Kevin Rinke spent more than any other Republican statewide candidate or officeholder in Michigan

Michigan Republican statewide candidates and officeholders have spent $28.9 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Kevin Rinke has spent more than any other Republican.

Rinke ran for Governor of Michigan in 2022. Rinke raised $10.4 million and spent $6.2 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 20, 2022. According to Michigan Secretary of State reports, Rinke spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Kevin Rinke’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 7/20/2022)

Of the $6.2 million in reported expenditures, $5.5 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$4,211,702 Strategic Media Placement ENTITY
$441,276 Majority Strategies LLC ENTITY
$201,750 Fabrizio Lee & Associates LLC ENTITY
$130,563 The Coefficient Group LLC ENTITY
$129,969 The Strategy Group for Media ENTITY
$91,464 Red Curve Solutions LLC ENTITY
$70,000 Big Dog Strategies LLC ENTITY
$69,933 Hudson Strategies Group LLC ENTITY
$69,100 Willowstone Consulting LLC ENTITY
$67,265 Accelevate 2020 LLC ENTITY

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.

See updates to Kevin Rinke’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

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