Josh Shapiro spent more than any other Democratic statewide candidate or officeholder in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Democratic statewide candidates and officeholders have spent $8.8 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Josh Shapiro has spent more than any other Democrat.

Shapiro is Attorney General of Pennsylvania and is running for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2022. Shapiro raised $20.5 million and spent $7.7 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 6, 2022. According to Pennsylvania Department of State reports, Shapiro spent the most money with the following individual payees.

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

Of the $7.7 million in reported expenditures, $5.1 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$1,204,922 Grassroots Media LLC ENTITY
$708,142 Ascend Digital Strategies LLC ENTITY
$610,000 Austin Davis Campaign ENTITY
$566,500 Pennsylvania Democratic Party ENTITY
$543,297 Payroll Data Processing ENTITY
$466,164 GPS Impact ENTITY
$427,777 Rwt Production LLC ENTITY
$212,975 Global Strategy Group LLC ENTITY
$178,999 Actblue Technical Services ENTITY
$165,000 Spb Strategies LLC ENTITY

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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 Josh Shapiro’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

Report Name Report Due Date
2021 Annual (C7) 1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C1) 4/05/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C2) 5/9/2022
2022 Post-Primary (C3) 6/20/2022
2022 Pre-General (C4) 9/22/2022
2022 Pre-General (C5) 10/31/2022
2022 Post-General (C6) 12/12/2022
2022 Annual (C7) 2/1/2023

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