Whitmer Campaign Builds Grassroots Momentum, Raises Record-Breaking $3.8 Million in 2018

Posted at 3:54 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 15:54:10-04

Tomorrow the Whitmer for Governor campaign will report it raised over $3.8 million in 2018, with 84 percent of her resources coming from Michigan donors and 82 percent of the campaign’s donations under $100. The campaign will report more than 16,000 donations for 2018, and $2.87 million cash on hand.


“Michiganders have made it clear that they’re ready for a governor who knows how to get things done,” said Whitmer for Governor Press Secretary Nicole Simmons. “Gretchen Whitmer has built an unprecedented coalition of grassroots support behind her campaign because people know that she’s the only candidate who can get things done that will actually make a difference in people’s lives right now, like fixing our roads, getting rid of the Snyder Retirement Tax, investing in skills and job training, and making sure every community has clean, safe drinking water.”


Since entering the race for governor, Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign has raised a total of $6.9 million, more than any non-incumbent Democratic candidate for governor in Michigan history.

Whitmer is continuing to build momentum in the race. Last week she was endorsed by SEIU, and recent polls by EPIC-MRA []and Emerson polling [] show Whitmer with double-digit leads in the Democratic primary.


Whitmer has released plans to fight urban poverty [], protect women’s health and reproductive rights [], clean up Michigan’s drinking water [], improve education and skills training [], create more good-paying jobs [], fix Michigan's infrastructure [] and make state government more open, transparent and accountable [].