Tim Walz spent more than any other Democratic statewide candidate or officeholder in Minnesota

Minnesota Democratic statewide candidates and officeholders have spent $3.5 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Tim Walz has spent more than any other Democrat.

Walz is Governor of Minnesota and is running for re-election in 2022. Walz raised $6.3 million and spent $2.6 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 18, 2022. According to Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board reports, Walz spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Tim Walz’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 7/18/2022)

Of the $2.6 million in reported expenditures, $1.9 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$885,517 Cleansweep Campaigns ENTITY
$290,884 McCool Digital LLC ENTITY
$142,683 Internal Revenue Services ENTITY
$127,059 Nichole Johnson INDIVIDUAL
$101,027 Vantiv LLC ENTITY
$90,000 Blg Strategies LLC ENTITY
$87,220 Run the World ENTITY
$69,974 Edwin Torres INDIVIDUAL
$65,238 Haley Cobb INDIVIDUAL
$60,150 Ngp Van Inc ENTITY

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Minnesota PACs submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. 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 Tim Walz’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Annual 1/31/2022
2022 Q1 4/14/2022
2022 Q2 6/14/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual 7/25/2022
2022 Q3 9/27/2022
2022 Q4 10/31/2022
2022 Jan Annual 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.




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