$516,804 was spent with USPS from Michigan campaign accounts

In Michigan, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $516,804 from their campaign accounts on services from the United States Postal Service in the 2022 election cycle so far. USPS received 0.31 percent of all $164.1 million in reported expenditures

According to Michigan Secretary of State reports, here are the top candidates and PACs that have spent campaign funds with USPS between Jan. 1, 2021, and Jul. 20, 2022.

Top 10 Michigan candidates and PACs spending money with USPS

Of the $516,804 spent with USPS, 56.9 percent came from these 10 campaign accounts.

Top Campaign Expenditures with USPS (1/1/2021 – 7/20/2022)

RankTotal Paid to USPSNameAccount Type
1.$56,614.41Right to Life of Michigan Victory Fund (Superpac)Non-Candidate Committee
2.$44,747.95Annette GlennCandidate Committee
3.$40,474.50Mark HuizengaCandidate Committee
4.$37,184.16John CherryCandidate Committee
5.$32,961.88Michigan Action (Superpac)Non-Candidate Committee
6.$24,074.62Madhu AndersonCandidate Committee
7.$18,156.49Gretchen WhitmerCandidate Committee
8.$16,108.06Let MI Kids LearnNon-Candidate Committee
9.$12,885.14William ThompsonCandidate Committee
10.$10,589.40Thomas TC ClementsCandidate Committee

Campaign expenditures with USPS in eight states

Here is how spending with USPS in Michigan compares to other states with the most recent report data available from Transparency USA for the 2021-2022 election cycle:

Comparison of total spent with USPS, by state

RankStateExpenditures with USPSTotal Reported Expenditures% of Total Reported ExpendituresAvailable Reporting Period
1California$15,081,328$1,226,617,6541.23%1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022
2Pennsylvania$2,783,385$520,342,0530.53%1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022
3Texas$2,296,493$558,195,683.200.41%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
4Michigan$516,804$164,128,118.560.31%1/1/2021 – 7/20/2022
5Wisconsin$359,986$84,579,752.310.43%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
6North Carolina$275,000$57,297,691.780.48%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
7Indiana$118,005$34,302,447.740.34%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
8Ohio$58,235$71,355,093.800.08%1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Michigan 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.

Name of ReportReporting PeriodDeadline
2021 Annual1/1/21 – 12/31/211/31/2022
2022 April (PACs)1/1/22 – 4/20/224/25/2022
2022 July (PACs)4/21/22 – 7/20/227/25/2022
2022 Post-Primary7/21/22 – 8/22/229/1/2022
2022 Pre-General8/23/22 – 10/23/2210/28/2022
2022 Post-General10/24/22 – 11/29/2212/8/2022
2022 Annual1/1/22 – 12/31/221/31/2023

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.