In Indiana, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $29,534 from their campaign accounts on services from Facebook in the 2022 election cycle so far. Facebook received 0.09 percent of all reported expenditures.
According to reports filed with the Indiana Secretary of State between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 8, 2022, here are the top candidates and PACs that have spent campaign funds with Facebook.
Top 10 Indiana campaigns spending money with Facebook
Of the $29,534 spent with Facebook, 85.55 percent came from these 10 campaign accounts.
Top Campaign Expenditures with Facebook (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)
|Rank||Total Paid to Facebook||Name||Account Type|
|1.||$13,015.66||John Jacob||Candidate PAC|
|2.||$5,081.80||Ashley Eason||Candidate PAC|
|3.||$1,893.71||Christian Beaver||Candidate PAC|
|4.||$1,085.73||Ron Meer||Candidate PAC|
|5.||$900.00||Kevin Boehnlein||Candidate PAC|
|6.||$889.27||Dave Hall||Candidate PAC|
|7.||$657.20||Kyle Walker||Candidate PAC|
|8.||$620.18||Becky Cash||Candidate PAC|
|9.||$572.18||Indiana Political Action Committee for Education||Non-candidate PAC|
|10.||$550.00||Allen County Democratic Party||Non-candidate PAC|
Campaign expenditures with Facebook in 12 states
Here is how spending with Facebook in Indiana compares to X other states with data available from Transparency USA for the most recent election cycle:
Comparison of total campaign finance expenditures with Facebook, by state
|Rank||State||Total Paid to Facebook||Reporting Period|
|3||Texas||$2,675,276||1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022|
|4||Michigan||$194,180||1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022|
|5||Minnesota||$166,072||1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022|
|6||Arizona||123,154||1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022|
|7||Pennsylvania||$106,513||1/1/2021 – 3/9/2022|
|8||Wisconsin||$101,978||1/1/2021 – 3/21/2022|
|9||North Carolina||$78,960||1/1/2021 – 4/30/2022|
|10||Florida||$38,542||1/1/2021 – 3/31/202|
|11||Indiana||$29,534||1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022|
|12||Ohio||$19,924||1/1/2021 – 4/13/2022|
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 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|