent expenditures and unlimited caucus campaign committee expenditures overwhelmed all other contributions. read more

posted on 03/28/2018

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