Gretchen Whitmer raised more than any other Democratic statewide candidate or officeholder in Michigan

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:

Total Donations Name Type
$250,000 Jay Pritzker INDIVIDUAL
$250,000 Mark J Bernstein INDIVIDUAL
$250,000 Patricia Stryker INDIVIDUAL
$250,000 Ronda Stryker INDIVIDUAL
$250,000 Stacy Schusterman INDIVIDUAL
$100,000 Heidi and Christopher Stolte INDIVIDUAL
$100,000 James Offield INDIVIDUAL
$100,000 Karla T Jurvetson INDIVIDUAL
$100,000 Richard Whitmer INDIVIDUAL
$100,000 Sharif Hussein 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 Annual/January 1/31/2022
2022 April (PACs) 4/25/2022
2022 July (PACs) 7/25/2022
2022 Post-Primary 9/1/2022
2022 Pre-General 10/28/2023
2022 Post-General 12/8/2022

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.