Former state House Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer may be successfully lining up the Democratic establishment behind her gubernatorial candidacy, but two primary opponents are bringing substantial financial assets to the political table. According to recently released financial disclosure reports, Ms. Whitmer has raised $1.5 million for her campaign to-date, holding over $1.1 million cash-on-hand. But, businessman Shri Thanedar has partially self-funded to the point of having more than $3.5 million in the bank. Former Detroit Health Department director Abdul El-Sayed also raised over $1 million, with $644,000 remaining in his account.
No major statewide Republican candidate has yet stepped forward, but Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Attorney General and former US Congressman Bill Schuette are primed to soon do so.
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