Pennsylvania Republican candidates have spent $7.36 million more than Democrats

In Pennsylvania, state-level candidates spent $489.37 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 6, 2022. Democratic candidates spent $40.99 million and Republican candidates spent $48.35 million. 

Pennsylvania Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 5/6/2022)

Source: Transparency USA

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 5/6/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 334 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Pennsylvania Department of State. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have spent the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Spent
1.Josh Shapiro$7,749,175.01
2.George Scott$3,630,279.26
3.Maria McLaughlin$3,448,269.02
4.Bill Peduto$1,331,504.04
5.Austin Davis$842,877.66
6.Timika Lane$818,891.03
7.Edward Gainey$756,741.02
8.Matthew Bradford$744,115.11
9.Martin Flynn$709,331.81
10.Lori A Dumas$611,629.21

Top 10 Republican candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 5/6/2022)

During the same time period, 320 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Pennsylvania Department of State. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported expenditures for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Spent
1.Dave White$9,278,369.75
2.Bill McSwain$8,081,413.11
3.Jake Corman III$3,888,175.52
4.Guy Reschenthaler$2,356,400.22
5.Carrie DelRosso$1,801,143.40
6.Lou Barletta$1,770,458.07
7.Brian Fitzpatrick$1,747,233.68
8.Kevin Brobson$1,400,778.77
9.Kerry Benninghoff$842,128.30
10.Bryan Cutler$810,905.39

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 Pennsylvania candidate PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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
2021 Annual (C7)1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C1)4/05/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C2)5/9/2022
2022 Post-Primary (C3)6/20/2022
2022 Pre-General (C4)9/22/2022
2022 Pre-General (C5)10/31/2022
2022 Post-General (C6)12/12/2022
2022 Annual (C7)2/1/2023

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.