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Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 8:06 PM

Landfill Money and Rotting Legislation

Landfill Money and Rotting Legislation This is newsletter can continue to be provided free thanks to the ongoing support of our individual donors. Ensure we can continue this work by making a donation. After Michigan Senator Receives $30k from Landfills, Recycli…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
April 5, 2022 at 12:14 PM

Dark Money In the GOP Attorney General Race

Dark Money In the GOP Attorney General Race This is newsletter can continue to be provided free thanks to the ongoing support of our individual donors. Ensure we can continue this work by making a donation. Dark Money Enters the GOP Attorney General Contest Tr…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
March 22, 2022 at 12:52 AM

The First Edition of MCFN's Newsletter

The First Edition of MCFN's Newsletter Welcome to the first edition of MCFN's weekly newsletter! We’ll be sending our subscribers original reporting and research, quick hits, plus campaign finance news from around Michigan each week. We rely on the support of ind…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
January 26, 2022 at 1:44 PM

Lee Chatfield Raised Millions and Traveled Often. Michigan Law Let Much Remain Secret.

Lee Chatfield Raised Millions and Traveled Often. Michigan Law Let Much Remain Secret. Lee Chatfield Raised Millions and Traveled Often. Michigan Law Means Much Remains Secret. LANSING  — Lee Chatfield is a 33-year-old father of five, made $95,985 per year as spea…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
October 1, 2021 at 11:29 AM

Five Hundred Thirty-Three Million Dollars

Five Hundred Thirty-Three Million Dollars The Full Breakdown of the $533M in Michigan's 2020 Elections In four short years, Michigan became some of the most hotly-contested political territory in the United States. In 2020 the decision as to which party would con…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
May 14, 2021 at 10:36 PM

Whitmer's Inaugural Nonprofit Chartered Her Private Jet To Florida

Whitmer's Inaugural Nonprofit Chartered Her Private Jet To Florida Governor's Inaugural Nonprofit Chartered Her Private Jet Flight To Florida LANSING (May 14, 2021) — A private jet Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to fly to Florida in March was chartered by the nonprof…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
May 4, 2021 at 12:41 PM

Experts Unimpressed By Financial Disclosure Package

Experts Unimpressed By Financial Disclosure Package Anti-Corruption Experts Don’t See Real Reform In Financial Disclosure Package   LANSING (May 4, 2020) — A package of bills intended to review legislators’ financial disclosures does little to increase a…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
February 12, 2021 at 4:54 PM

Paid to drop out of an election? Michigan may allow that.

Paid to drop out of an election? Michigan may allow that. For Michigan Republicans, A Reckoning With The Consequences Of Hidden Money   LANSING (Feb. 11, 2020) — A week ago, rumbling fissures within the Michigan Republican Party (MRP) were blown open. Then-cha…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
December 30, 2020 at 1:44 PM

A Side Consulting Business Brought In Big Money For Senior House Staff

A Side Consulting Business Brought In Big Money For Senior House Staff How Senior House Staff Blended Politics And Policy With Lucrative Results LANSING (Dec. 30, 2020) — As House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) gave his farewell address on the floor of the ch…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
December 3, 2020 at 9:00 PM

How Big Money Fueled a Mountain of Political Mail

How Big Money Fueled a Mountain of Political Mail How Big Money Fueled a Mountain of Political Mail LANSING (Dec. 3, 2020) — This election season, mailboxes were filling up. And much of the mail appeared to come from just two sources: Michigan’s Democratic and Re…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 11:24 PM

The Numbers You Need For Election Night Context

The Numbers You Need For Election Night Context The Numbers You Need For Election Night At 8 p.m. tonight, precincts reporting and ballots counted will be the only metric that matters. Unti…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 1:44 PM

Dark Money in Michigan's Supreme Court Race

Dark Money in Michigan's Supreme Court Race How Dark Money is Permeating Michigan’s Supreme Court Race   LANSING (Oct. 29, 2020) — With the balance of the Michigan Supreme Court at stake th…
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October 21, 2020 at 8:45 PM

Michigan's $47 Million Week

Michigan's $47 Million Week Michigan's $47 Million Week   LANSING (Oct. 21, 2020) — "Election season" or not, advertising spending in Michigan has increased explosively in the runup to in-p…
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October 19, 2020 at 5:52 PM

An Open Invitation For Outside Help In Key Races

An Open Invitation For Outside Help In Key Races Campaigns Are Leaving The Invitation For Outside Help Wide Open   LANSING (Oct. 19, 2020) — When national groups get involved in Michigan ra…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
September 25, 2020 at 8:34 PM

The Advertising Onslaught Is Just Beginning

The Advertising Onslaught Is Just Beginning The Advertising Onslaught Is Just Beginning LANSING (Sept. 25, 2020) —  The election is here, and it’s here to stay. Early voting officially began in Michigan Thursday, and more than a third …
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
September 1, 2020 at 6:19 PM

We're On Track For $150 Million In Political Ad Spending

We're On Track For $150 Million In Political Ad Spending   Michigan Is On Track To See More Than $150 Million In TV Ad Spending LANS…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
July 7, 2020 at 3:28 PM

