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Election campaign money goes to Democratic candidates but not Republican candidates, allowing them to campaign more quickly, easier, and with more cash on hand.
In 2014-15, it was more like four times the amount. That was even more true for presidential candidates such as Mitt Romney, who received more than $1 million in campaign funds, $1.4 million from Big Oil or the Koch Brothers’ Charles Koch, and $2 million from the energy companies Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and Phillips 66 (as many of the oil companies also gave to their Democratic and Republican colleagues). The Democrats only have to win seven state legislative seats, and only a single, Republican State Assembly candidate received more money than any other state legislator: Pat Williams of the 1st district of West Michigan.
The Koch Brothers also spent over $2 million to put in more than 30 radio ads criticizing the Democratic-controlled State Assembly and urging voters not to approve bills that may hurt their companies; they donated nearly $300,000 to Michigan House Majority Leader Jim Ananich and Gov. Rick Snyder. Their Super PAC spent just more than $1 million to support Rep. Ananich and Sen. Jeff Fitzgerald in their 2013-14 에비앙 카지노re-election campaigns, and spent more than $1.5 million in both races. The energy companies spent about $600,000 to back their two candidates.
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The energy companies also poured money into candidates running for governor; former Republican Gov. Jennifer Granholm of Superior, and Democratic candidate Jennifer Granholm beat Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley by just seven points. (Calley, the incumbent, won re-election with an even more dismal turnout rate than Gov. Snyder’s voters; about 70 percent of the residents who voted in November did so not to oppose her. They did so not because they were against her, but because they supported Michigan’s Republican Gov