In Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine is the number one fundraiser in state politics in the 2022 election cycle so far. According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Ohio Secretary of State, the governor received $7,990,689 in total contributions and spent $826,577 between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. DeWine is running for re-election in 2022.
Gov. DeWine is a member of the Republican Party and first assumed office in 2019.
Gov. DeWine’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2021)
Contributions to Gov. DeWine
Of the $8 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 19.2 percent came from the top 10 donors.
Top Donors to Gov. DeWine (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)
|Rank||Total Amount||Donor Name||Donor Type|
|1.||$870,968||Ohio Republican State Central & Executive Committee State Candidate Fund||Entity|
|2.||$520,784||Ohio Republican PAC||Entity|
|3.||$25,000||Lee Ann and James Pastore||Individual|
|6.||$17,500||Barbara J Siemer||Individual|
|8.||$17,404||John A Payiavlas||Individual|
Expenditures by Gov. DeWine
On the expenditures side, Gov. DeWine reported $826,577, with 80.2 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list.
Top Expenditures by Gov. DeWine (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)
|Rank||Total Amount||Payee Name||Payee Type|
|2.||$130,473||Ohio Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs||Entity|
|4.||$72,759||SRCP Media Inc||Entity|
|5.||$60,000||Deep Root Analytics LLC||Entity|
|6.||$35,000||America Rising Corp||Entity|
|9.||$25,674||Dot the I||Entity|
How Gov. DeWine’s fundraising compares to other governors
Among elected officials holding the same level of state office, fundraising varies widely. A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for reelection, influence donor activity. Here is how fundraising by Ohio Gov. DeWine compares to the 10 other governors with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:
Fundraising reported by 11 U.S. governors in the 2022 election cycle
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Ohio PACs submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
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