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
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)|
|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 Statewide Quarterly||11/1/2022|
|2022 Annual Report||1/18/2023|