Saturday, July 28, 2012

2012 Pre-primary Michigan Fundraising Reports

The deadline for pre-primary Michigan campaign finance reports was yesterday. Reports for state campaigns can be viewed at the Secretary of State site here:,4670,7-127-1633_8723_8751---,00.html

For the most part, incumbents raised money well. Nobody near Kalamazoo has a competitive race. Top fundraisers include Jase Bolger and Mark Ouimet. Kurt Damrow, who has had ethics problems, raised little. Party-switching Roy Schmidt raised a lot, but it probably won't save him from public outrage.

GOP hopefuls for 3 state House seats use their own money
State Rep. Roy Schmidt repays Democrat backers after he switches to Republican Party

Locally, Republican prosecutor candidate Scott Pierangeli raised the most. Most other candidates didn't really raise that much. No word yet on the Clerk and Drain Commissioner races.

See what candidates raised, spent in Kalamazoo County and township races
Kalamazoo home builders contributed to campaigns of several Texas Township candidates, reports show
Challenger Michael Bedford has outspent Van Buren County Prosecutor Juris Kaps about 6-to-1, campaign finance reports show

The homebuilders are supporting the Healy slate. Van Buren Republicans including Schuitmaker, Nesbitt, and Middaugh donated to Bedford over Kapps.

UPDATE: State representative finance reports show incumbents with fundraising advantage in Southwest Michigan

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