No Contest in Michigan: Money, Incumbency and Competitiveness, 2004
Publication Date: April 2006
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Denise Roth Barber
Michigan office seekers who are considering taking on incumbents face a daunting task if the 2004 House elections are any indication. In that election, 70 of the 72 incumbents seeking re-election won their races. And in 70 percent of the House races, the winners raised more than twice the amount their competitors did, rendering the races less than competitive.