Police Unions Contribute Widely: Here Is Where Their Money Went

Police Unions Contribute Widely: Here Is Where Their Money Went Michigan’s Largest Police Unions Contribute Widely: Here Is Where Their Money Went LANSING (July 6, 2020) — When a resolutio…
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May 18, 2020 at 4:23 PM

How Out-Of-State Nonprofits Stoked Anger About Michigan's Stay-At-Home Order

How Out-Of-State Nonprofits Stoked Anger About Michigan's Stay-At-Home Order Closely-tied Nonprofits Are Marketing An Ecosystem of Conservative Content To Michiganders On Facebook In the r…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
May 11, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Get Ready For $45 Million In Political TV Ad Spending. Minimum.

Get Ready For $45 Million In Political TV Ad Spending. Minimum. The Post-Primary Election Season Has Already Produced $45 Million In TV Spending LANSING (May. 10, 2020) — In most elections…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
March 2, 2020 at 8:50 PM

Bloomberg has eclipsed the whole 2016 primary in TV ads 📺

Bloomberg has eclipsed the whole 2016 primary in TV ads 📺 Bloomberg has now spent more than the entire 2016 primary on TV advertising. By SIMON D. SCHUSTER Michigan Campaign Finance Netwo…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
February 7, 2020 at 8:31 PM

PACs and Wealthy Donors Dominated 2019 Legislative Fundraising 💰

PACs and Wealthy Donors Dominated 2019 Legislative Fundraising 💰 Michigan’s legislative races attracted more than $18 million in 2019. Three-fourths came from PACs and $10,000+ Donors By S…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
January 31, 2020 at 11:37 PM

An Opaque Nonprofit is Spending $750,000 to Promote Whitmer’s Road Plan

An Opaque Nonprofit is Spending $750,000 to Promote Whitmer’s Road Plan A Nonprofit with Unknown Funding is Spending $750,000 to Promote Whitmer’s Road Plan   LANSING (Jan. 31, 2020) …
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
January 17, 2020 at 9:08 PM

Billionaires and Dark Money Are Dominating 2020 Ad Spending

Billionaires and Dark Money Are Dominating 2020 Ad Spending Billionaires and Dark Money Are Dominating Ad Spending In The 2020 Cycle   …
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
December 2, 2019 at 6:29 PM

Who will be influencing the 2020 elections?

Who will be influencing the 2020 elections? The 2020 election season is looming. Michigan is a key battleground state. This means our state is going be the focus of national attention and in turn dark money. This’ll keep us busy at the Michigan Campaign Finance N…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
October 8, 2019 at 9:02 PM

MCFN Hiring New Executive Director

MCFN Hiring New Executive Director Michigan Campaign Finance Network Seeks New Executive Director LANSING — The Michigan Campaign…
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September 24, 2019 at 6:48 PM

'Corporate Contributions Only'

'Corporate Contributions Only' Some Lansing Fundraisers Target ‘Corporate Contributions Only,' According To Invitations LANSING —…
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September 11, 2019 at 4:23 PM

Where The Lobbyist-Funded Food Flows

Where The Lobbyist-Funded Food Flows Record Amounts Of Free Food And Drink For Some Lawmakers, According To New Disclosures LANSI…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
September 6, 2019 at 7:47 PM

A County-By-County Push To Boost Line 5

A County-By-County Push To Boost Line 5 How A County-By-County Push Is Boosting Enbridge's Line 5 LANSING — A company that owns a…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
September 5, 2019 at 5:52 PM

A Company, A Bill And The Opioid Crisis

A Company, A Bill And The Opioid Crisis Most Michigan Counties Have Named This Company In Suits. Lawmakers May Give It A Win.   LA…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
August 16, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Term-Limited Lawmakers' Campaigns Keep Spending

Term-Limited Lawmakers' Campaigns Keep Spending Term-Limited Lawmakers’ Campaigns Made Big Purchases On The Way Out Of Lansing LA…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
August 8, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Following The Money In Michigan

Following The Money In Michigan Michigan has been ranked 50th out of all 50 states for transparency and accountability. View this email in your browser You Can’t Understand Politics Today Without Access To Public Information. Donate Now …
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
August 5, 2019 at 2:56 PM

PACs Increase Fundraising Ahead Of 2020

PACs Increase Fundraising Ahead Of 2020 Michigan's Top PACs Are Increasing Their Fundraising Ahead Of 2020, New Disclosures Show LANSI…
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
July 22, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Undisclosed Fundraising Accounts Have Become Widespread

Undisclosed Fundraising Accounts Have Become Widespread Undisclosed, Untold: Most State Lawmakers Have Ties To Accounts That Can Raise Money In Secret …
Michigan Campaign Finance Network · [email protected]
July 16, 2019 at 6:51 PM

U.S. House Members Post Big Fundraising Numbers

U.S. House Members Post Big Fundraising Numbers Michigan U.S. House Members Posted Big Fundraising Numbers. Where Is The Money Coming From? …