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 North Carolina House of Representatives, overall and by party. It is based on campaign finance reports that officeholders in and candidates for the House submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). It includes activity between Jan. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022.
Top fundraisers in the North Carolina House of Representatives by party
The top fundraisers in North Carolina House of Representatives 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:
- Rachel Hunt – $289,073
- Ricky Hurtado (District 63) – $182,925
- Graig R. Meyer – $171,215
- Robert Reives (District 54) – $161,807
- Christy Clark (District 98) – $139,493
In the Republican Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:
- Timothy K. Moore (District 111) – $1,017,161
- John Bell (District 10) – $266,025
- Jason Saine (District 97) – $209,077
- Brian Echevarria (District 73) – $201,818
- Kyle Hall (District 91) – $159,112
Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $3.7 million in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $5.8 million. Combined, all House fundraisers in the Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022, filing period raised $9.5 million.
The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 26 percent of all Democratic House fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 32 percent of all Republican House fundraising.
The table below provides additional data from the campaign finance reports from the top 10 fundraisers during this period.
|TOP 10 FUNDRAISERS – NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022)|
|Timothy K. Moore||Republican Party||$1,017,161||$449,643|
|Rachel Hunt||Democratic Party||$289,073||$40,146|
|John Bell||Republican Party||$266,025||$251,601|
|Jason Saine||Republican Party||$209,077||$153,651|
|Brian Echevarria||Republican Party||$201,818||$152,224|
|Ricky Hurtado||Democratic Party||$182,925||$33,598|
|Graig R. Meyer||Democratic Party||$171,215||$222,011|
|Robert Reives||Democratic Party||$161,807||$59,458|
|Kyle Hall||Republican Party||$159,112||$82,011|
|Destin Hall||Republican Party||$146,200||$38,651|
Campaign finance reporting periods
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate PACs submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). 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 Q1 Plus||5/10/2022|
|2022 Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot)||7/29/2022|
|2022 Q3 Plus||10/31/2022|
|2022 Year End Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot)||1/27/2023|