In North Carolina politics, non-candidate political action committees (PACs) have received $15.4 million in total donations between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. The top 10 PACs raised more than $5.8 million, or 38 percent of all donations made to state-level PACs.
These are the top 10 PACs in North Carolina state-level politics in the 2022 election cycle, according to the most recent campaign finance reports submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE):
Top 10 North Carolina PACs (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)
|Rank||Donor Name||Total Donations|
|1||NC Democratic Party – State||$1,437,999|
|2||North Carolina Republican Party||$1,294,610|
|3||NC Democratic Leadership Committee “Ncdlc”||$918,750|
|4||NC Realtors PAC||$805,290|
|5||Home Builders Education Fund Inc||$300,000|
|6||Wake Republican Party||$294,064|
|7||Carolina Asphalt Pavement Assn PAC||$229,253|
|8||Mainstreet Merchants for a Better NC||$190,500|
|9||North Carolina Property Rights Fund Inc||$185,752|
|10||NC Farm Bureau PAC||$182,525|
A PAC is broadly defined as a group that spends money on elections. They may be established and administered by corporations, labor unions, membership organizations, or trade associations.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active North Carolina PACs submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Q1 Plus||5/10/2022|
|2022 Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot)||7/29/2022|
|2022 Q3 Plus||10/31/2022|
|2022 Year End Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot)||1/27/2023|
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