Michigan Democratic statewide candidates and officeholders have raised $27.1 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Gretchen Whitmer has raised more than any other Democrat.
Whitmer is Governor of Michigan and is running for re-election in 2022. Whitmer raised $23.7 million and spent $14.8 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 20, 2022. According to Michigan Secretary of State reports, the following individual donors and PACs gave the most money to Whitmer.
Gretchen Whitmer’s Top 10 Donors, (1/1/2021 – 7/20/2022)
Of the $23.7 million in reported donations, $1.8 million came from these 10 donors:
|$250,000||Mark J Bernstein||INDIVIDUAL|
|$100,000||Heidi and Christopher Stolte||INDIVIDUAL|
|$100,000||Karla T Jurvetson||INDIVIDUAL|
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Michigan PACs submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. 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. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.
See updates to Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 April (PACs)||4/25/2022|
|2022 July (PACs)||7/25/2022|
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