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Politics & Government

Out-of-State Political Money

Michigan State Capitol

The campaigns for Michigan candidates for Congress drew a lot of money from out of state. 

The price tag for the Congressional campaigns comes in at about $40 million.  Rich Robinson is with the Michigan Campaign Finance Network.  He says the political parties in Washington, unions, and non-profits with anonymous contributors all chipped in.

“Of the $40 million, I’m estimating $16.8 million of that came from outside sources.”

The statewide races such as the governor, attorney general and so on spent another $100 million, so about $140 million altogether.

Basically, it breaks down to this - those politicians spent $43.75 for each person who voted.