The top fundraisers in the Indiana State Senate

Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns.

While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. Fundraising can also indicate party momentum.

This article lists top fundraisers in the Indiana State Senate, overall and by party. It is based on campaign finance reports that officeholders in and candidates for the State Senate submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. It includes activity between Jan. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022.

Top fundraisers in the Indiana State Senate by party

The top fundraisers in Indiana State Senate elections are shown below. Individuals are presented with the office that they are on the ballot for in 2022, if applicable.

In the Democratic Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:

  • Todd Connor (District 4) – $177,328
  • Rodney Pol Jr. (District 4) – $58,360
  • Andrea Hunley (District 46) – $45,584
  • Kristin Jones (District 46) – $41,958
  • Ronald Itnyre (District 27) – $32,265

In the Republican Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:

  • Ron Turpin (District 14) – $303,424
  • Mike Gaskill (District 25) – $155,728
  • Kevin Boehnlein (District 47) – $97,942
  • Spencer Deery (District 23) – $86,820
  • Alexander Choi (District 29) – $62,475

Fundraising totals

Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $470,978 in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $984,792. Combined, all State Senate fundraisers in the Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022, filing period raised $1.5 million.

The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 75 percent of all Democratic State Senate fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 72 percent of all Republican State Senate fundraising.

The table below provides additional data from the campaign finance reports from the top 10 fundraisers during this period.

TOP 10 FUNDRAISERS – INDIANA STATE SENATE (Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022)
Name Party Affiliation Raised Spent
Ron Turpin Republican Party $303,424 $248,215
Todd Connor Democratic Party $177,328 $197,022
Mike Gaskill Republican Party $155,728 $106,153
Kevin Boehnlein Republican Party $97,942 $152,371
Spencer Deery Republican Party $86,820 $50,663
Alexander Choi Republican Party $62,475 $20,820
Rodney Pol Jr. Democratic Party $58,360 $25,458
Kyle Walker Republican Party $46,923 $9,074
Andrea Hunley Democratic Party $45,584 $29,153
Kristin Jones Democratic Party $41,958 $48,301

Campaign finance reporting periods

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate PACs submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. Candidate PACs represent individuals who have run for state or local office at any point, including past and present officeholders. This article does not include non-candidate PACs. 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 Pre-Election 10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly 11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report 1/18/2023

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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