Money talks - and in 2016, it also wins elections. In 91% of state house races this year, the candidate with more money won.
That's according to analysis by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. Executive Director Craig Mauger compared the election results with financial reports.
“In the other 8 races where the candidate...who had less money won, it was often very close. Both candidates raised a lot of money,” says Mauger.