These PACs are the best fundraisers in Michigan

In Michigan politics, non-candidate political action committees (PACs) have received $51.0 million in total donations between January 1, 2021, and November 22, 2021. The top 10 PACs raised more than $21.0 million, or 41 percent of all donations made to state-level PACs.

These are the top 10 PACs in Michigan state-level politics in the 2022 election cycle, according to the most recent campaign finance reports submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State:

Top 10 Michigan PACs (1/1/2021 – 11/22/2021)

RankDonor NameTotal Donations
1Democratic State Central Committee$3,743,006
2House Republican Campaign Committee$3,114,519
3Protect MI Vote$2,800,000
4Senate Republican Campaign Committee$2,352,857
5Michigan Republican Party$1,781,844
6Michigan House Democratic Fund$1,744,778
7Let MI Kids Learn$1,710,285
8Raise the Wage MI$1,350,110
9Michigan Senate Democratic Fund$1,304,695
10Unlock Michigan$1,072,236

A PAC is broadly defined as a group that spends money on elections. They may be established and administered by corporations, labor unions, membership organizations, or trade associations.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Michigan PACs submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Annual/January1/31/2022
2022 April (PACs)4/25/2022
2022 July (PACs)7/25/2022
2022 Post-Primary9/1/2022
2022 Pre-General10/28/2023
2022 Post-General12/8/2022

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.