$2.8 million spent with USPS from Pennsylvania campaign accounts

In Pennsylvania, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $2.8 million from their campaign accounts on services from the United States Postal Service in the 2022 election cycle so far. USPS received 0.53 percent of all $520.3 million in reported expenditures

According to Pennsylvania Department of State reports, here are the top candidates and PACs that have spent campaign funds with USPS between Jan. 1, 2021, and Jun. 16, 2022.

Top 10 Pennsylvania candidates and PACs spending money with USPS

Of the $2.8 million spent with USPS, 82.2 percent came from these 10 campaign accounts.

Top Campaign Expenditures with USPS (1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022)

RankTotal Paid to USPSNameAccount Type
1.$1,391,084.54PA Democratic PartyNon-Candidate Committee
2.$636,899.42Republican State Committee of PennsylvaniaNon-Candidate Committee
3.$50,201.00Paul TakacCandidate Committee
4.$49,112.24Jessel Costa IIICandidate Committee
5.$38,345.06Bucks County Republican CommitteeNon-Candidate Committee
6.$35,093.57Albert VeverkaCandidate Committee
7.$27,371.53Bill PedutoCandidate Committee
8.$23,661.77Lisa MiddlemanCandidate Committee
9.$18,869.65Dan K WilliamsCandidate Committee
10.$17,668.60Dauphin County Leadership PACNon-Candidate Committee

Campaign expenditures with USPS in eight states

Here is how spending with USPS in Pennsylvania compares to other states with the most recent report data available from Transparency USA for the 2021-2022 election cycle:

Comparison of total spent with USPS, by state

RankStateExpenditures with USPSTotal Reported Expenditures% of Total Reported ExpendituresAvailable Reporting Period
1California$15,081,328$1,226,617,6541.23%1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022
2Pennsylvania$2,783,385$520,342,0530.53%1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022
3Texas$2,296,493$558,195,683.200.41%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
4Michigan$516,804$164,128,118.560.31%1/1/2021 – 7/20/2022
5Wisconsin$359,986$84,579,752.310.43%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
6North Carolina$275,000$57,297,691.780.48%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
7Indiana$118,005$34,302,447.740.34%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
8Ohio$58,235$71,355,093.800.08%1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania 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.

Name of ReportReporting PeriodDeadline
C11/1/22 – 3/28/224/5/2022
C2 Pre-Primary1/1/22 – 5/2/225/6/2022
C3 Post- Primary1/1/22 – 6/6/226/16/2022
C4 Pre-General1/1/22 – 9/19/229/27/2022
C5 Pre- General1/1/22 – 10/24/2210/28/2022
C6 Post- General1/1/22 – 11/28/2212/8/2022
C7 2022 Annual1/1/22 – 12/31/221/31/2023

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.