Michigan Democratic candidates have raised $5.7 million more than Republicans

In Michigan, state-level candidates have raised $39.9 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 20, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $22.4 million and Republican candidates have raised $16.7 million. 

Michigan Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 160 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Michigan Secretary of State. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have spent the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Raised
1.Gretchen Whitmer$14,281,060.98
2.Dana Nessel$1,846,598.81
3.Jocelyn Benson$1,510,808.43
4.Donna Lasinski$301,700.93
5.Stephanie Chang$279,815.32
6.Jim Ananich$202,945.00
7.Sam Singh$193,965.44
8.Winnie Brinks$180,149.63
9.Curtis Hertel Jr$175,575.00
10.Sean McCann$161,064.01

Top 10 Republican candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022)

During the same time period, 192 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Michigan Secretary of State. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported donations for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Raised
1.James Craig$2,030,650.85
2.Kevin Rinke$2,004,938.02
3.Garrett Soldano$1,370,097.82
4.Jason Wentworth$831,900.00
5.Aric Nesbitt$696,815.57
6.Tom Leonard$634,061.36
7.Matt Hall$558,889.99
8.Tudor Dixon$505,766.32
9.Ryan Berman$333,960.00
10.Mark Huizenga$249,990.00

In some states, officeholders may accept donations to their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those donations are included in candidate campaign finance numbers.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Michigan candidate PACs submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State. 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

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.