Republican Senate Campaign Committee outraises every other PAC in Ohio with $4.34 million

In Ohio, the Republican Senate Campaign Committee (RSCC) has raised more than any other non-candidate political action committee (PAC) in the 2022 election cycle so far. According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Ohio Secretary of State, the RSCC raised $4.34 million and spent $596,105 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. 

In Ohio politics, donations to the RSCC represent 13.98 percent of the $31.04 million all Ohio state-level PACs have raised. Here are the RSCC’s top donors and recipients, as reported to the Ohio Secretary of State.

Donations to the RSCC

Of the $4,340,164 raised in the 2022 election cycle, 48.79 percent came from the RSCC’s top 10 donors.

Top Donations to the RSCC (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)

RankDonor NameTotal AmountDonor Type
1.$770,000.00Matthew HuffmanEntity
2.$240,000.00Jay HottingerEntity
3.$175,000.00Robert McColleyEntity
4.$151,077.78Theresa GavaroneEntity
5.$150,502.75Kristina Daley RoegnerEntity
6.$135,167.75Nathan ManningEntity
7.$126,000.00J Kirk SchuringEntity
8.$125,045.75Robert HackettEntity
9.$125,000.00Louis W Blessing IIIEntity
10.$120,190.62Steven WilsonEntity

Expenditures by the RSCC

On the expenditures side, the RSCC reported $596,105, with 85.39 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list. Payees include both contribution recipients and vendors, as reported by the RSCC.

Top RSCC Payees (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$200,000.00Ohio Republican PACEntity
2.$170,666.94Washington Street Consulting LLCEntity
3.$50,000.00Ohio Republican State Central & Executive Committee State Candidate FundEntity
4.$17,387.50Omni Hotels & ResortsEntity
5.$16,975.60The Isaac Wiles PACEntity
6.$13,863.32Jeffrey Benton CampaignIndividual
7.$12,803.75Winterset CPA Group IncEntity
8.$12,500.00Team Knull LLCEntity
9.$9,188.63Spread Eagle TavernEntity
10.$5,600.00Percipient Strategies LLCEntity

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.