Michigan Campaign Finance Network

Betsy DeVos said her husband would halt ‘political contributions.’ He hasn’t. 

BY: - May 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — In January 2017, a senior Senate Democrat grilled Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s then-nominee to lead the Education Department, on whether she planned to use her family’s vast wealth to influence politics while she was in office.  In 1997, DeVos had written of her West Michigan billionaire family’s widespread contributions to conservative causes: […]

Report: Big bucks already spent on ads for 2020 candidates in Michigan

BY: - January 22, 2020

A new report shows almost $18.6 million has been spent on political ads since 2019, and Michael Bloomberg, a Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City mayor, is leading the pack. Bloomberg, who is self-funded, has spent about $6.6 million in the last eight weeks running TV ads, according to data from the firm […]

Report: 3 GOP lawmakers part of ‘corporate contributions only’ fundraisers

BY: - September 26, 2019

The nonpartisan Michigan Campaign Finance Network (MCFN) has tracked down Lansing fundraising events for three Republican lawmakers that were advertised as taking “corporate contributions only.” State Sen. Triston Cole (R-Mancelona) was announced for a June 3 fundraiser for the group Empowering MI Future. State Sen. Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan) was scheduled to be at a Sept. […]