Josh Stein spent more than any other Democratic statewide candidate or officeholder in North Carolina

North Carolina Democratic statewide candidates and officeholders have spent $2.0 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Josh Stein has spent more than any other Democrat.

Stein is Attorney General of North Carolina and his current term ends on January 1, 2025. Stein raised $4.3 million and spent $1.1 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) reports, Stein spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Josh Stein’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $1.1 million in reported expenditures, $900,168 went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$156,723 Authentic Campaigns Inc ENTITY
$136,840 Nexus Strategies Inc ENTITY
$117,408 Windward Strategies Inc ENTITY
$114,213 RWT Production LLC ENTITY
$89,500 Next Fund Consulting LLC ENTITY
$79,560 Anna Huck ENTITY
$66,574 ADP as Depository for Payroll Taxes ENTITY
$66,041 Paya Payment Solutions ENTITY
$37,550 Hannah Snow ENTITY
$35,757 Vantiv LLC ENTITY

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active North Carolina PACs submitted to the NCSBE. 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 Josh Stein’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

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