$275,000 spent with USPS from North Carolina campaign accounts

In North Carolina, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $275,000 from their campaign accounts on services from the United States Postal Service in the 2022 election cycle so far. USPS received 0.48 percent of all $57.3 million in reported expenditures

According to North Carolina State Board of Elections reports, here are the top candidates and PACs that have spent campaign funds with USPS between Jan. 1, 2021, and Jun. 30, 2022.

Top 10 North Carolina candidates and PACs spending money with USPS

Of the $275,000 spent with USPS, 30.7 percent came from these 10 campaign accounts.

Top Campaign Expenditures with USPS (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

RankTotal Paid to USPSNameAccount Type
1.$21,757.66Peoples Alliance PACNon-Candidate Committee
2.$12,398.96Ed PriolaCandidate Committee
3.$8,194.61Transylvania County Democratic PartyNon-Candidate Committee
4.$8,018.40Roy CooperCandidate Committee
5.$7,102.00Mark RobinsonCandidate Committee
6.$6,256.96Jonah GarsonCandidate Committee
7.$5,578.00Rebecca Wyhof SalmonCandidate Committee
8.$5,564.08Elmer FloydCandidate Committee
9.$4,992.02Camille BerryCandidate Committee
10.$4,631.19Lucy N InmanCandidate Committee

Campaign expenditures with USPS in eight states

Here is how spending with USPS in North Carolina 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 North Carolina PACs submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections. 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
Q1 Plus1/1/22 – 4/30/225/10/2022
Q2 Plus5/1/22 – 6/30/226/12/2022
Semiannual1/1/22- 6/30/227/29/2022
Q3 Plus7/1/22 – 10/22/2211/1/2022
Q410/23/2022 – 12/31/221/11/2023
Jan Semiannual1/1/22 – 12/31/221/27/2023

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.