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These people are running to be state representative for Michigan’s 69th House District, which includes East Lansing, Haslett, Okemos, Williamstown Township and Locke Township. Rep. Sam Sing, D-East Lansing, is finishing his third term representing the district. The primary election is Aug. 7. The candidate biographies are below.
Michigan state lawmakers raised nearly $8 million in 2017, but a mere $500 of that came from the National Rifle Association. The gun group gets its influence from independent expenditures.
They explained an Inside 83 project that looked at the money raised by Michigan lawmakers.
You may not know your state legislator, but chances are they’ve raised eye-popping sums of money to get your attention.
Several lawmakers raised substantially smaller sums of money than their colleagues who often raise 50 times as much.
The Republicans raised more money from both PACs and individuals overall, but Democrats rely on PACs to a greater degree. And we report the state’s most partisan PACs.
But experts say they face greater challenges.
Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Muskegon, was the largest self-funder with $250,000.
Even though 2017 was a non-election year, Michigan lawmakers raised nearly $8 million to run for office. Political Action Committees accounted for 54 percent of it.