Justice Robert P. Young Jr. has raised more money than his three closest contenders combined in the Michigan Supreme Court race.
According to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, Young, a Republican, has raised some $514,000, with newly named candidate Justice Alton T. Davis a distant second with $194,000.
Among the most interesting facts in the report is the amount of early support the Republican party has given Young and fellow Republican Mary Beth Kelly – $61,000 and $60,000 respectively – while the Democratic party has contributed less than $7,000 to Denise Langford Morris, and has not yet reported any contribution to Davis.
Young’s largest contributors thus far are health care, insurance and finance PACs, with the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Health PAC, Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Michigan Farm BureauPAC and Auto Club of Michigan PAC contributing $22,500, $15,000, $15,000 and $13,200. Davis’ single largest contributor is the Michigan Education Association PAC, which contributed $17,000.
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