Michigan Post-primary Fundraising Reports

The deadline for post-primary campaign finance reports for the Michigan state legislature was September 4.  The following details the total amount raised in competitive general elections, and cash on hand (COH) in competitive general elections.  Ratings for the races are included.

Governor (Lean R)
R: Rick Snyder 10M (2.8M COH)
D: Mark Schauer (2.5M COH)

Lieutenant Governor:
R: Brian Calley 371K (78K COH)
D: Lisa Brown waiver

Attorney General (Lean R)
R: Bill Schuette 3.0M (1.9M COH)
D: Mark Totten 258K (146K COH)

Secretary of State (Likely R)
R: Ruth Johnson 723K (252K COH)
D: Godfrey Dillard  no report yet

State senate:

7. Lean R
R: Pat Colbeck 184K (28K COH)
D: Dian Slavens 172K (157K COH)

13. Safe R
R: Marty Knollenberg 80K (1K COH)
D: Cyndi Peltonen 13K (1K COH)

17. Tossup
R: Dale Zorn 128K (52K COH)
D: Doug Spade 105K (73K COH)

20. Tossup
R: Margaret O’Brien 189K (81K COH)
D: Sean McCann 312K (245K COH)
L: Lorence Wenke (3K COH)

24. Safe R
R: Rick Jones 153K (50K COH)
D: Dawn Levey 41K (38K COH)

25. Safe R
R: Phil Pavlov 273K (138K COH)
D: Terry Brown 13K (32K COH)

29. Safe R
R: Dave Hildenbrand 286K (203K COH)
D: Lance Penny 9K (2K COH)

32. Tossup
R: Ken Horn 191K (76K COH)
D: Stacy Erwin Oakes 241K (113K COH)

34. Lean R
R: Geoff Hansen 321K (254K COH)
D: Cathy Forbes 89K (65K COH)

38. Safe R
R: Tom Casperson 303K (133K COH)
D: Christopher Germain 2K ($170 COH)

State House:

21. Lean D
R: Carol Fausone 68K (52K COH)
D: Kristy Pagan 95K (13K COH)

23. Lean R
R: Pat Somerville 124K (78K COH)
D: Andrew Linko 37K (12K COH)

25. Lean D
R: Nick Hawatmeh 52K (37K COH)
D: Henry Yanez 109K (51K COH)

30. Lean R
R: Jeff Farrington 84K (54K COH)
D: Bo Karpinsky 39K (28K COH)

39. Lean R
R: Klint Kesto 199K (35K COH)
D: Sandy Colvin 40K (26K COH)

41. Lean R
R: Martin Howrylak 82K (56K COH)
D: Mary Kerwin 46K (40K COH)

43. Safe R
R: Jim Tedder 51K (26K COH)
D: Dennis Ritter 39K (5K COH)

56. Lean R
R: Jason Sheppard 48K (10K COH)
D: Tom Redmond 33K (24K COH)

57. Lean R
R: Nancy Jenkins 63K (46K COH)
D: Sharon Wimple 24K (17K COH)

59. Safe R
R: Aaron Miller 15K (2K COH)
D: Mike Moroz 13K (2K COH)

61. Safe R
R: Brandt Iden 81K (18K COH)
D: John Fisher 22K (15K COH)

63. Safe R
R: David Maturen 50K (10K COH)
D: Bill Farmer 9K (8K COH)

65. Safe R
R: Brett Roberts 66K (5K COH)
D: Bonnie Johnson $300 (-$1750 COH)

66. Safe R
R: Aric Nesbitt 129K (114K COH)
D: Annie Brown 64K (49K COH)

71. Tossup
R: Tom Barrett 58K (30K COH)
D: Theresa Abed 98K (79K COH)

76. Lean D
R: Donijoe DeJonge 68K (24K COH)
D: Winnie Brinks 138K (106K COH)

82. Safe R
R: Todd Courser 31K (1K COH)
D: Margaret DeLuca 12K (10K COH)

84. Lean R
R: Edward Canfield 84K (1K COH)
D: David Jaroch 17K (12K COH)

91. Tossup
R: Holly Hughes 165K (102K COH)
D: Colleen LaMonte 166K (125K COH)

98. Safe R
R: Gary Glenn 174K (18K COH)
D: Joan Brausch 57K (38K COH)

101. Lean R
R: Ray Franz 75K (52K COH)
D: Tom Stobie 92K (58K COH)

107. Safe R
R: Lee Chatfield 93K (11K COH)
D: Jim Page 4K (5K COH)

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  7 comments for “Michigan Post-primary Fundraising Reports

  1. Tim Bos
    September 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    As far as incumbents go, I'm hopeful that both Ray Franz and Martin Howrylak get reelected.

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  2. Conservative First
    September 8, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I rate them both lean R, since it is hard to see how a Republican who won in 2012 would lose in 2014, but they both could use some help. Particularly Franz, who was outraised by the dem. Pat Colbeck also needs significant fundraising help.

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    • September 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm

      I suppose its possible the Dems could look at Franz's seat and think they have a chance, but its not a hopey changey tsunami as it was in 2008 (along with some other issues) when Scripps won. Franz has represented his district well, and has been able to remain true to his core.

      Colbeck is a good one we should make sure is a return. If I can scratch a few bucks together, I'll be cutting a check his way.

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      • Conservative First
        September 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm

        Franz won 51-49 in 2012, so the district is certainly competitive.

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  3. Corinthian Scales
    September 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    The top of the ticket is what I find amusing. Lon and his White House ties wifey have all but stayed out of the SoS race with a last minute throwing an 'ol what's his name 'Gadfly' at the wall.

    Even the Dems know that Ruth Johnson is the only statewide candidate on Team R that hasn't thoroughly pissed off Conservatives.

    Now, that's gottdamn funny.

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    • Conservative First
      September 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      Dems always nominate a black person from metro Detroit for LG, AG, or SOS. Since 1994, this essentially gives one of our nominees a free pass. This time, Ruth lucked out.

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      • Corinthian Scales
        September 8, 2014 at 4:49 pm

        Ruth lucked out? Ha! Bullshit. Team R's statewide candidates - the Nerd with his poser Lt., Terri Elliot-Larsen/minimum wage hike Hibma, and 'ol AG Do Little - suck.

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