More than $400,000 raised in latest reporting period includes surge in grassroots support, $1.4 million cash on hand.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s campaign committee is continuing its record-setting fundraising pace based on the campaign finance report for the period ending December 31, 2021.
Benson’s committee has raised more than $1.6 million in the cycle leading-up to the November election, including more than $400,000 in the reporting period ending December 31st. Ninety-four percent of donations in the last reporting period were $250 or less.
The committee has more than $1.4 million cash on hand.
“More and more people are concerned about the future of our democracy and Secretary Benson’s leadership in the fight against the Big Lie has prompted a surge in individual campaign contributions from citizens across Michigan,” said Liz Boyd, spokesperson for the Benson Campaign. “They know that Secretary Benson presided over one of safest, most secure elections in Michigan history, and they want to ensure she will be there to protect their vote in the future.”
Contributions reported in today’s filing are unprecedented among any previous elected or prospective secretary of state at this point in the election cycle. With just over nine months to Election Day, the campaign has already raised more than it did in the 2018 cycle.
In 2020 Benson presided over the most secure and accessible election in Michigan history with more than 5.5 million voters casting ballots. Hundreds of audits confirmed the results accurately reflect the will of Michigan voters.
Benson has also transformed the department’s customer service so nearly every resident can renew from home or at one of 150 new, state-of-the-art self-service stations in grocery stores and branch offices under a public-private partnership made possible at no cost to taxpayers. Meanwhile, residents who need to visit a branch office can do so without having to wait hours in line with all visits lasting, on average, 20 minutes or less.
Secretary Benson thanked her supporters for their commitment to democracy and helping her make government work for all Michiganders.
Benson was elected secretary of state in November 2018.