There is an ongoing trend of furtive campaign funding in Michigan.
Rich Robinson, executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, said voters should demand transparency from their elected officials and their funding.
Robinson called this undisclosed funding “dark money.”
And the two biggest sources of it are, according to Robinson, Michigan’s Democrat and Republican parties.
“My basic premise is that people don’t spend large amounts of money in politics for philanthropic motives. Essentially, they’re advancing their own interests in politics,” he said.
According to Robinson, citizens have a right to know where the money comes from.