$24.4 million raised in the race for Arizona governor

The general election for Governor of Arizona will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. In total, candidates running for Arizona governor have raised $24.4 million and spent $14.3 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. The Democratic and Republican primaries are on Aug. 1, 2022.

Here’s the breakdown for the 11 candidates who are still in the running:

Active Gubernatorial Candidates’ Campaign Finance, 1/1/2021- 3/31/2022

CandidatePartyContributionsExpendituresElection Stage
Katie HobbsDemocratic$3,694,059.07$2,192,497.66Primary
Aaron LiebermanDemocratic$1,481,970.11$675,241.30Primary
Marco LopezDemocratic$1,546,767.19$1,097,213.50Primary
Kari LakeRepublican$2,432,479.81$1,723,172.60Primary
Scott David NeelyRepublican$80,222.54$78,053.31Primary
Matt SalmonRepublican$1,700,481.88$989,764.95Primary
Karrin Taylor RobsonRepublican$6,504,312.54$6,144,176.38Primary
Paola Tulliani ZenRepublican$1,182,945.00$78,264.00Primary
William PoundsIndependent-Green$4,973.48$7,859.89General
Barry HessLibertarian$0.00$100.00General
Steven Robert RemusLibertarian$3,009.02$3,009.02General

The remaining $7.2 million raised in the race for Arizona governor went to candidates who have withdrawn from the race.

Total fundraising in nine gubernatorial races in the 2022 election cycle

A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election and number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here is how total fundraising by all candidates for Arizona governor compares to the eight other gubernatorial races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

RankStateTotal DonationsTotal CandidatesActive CandidatesElection StageAvailable Reporting Period
1Florida$106,753,1151210Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
2Texas$72,717,055245General Election1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022
3Pennsylvania$55,727,674205General Election1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022
4Arizona$24,376,8841512Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
5Ohio$22,113,46895General Election1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022
6Michigan$20,716,429167Primary Election1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022
7California$13,997,678322General Election1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022
8Wisconsin$13,933,407109Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/13/2022
9Minnesota$8,263,0721411Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/30/2022

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.