These PACs are the best fundraisers in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania politics, non-candidate political action committees (PACs) have received $229.5 million in total donations between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. The top 10 PACs raised more than $81.5 million, or 36 percent of all donations made to state-level PACs.

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

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

RankDonor NameTotal Donations
1DNC Services Corp /Democratic National Committee$24,985,293
2Students First PAC$13,520,000
3Commonwealth Children’s Choice Fund$12,908,948
4PA Democratic Party$4,847,760
5American Federation of Teachers, Afl-Cio Cope (Aft/cope)$4,712,995
6House Republican Campaign Committee$4,710,209
7International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 Committee on Political Education$4,697,953
8Senate Republican Campaign Committee$4,031,543
9National Democratic Redistricting Committee$3,695,321
10DGA Victory Fund$3,412,346

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 Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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 Annual (C7)1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C1)4/05/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C2)5/9/2022
2022 Post-Primary (C3)6/20/2022
2022 Pre-General (C4)9/22/2022
2022 Pre-General (C5)10/31/2022
2022 Post-General (C6)12/12/2022
2022 Annual (C7)2/1/2023

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.