Gavin Newsom spent more than any other Democratic statewide candidate or officeholder in California

California Democratic statewide candidates and officeholders have spent $56.8 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Gavin Newsom has spent more than any other Democrat.

Newsom is Governor of California and is running for re-election in 2022. Newsom raised $12.7 million and spent $14.8 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to California Secretary of State reports, Newsom spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Gavin Newsom’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $14.8 million in reported expenditures, $10.0 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$4,221,240 Sadler Strategic Media Inc ENTITY
$2,420,487 Aisle 518 Strategies LLC ENTITY
$553,136 Bearstar Strategies Inc ENTITY
$485,006 Kabc Tv ENTITY
$480,794 Google Inc ENTITY
$478,860 Spectrum Reach Charter Communications Holdings LLC ENTITY
$407,873 Kcbs – Tv ENTITY
$367,655 Knbc – Tv ENTITY
$311,044 Yahoo Media Inc ENTITY
$285,090 Ktla – Tv ENTITY

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active California PACs submitted to the California Secretary of State. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. 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 Gavin Newsom’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

Report Name Due Date
Semiannual 1/31/2022
1st Pre-Election – Primary 4/28/2022
2nd Pre-Election – Primary 5/26/2022
Semiannual 8/1/2022
1st Pre-Election – General 9/29/2022
2nd Pre- Election – General 10/27/2022
Semiannual 1/31/2023

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.