Pennsylvania Republican candidates have raised $4 million more than Democrats

In Pennsylvania, state-level candidates have raised $141.5 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 6, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $60.9 million and Republican candidates have raised $64.9 million. 

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

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (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 raised the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Raised
1.Josh Shapiro$20,528,554.65
2.George Scott$3,360,993.96
3.Maria McLaughlin$3,144,177.75
4.Austin Davis$1,710,799.45
5.Bill Peduto$1,180,724.73
6.Matthew Bradford$1,140,193.85
8.Edward Gainey$1,018,734.98
9.Martin Flynn$1,008,937.08
10.Timika Lane$945,662.78

*The original version of this article included 10 Democrats, with Rep. Kevin Boyle at #7 on the list of Democratic candidates. This was due to an incorrectly-linked campaign account in the Transparency USA database. See Boyle’s updated campaign finance data here. Thanks, as always, for reporting any errors so we can address them as quickly as possible.

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

During the same time period, 318 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Pennsylvania Department of State. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported donations for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Raised
1.Bill McSwain$16,457,631.63
2.Dave White$7,351,084.25
3.Jake Corman III$4,014,060.42
4.Kevin Brobson$3,367,586.57
5.Carrie DelRosso$2,058,548.79
6.Lou Barletta$2,042,832.12
7.Guy Reschenthaler$1,853,633.51
8.Jason Richey$1,586,645.79
9.Doug Mastriano$1,399,774.28
10.Megan Sullivan$1,203,737.71

In some states, officeholders may accept donations from their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those donations 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.