2022 CAMPAIGN SPIGOT
State Rep. Mari Manoogian’s announced Republican challenger Anthony Paesano made a splash in late October when the quarterly fundraising reports were due at the office of the SOS, touting how in his first quarterly report in this election cycle he had raised $65,545, which at first blush may seem like a major haul. On closer look, however, it appears Paesano lent his campaign $30,000. At the end of the reporting period, his committee had $50,239 on hand. And by the way, his campaign received a $2,000 donation from the leadership pack of Milford Rep. Matt Maddock, who is seeking support for his drive to be become House leader. As for Manoogian, she raised $19,415 this election reporting period. On a cumulative basis for the election cycle, the second-term House member has put together $60,695 and has $59,554 on hand at the end of the reporting period. Over on the Senate side for the local area, Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Bloomfield Township, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, Pontiac, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Independence Township) collected $38,000 in contributions in this reporting quarter, for a cumulative total for this election cycle of $158,261 and $100,420 on hand. Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Troy, Rochester, Rochester Hills) raised $25,077 this reporting period, for a total of $141,240 for the election cycle, with $70,218 on hand.