These are the most expensive contested elections in the Michigan Senate

Elections for all 38 seats in the Michigan State Senate will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans hold a 22-16 majority heading into the election.

This article details the five most expensive contested general elections in the State Senate.

This information comes from candidate reports to the Michigan Secretary of State covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Aug. 22, 2022.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

#1 District 20 – $990,807

Incumbent Aric Nesbitt (R) raised $967,454 and Kim Jorgensen Gane (D) raised $23,353.

#2 District 32 – $755,735

Incumbent Jon Bumstead (R) raised $318,550 and Terry Sabo (D) raised $437,185.

#3 District 30 – $713,687

Incumbent Mark Huizenga (R) raised $363,122, David LaGrand (D) raised $350,565, and Theo Petzold (U) raised $0.

#4 District 35 – $643,634

Annette Glenn (R) raised $322,650 and Kristen McDonald Rivet (D) raised $320,984.

#5 District 4 – $611,597

Darrin Camilleri (D) raised $572,006 and Houston James (R) raised $39,591.

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.

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.