In Indiana politics, state-level candidates and PACs spent $32.15 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 8, 2022. More than $4.07 million or 12.67 percent of all campaign finance expenditures went to the 10 payees at the top of the list.
A payee is an entity or individual who has received money from a campaign account. Candidates and PACs must report campaign expenditures, including payments to vendors, donations to other campaign accounts, and bank transfers, to the Indiana Secretary of State.
Top 10 Indiana payees (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)
Here are the top 10 recipients of Indiana campaign money in the 2022 election cycle, as of the most recent reports.
|Rank||Payee Name||Total Received|
|1.||Maverix Media Broadcast Media||$995,271.92|
|2.||Indiana Republican Party||$706,413.18|
|3.||Midwest Communications Group LLC||$533,185.95|
|5.||Terry McAuliffe Campaign||$400,000.00|
|6.||Indiana Democratic Party||$230,104.21|
|7.||Mark It Red LLC||$225,605.20|
|8.||The Lukens Company||$200,774.78|
|9.||Chase Card Services||$192,051.58|
|10.||IBEW PAC (Federal)||$177,000.00|
Total Expenditures in nine states during the 2022 election cycle
Campaign finance expenditures vary widely among state-level candidates and PACs. A number of factors, including state-specific campaign finance regulations, influence how expenditure activity varies across states. Here is how total campaign finance expenditures in Indiana compared to eight other states with data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:
Comparison of total expenditures, by state
|Rank||State||Total Expenditures||Reporting Period|
|1||Texas||$337,432,351||1/1/2022 – 2/19/2022|
|2||Pennsylvania||$319,374,389||1/1/2022 – 3/9/2022|
|3||Florida||$302,254,134||1/1/2022 – 2/28/2022|
|4||Michigan||$71,971,787||1/1/2022 – 4/20/2022|
|5||Arizona||63,716,617||1/1/2022 – 3/31/2022|
|6||Ohio||$59,240,397||1/1/2022 – 4/13/2022|
|7||Wisconsin||$34,706,022||1/1/2022 – 3/21/2022|
|8||Indiana||$32,159,398||1/1/2022 – 4/8/2022|
|9||North Carolina||$22,543,037||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2021|
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. 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||1/19/2022|
|2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual||7/15/2022|
|2022 Statewide Quarterly||11/1/2022|
|2022 Annual Report||1/18/2023|
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.