In Arizona, Republican candidates have spent $9.6 million more than Democrats

In Arizona, state-level candidates spent $22.2 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022. Democratic candidates spent $6.26 million and Republican candidates spent $15.82 million. 

Arizona Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

Source: Transparency USA

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 130 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Arizona Secretary of State. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have spent the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Spent
1.Katie Hobbs$2,192,497.66
2.Marco Lopez$1,097,213.50
3.Aaron Lieberman$675,241.30
4.Adrian Fontes$431,289.95
5.Reginald Bolding$218,273.00
6.Kris Mayes$153,432.00
7.Rebecca Rios$102,054.00
8.Martin J Quezada$99,814.00
9.Bob McWhirter$96,173.00
10.Ajlan Kurdoglu$82,155.00

Top 10 Republican candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

During the same time period,150 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Arizona Secretary of State. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported expenditures for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Spent
1.Karrin Taylor Robson$6,144,176.38
2.Kari Lake$1,723,172.60
3.Wendy Rogers$1,055,981.38
4.Matt Salmon$989,764.95
5.Steve Gaynor$935,874.25
6.Andrew W. Gould$548,845.35
7.Mark Finchem$368,615.60
8.Kimberly Yee$331,128.20
9.Rodney Glassman$320,242.16
10.Tiffany Shedd$289,529.39

In some states, officeholders may make expenditures from their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those expenditures are included in candidate campaign finance numbers.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Arizona candidate 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.

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Kalyn Stralow