These PACs are the best fundraisers in Ohio

In Ohio politics, non-candidate political action committees (PACs) have received $31.0 million in total donations between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. The top 10 PACs raised more than $16.9 million, or 54 percent of all donations made to state-level PACs.

These are the top 10 PACs in Ohio state-level politics in the 2022 election cycle, according to the most recent campaign finance reports submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State:

Top 10 Ohio PACs (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)

RankDonor NameTotal Donations
1Republican Senate Campaign Committee (Rscc)$4,340,164
2Ohio Democratic Party$3,604,218
3Ohio House Republican Alliance (Ohra)$1,368,998
4Ohio Education Association Educators PCE$1,354,446
5Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol$1,295,000
6Ohio Republican State Central and Executive Committee State Account$1,140,137
7Ohio Democratic Party Building Fund$1,094,314
8Ohio Republican State Central & Executive Committee State Candidate Fund$1,028,767
9Realtors PAC$993,206
10Ohio Democratic Party State Candidate Fund$691,775

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 Ohio PACs submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State. 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 NameReport Due Date
2021 Annual1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary4/21/2022
2022 Post-Primary6/10/2022
2022 Semiannual7/29/2022
2022 Pre-General10/27/2022
2022 Post-General12/16/2022

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.