These Michigan State Senate candidates raised the most money and lost

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

This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their election. In the 2022 election cycle, 38 of 38 general elections were contested. The losing candidates are shown along with the percentage of the vote they received compared to the winner. In cases where the race was pushed to a runoff, vote percentages for both advancing candidates are included.

State Senate candidates who raised the most money and lost their general election

This information comes from candidate reports to the Michigan Secretary of State covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Nov. 18, 2022.

The candidates who raised the most money and lost their election were:

  • Padma Kuppa – $900,743 – District 9 (Lost general 50% – 50%)
  • David LaGrand – $752,339 – District 30 (Lost general 49% – 49%)
  • Annette Glenn – $729,475 – District 35 (Lost general 47% – 53%)
  • Terry Sabo – $602,744 – District 32 (Lost general 47% – 53%)
  • Pamela Hornberger – $419,335 – District 12 (Lost general 50% – 50%)

State Senate candidates who raised the most money and lost their general election last cycle

This information comes from candidate reports to the Michigan Secretary of State covering the period of Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020.

The candidates who raised the most money and lost their election were:

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.

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.




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