Facebook was paid $123,154 from Arizona campaign accounts; other states reported millions

In Arizona, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $123,154 from their campaign accounts on services from Facebook in the 2022 election cycle so far. Facebook received 0.19 percent of all reported expenditures. 

According to reports filed with the Arizona Secretary of State between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022, here are the top candidates and PACs that have spent campaign funds with Facebook.

Top 10 Arizona campaigns spending money with Facebook

Of the $123,154 spent with Facebook, 95.95 percent came from these 10 campaign accounts.

Top Campaign Expenditures with Facebook (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

RankTotal Paid to FacebookNameAccount Type
1.$57,984.18Kari LakeCandidate PAC
2.$29,372.49Working ArizonaNon-Candidate PAC
3.$7,316.30Leo BiasiucciCandidate PAC
4.$6,154.38William PoundsCandidate PAC
5.$4,623.25Adrian FontesCandidate PAC
6.$3,572.71Aaron LiebermanCandidate PAC
7.$2,772.72Steve KaiserCandidate PAC
8.$2,509.26Jan DubauskasCandidate PAC
9.$2,268.94Steven BeaverCandidate PAC
10.$1,590.66Maricopa County Democratic PartyNon-Candidate PAC

Campaign Expenditures with Facebook in 12 states during the most recent election cycle

Here is how spending with Facebook in Arizona compares to 11 other states with data available from Transparency USA:

Comparison of total campaign finance expenditures with Facebook, by state

RankStateTotal Paid to FacebookReporting Period
1California$5,290,7451/1/2021- 4/23/2022
3Texas$2,675,2761/1/2021 – 5/14/2022
4Michigan$194,1801/1/2021 – 4/20/2022
5Minnesota$166,0721/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
6Arizona123,1541/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
7Pennsylvania$106,5131/1/2021 – 3/9/2022
8Wisconsin$101,9781/1/2021 – 3/21/2022
9North Carolina$78,9601/1/2021 – 4/30/2022
10Florida$38,5421/1/2021 – 3/31/202
11Indiana$29,5341/1/2021 – 4/8/2022
12Ohio$19,9241/1/2021 – 4/13/2022
*Virginia’s two-year election cycles end in an odd-numbered year. The first available reports for Virginia’s 2023 election cycle are due Jul. 17, 2022.

While spending varies widely between states, no state on Transparency USA has reported more than 1.06 percent of total campaign expenditures on services from Facebook in the most recent cycle.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Arizona PACs submitted to the Arizona 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 NameReport Due Date
2022 Q14/15/2022
2022 Q27/15/2022
2022 Pre-Primary7/23/2022
2022 Post-Primary and Q310/15/2022
2022 Pre-General10/29/2022
2022 Post-General and Q41/17/2023

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.