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This week’s election is shifting Michigan’s state Supreme Court to a Democratic Party-nominee majority.

Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack and Elizabeth Welch emerged from a crowded field as the winners of Michigan’s Supreme Court election.

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A new report predicts the presidential and congressional races in Michigan may draw nearly $150 million dollars in TV ad spending.

Simon Schuster is the executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. He’s been counting up how much money has been spent on TV ads so far this year and checking how much TV time campaigns and dark money groups have reserved between now and Election Day.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on Political Action Committees relied on by many state lawmakers.

The Michigan Campaign Finance Network reports during the governor’s stay-at-home order, state House members' PACs saw a steep drop in campaign donations.

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A new study finds police unions have made more than $1 million in political contributions to Michigan politicians and political action committees during the past decade.

The Michigan Campaign Finance Network (MCFN) says 112 of the 147 current Michigan legislators have received donations from a police union in the last 10 years.

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Michigan’s presidential primary is just under two months away, but millions of dollars have already been spent on campaign ads.

It's safe to say Michiganders have gotten used to hearing “I’m Mike Bloomberg, and I approve this message” coming from their television.