Phil Berger raised more than any other Republican State Senate candidate or officeholder in North Carolina

North Carolina Republican State Senate candidates and officeholders have raised $8.0 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state senators and candidates, Phil Berger has raised more than any other Republican.

Berger is the representative for North Carolina State Senate District 30 and is running to represent North Carolina State Senate District 26 in 2022. Berger raised $1.4 million and spent $481,863 between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) reports, the following individual donors and PACs gave the most money to Berger.

Phil Berger’s Top 10 Donors, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $1.4 million in reported donations, $137,200 came from these 10 donors:

Total Donations Name Type
$22,400 Maria C and Robert L Luddy INDIVIDUAL
$16,800 Fred Klein III INDIVIDUAL
$16,800 Stephen Zelnak INDIVIDUAL
$14,000 David Norman Long INDIVIDUAL
$11,200 Brian L McMurray INDIVIDUAL
$11,200 Champ G Mitchell INDIVIDUAL
$11,200 David F Couch INDIVIDUAL
$11,200 Elaine and Steve A Wordsworth INDIVIDUAL
$11,200 Franklin S Clark III INDIVIDUAL
$11,200 M L Barnes Jr INDIVIDUAL

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active North Carolina PACs submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Phil Berger’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Semiannual 1/28/2022
2022 Q1 Plus 5/10/2022
2022 Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot) 7/29/2022
2022 Q3 Plus 10/31/2022
2022 Q4 1/11/2023
2022 Year End Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot) 1/27/2023

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.




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