Snyder Outspends Rivals in Primary

By: News 10
By: News 10
Campaign finance numbers indicate the candidate for governor spent more than $7 million to win the GOP primary.

Rick Snyder, former CEO of Gateway Computers, is the lead off speaker for "Celebrating Entrepreneurship," at GVSU's Loosemore Auditorium in Grand Rapids. (Press Photo/Lori Niedenfuer Cool)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder shelled out millions more than his rivals to win the GOP primary.

That's according to new campaign finance reports.

Snyder spent $7.6 million on his campaign, including more than $6 million out of his own pocket.

Mike Cox spent $3.3 million and Mike Bouchard spent $2.2 million.

Gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero won the democratic nomination spending just under $1 million.

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