ICYMI: Michigan AG Dana Nessel Significantly Outraising Matthew DePerno

August 17, 2022

Michiganders, Small-Donors back AG Nessel as DePerno Struggles to Gain Support

Washington, DC — As Michigan enters the general election, Democratic AG Dana Nessel is significantly outraising Trump-backed candidate Matthew DePerno in the most recent campaign funding cycle. “Newly filed documents show Nessel has roughly 20 times as much money on hand, compared with DePerno’s coffers,” reports the Detroit Free Press

“Nessel raised more than $1.5 million since the start of the year, bumping her totals to well beyond $3.7 million. That’s almost three times as much as DePerno raised during the same time: he reported bringing in about $577,000 this year for a total of roughly $769,000.”

“Nessel’s campaign received more than $100,000 from unions, including the Service Employees International Union, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees and the United Auto Workers.”

“And while she’s garnered large individual donations from superstars like film director Steven Spielberg and other national Democratic megadonors, her campaign says about 65% of her donors are Michiganders and that the average donation is less than $100.”

“‘Supporters are putting their money behind Nessel thanks to her tireless work on behalf of her constituents,’ said Nessel spokesperson Sarah Stevenson.”

“‘Whether it’s fighting to preserve their reproductive rights, holding accountable those who worked to throw out the results of the 2020 election, aggressively prosecuting crimes committed against some of Michigan’s most vulnerable residents, or bringing legal action to lower the cost of prescription drugs, voters know the People’s Lawyer has their back.’”  



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