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How expensive are Michigan’s political campaigns?
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How expensive are Michigan’s political campaigns?

Detroit Today Elections are getting more costly. In 2018, Michigan saw the most expensive election season ever. At least $324 million were spent on a variety of campaigns, according to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. Nationally, the trend appears to be the same. From 1998 to 2018, midterm election spending grew by more than four billion dollars, according to OpenSecrets.org. And this election year in Michigan doesn’t seem to be any different. Governor Gretchen Whitmer raised more than $9 million dollars in 2022 and has 15 million dollars in the bank. This is as candidates like state Rep. Shri Thanedar spend millions on their own campaigns. “2018 was the most expensive state level election and then 2020 became the most expensive election in Michigan’s histo...