In Virginia politics, non-candidate political action committees (PACs) have received $188.4 million in total donations between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021. The top 10 PACs raised more than $111.3 million, or 59 percent of all donations made to state-level PACs.
These are the top 10 PACs in Virginia state-level politics in the 2021 election cycle, according to the most recent campaign finance reports submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections:
Top 10 Virginia PACs (1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021)
|Rank||Donor Name||Total Donations|
|2||Democratic Party of Virginia||$19,624,449|
|3||House Democratic Caucus||$11,937,800|
|4||Republican Party of Virginia Inc||$10,408,625|
|5||Dominion Energy Inc PAC – Virginia||$7,250,000|
|6||Clean Virginia Fund||$7,182,103|
|7||Working for Working Americans||$4,984,809|
|8||Republican State Leadership Committee||$3,810,509|
|9||Republican Commonwealth Leadership PAC (Formerly Majority Leader PAC)||$3,697,705|
|10||United Association Political Issues Fund||$3,527,087|
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 Virginia PACs submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. 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 Jan Semiannual||1/15/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual (and Post-Primary)||7/15/2022|
|2023 Jan Semiannual||1/15/2023|
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.