Legislators have raised $2.1M in eight months

LANSING - Michigan legislators have raised more than $2.1 million for their campaign accounts since November 25th, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Michigan Bureau of Elections today.

Thirty-five senators reported raising $661,017, an average of $18,886, while 107 representatives reported raising $1,460,557, an average of $13,650.

Reports are unavailable for three senators and three representatives.

Sen. Margaret O'Brien, who last November won the most expensive state senate campaign in state history, was the top fundraiser among senators with $63,135.

Rep. Mike Callton was the top fundraiser in the House with $54,170.

Fundraising has nearly stopped for three of four lame duck constitutional executives. Gov. Rick Snyder reported contributions of just $485. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley reported raising no funds. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reported $4,590 in new contributions.

Attorney General was the state's top fundraising officeholder since November 25th with $116,152. It is widely speculated that Mr. Schuette will run for the office of governor in 2018.

Updated to include data for late filers.

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