Final campaign finance report filed
Governor-elect Rick Snyder spent nearly $11 million in his bid to win the primary and general gubernatorial elections, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday with the Secretary of State.
Snyder spent nearly $1.7 million from Oct. 18 to Nov. 22, leaving more than $1.4 million in his campaign coffers post-election.
He pulled 58 percent of the vote to beat Lansing Mayor and Democratic candidate Virg Bernero in the Nov. 2 general election.
During the primary, Snyder spent about $6 million from his own bank account to beat four Republican contenders, but he left his personal finances out of general election fundraising.
Bernero raised nearly $2 million throughout the election cycle, and qualified for more than $1.1 million in public funds. He spent all but about $67,500 in his campaign.
Snyder’s gubernatorial inauguration will be held Jan. 1, 2011, in Lansing.