Democratic State Central Committee outraises every other Michigan PAC with $3.74 million

In Michigan, the Democratic State Central Committee has raised more than any other non-candidate political action committee (PAC) in the 2022 election cycle so far. According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Michigan Secretary of State, the Democratic State Central Committee raised $3.74 million and spent $26.18 million between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. 

In Michigan politics, donations to the Democratic State Central Committee represent 7.34 percent of the $51.02 million all Michigan state-level PACs have raised in total. Here are the Democratic State Central Committee’s top donors and recipients, as reported to the Michigan Secretary of State.

Donations to the Democratic State Central Committee

Of the $3,743,006 raised in the 2022 election cycle, 99.31 percent came from Democratic State Central Committee’s top 10 donors.

Top Donations to Democratic State Central Committee (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$3,556,365.61Gretchen WhitmerENTITY
2.$41,975.00Donna LasinskiENTITY
3.$35,000.00Brian MosallamENTITY
4.$25,000.00Michigan State Utility Workers Council AFL-CIO PACENTITY
5.$21,000.00Grand Traverse County Democratic CommitteeENTITY
6.$11,000.00David NachtINDIVIDUAL
7.$10,000.00Michigan Education Association PACENTITY
8.$7,000.00Grand Travrse County Democratic CommENTITY
9.$5,000.00Gloria PageINDIVIDUAL
10.$5,000.00Martha LinetINDIVIDUAL

Expenditures by the Democratic State Central Committee

On the expenditures side, Democratic State Central Committee reported $176,326, with 93.43 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list. Payees include both contribution recipients and vendors, as filed by the PAC.

Top Expenditures by the Democratic State Central Committee (1/1/2021 – 12/31/21)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$60,997.50Gretchen WhitmerENTITY
2.$40,000.00Michigan House Democratic FundENTITY
3.$14,297.32Empower MI VoteENTITY
4.$10,719.43Scholten FantENTITY
5.$10,000.00Grand Traverse County Democratic CommitteeENTITY
6.$8,585.56Mass Mailing LLCENTITY
7.$8,130.00American Printing and Graphics IncENTITY
8.$5,000.00Michigan Democratic Black CaucusENTITY
9.$3,507.27Daniel CentersENTITY
10.$3,507.27Hess PrintingENTITY

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.