Nan Whaley spent more than any other Democratic statewide candidate or officeholder in Ohio

Ohio Democratic statewide candidates and officeholders have spent $7.5 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Nan Whaley has spent more than any other Democrat.

Whaley is running for Governor of Ohio in 2022. Whaley raised $5.6 million and spent $4.0 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Ohio Secretary of State reports, Whaley spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Nan Whaley’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $4.0 million in reported expenditures, $2.9 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$1,537,092 Sage Media ENTITY
$390,657 Assemble ENTITY
$273,761 Gusto ENTITY
$138,000 Uplift ENTITY
$130,597 John Hagner INDIVIDUAL
$110,084 The Kauffman Group ENTITY
$89,216 Courtney Rice INDIVIDUAL
$79,599 Alexis Nielson INDIVIDUAL
$76,056 Michael McGovern INDIVIDUAL
$67,919 NGP Van Inc ENTITY

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Ohio PACs submitted to the Ohio 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 Nan Whaley’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

Report Name Report Due Date
2021 Annual 1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary 4/21/2022
2022 Post-Primary 6/10/2022
2022 Semiannual 7/29/2022
2022 Pre-General 10/27/2022
2022 Post-General 12/16/2022

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.