LANSING, Mich. – Following a dominant fundraising performance in the last quarter of 2021, Representative Matt Hall has cemented himself as the clear leader in the race to be the GOP’s next House leader.
Hall’s Leadership PAC reported raising an impressive $102,200.62 during this short period leaving him with $242,948.96 cash on hand to help protect the GOP’s majority going into the 2022 midterms.
A lackluster fundraising effort from Representatives Sarah Lightner and Andrew Fink make their unlikely path to leadership, now hanging by a thread.
Representative Matt Maddock raised $26,031 with $90,324.00 on hand. Both Lightner and Fink each raised less than $7,000 and have just $22,131,60 and $36,241.63, cash on hand respectively.
On the Democrat side of the aisle, Representative Joe Tate raised $59,050 in the latest period and has $26,234 on hand while Representative Julie Brixie raised $18,042 while maintaining an impressive $204,291 total cash on hand.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer is sitting on more than $9 million in campaign cash and on the latest filing, transferred more than $3 million in illegally raised funds to the Michigan Democrat Party, much of which is likely to assist in legislative races across the state.
With House Democrats raising record hauls of cash on their own and new maps, Hall has positioned himself as the only leadership candidate with the fundraising chops needed to maintain the Republican majority, potentially bringing the leadership race to an end prior to August and saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary primary battles.