$15.1 million spent with USPS from California campaign accounts

In California, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $15.1 million from their campaign accounts on services from the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the 2022 election cycle so far. USPS received 1.2 percent of all $1.2 billion in reported expenditures

According to California Secretary of State reports, here are the top candidates and PACs that have spent campaign funds with USPS between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 21, 2022.

Top 10 California candidates and PACs spending money with USPS

Of the $15.1 million spent with USPS, 32.6 percent came from these 10 campaign accounts.

Top Campaign Expenditures with USPS (1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022)

RankTotal Paid to USPSNameAccount Type
1.$1,207,709.29Steven GlazerCandidate Committee
2.$625,831.23Committee to Increase Voting in CaliforniaNon-Candidate Committee
3.$567,102.20Stop the Republican Recall of Governor NewsomNon-Candidate Committee
4.$499,815.14California Apartment Association Housing Solutions CommitteeNon-Candidate Committee
5.$388,001.16Coalition to Restore California’s Middle Class Including Energy Companies Who Produce Gas Oil Jobs and Pay TaxesNon-Candidate Committee
6.$385,160.00Jim CooperCandidate Committee
7.$358,506.00Future PACNon-Candidate Committee
8.$330,587.67Keep California GoldenNon-Candidate Committee
9.$276,834.58Keeping Californians Working a Coalition of Insurance Agents Technology Energy and Health Care ProvidersNon-Candidate Committee
10.$276,030.67Housing Providers for Responsible Solutions Sponsored by Housing ProvidersNon-Candidate Committee

Campaign expenditures on USPS in eight states

Here is how spending with USPS in California 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 California PACs submitted to the California Secretary 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
2022 Jan Semiannual10/1/2021 – 12/31/20211/31/2022
2022 1st Pre-Primary1/1/2022 – 3/31/20224/28/2022
2022 2nd Pre-Primary4/1/2022 – 6/30/20225/26/2022
2022 July Semiannual7/1/2022 – 9/2/20228/1/2022
2022 1st Pre-General9/3/2022 – 9/30/20229/29/2022
2022 2nd Pre-General10/1/2022 – 12/31/202210/27/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual10/1/2021 – 12/31/20211/31/2023

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.