Republican primary elections for 25 of 50 seats in the Indiana State Senate took place on May 3, 2022. Of the 25 seats up for election in 2022, eight had a primary election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested Republican primary elections, candidates raised $1.2 million. Incumbents raised an average of $117,243 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $45,999 per candidate.
Five primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the five Republican primary elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 14||$542,579||Dennis Kruse (R)||Tyler Johnson, Ron Turpin, and Denny Worman|
|District 47||$307,678||Kevin Boehnlein (R)||Kevin Boehnlein, Gary Byrne, and Keeley Stingel|
|District 25||$146,387||Mike Gaskill (R)||Mike Gaskill and Evan McMullen|
|District 23||$142,136||Phil Boots (R)||Spencer Deery, Bill Webster, Paula Copenhaver, and Christian Beaver|
|District 26||$35,294||Mike Gaskill (R)||Scott Alexander and Katherine Kritsch|
#1 District 14 – $542,579
Ron Turpin raised $477,862, Tyler Johnson raised $61,853, and Denny Worman raised $2,864.
Tyler Johnson advanced to the general election with 50 percent of the vote, Ron Turpin received 40 percent of the vote, and Denny Worman received 10 percent of the vote.
#2 District 47 – $307,678
Incumbent Gary Byrne raised $28,331, Incumbent Kevin Boehnlein raised $279,347, and Keeley Stingel raised $0.
Kevin Boehnlein advanced to the general election with 52 percent of the vote, Gary Byrne received 48 percent of the vote, and Keeley Stingel withdrew.
#3 District 25 – $146,387
Incumbent Mike Gaskill raised $134,258 and Evan McMullen raised $12,129.
Mike Gaskill advanced to the general election with 56 percent of the vote and Evan McMullen received 44 percent of the vote.
#4 District 23 – $142,136
Spencer Deery raised $83,384, Christian Beaver raised $47,653, Bill Webster raised $11,099, and Paula Copenhaver raised $0.
Spencer Deery advanced to the general election with 31 percent of the vote, Bill Webster received 27 percent of the vote, Paula Copenhaver received 23 percent of the vote, and Christian Beaver received 19 percent of the vote.
#5 District 26 – $35,294
Scott Alexander raised $34,605 and Katherine Kritsch raised $689.
Scott Alexander advanced to the general election with 64 percent of the vote and Katherine Kritsch received 36 percent of the vote.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana 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 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|
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