Richard Michael DeWine spent more than any other Republican statewide candidate or officeholder in Ohio

Ohio Republican statewide candidates and officeholders have spent $13.8 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Mike DeWine has spent more than any other Republican.

DeWine is Governor of Ohio and is running for re-election in 2022. DeWine raised $15.1 million and spent $6.8 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Ohio Secretary of State reports, DeWine spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Richard Michael DeWine’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $6.8 million in reported expenditures, $6.4 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$4,906,586 SRCP Media Inc ENTITY
$603,276 Arena Online ENTITY
$323,568 Tarrance Group ENTITY
$150,000 Deep Root Analytics LLC ENTITY
$130,473 Ohio Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs ENTITY
$98,852 Dot the I Design and Graphics ENTITY
$52,382 Stripe ENTITY
$48,000 America Rising Corp ENTITY
$39,581 Kessler Creative ENTITY
$31,794 Colorart 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 Richard Michael DeWine’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.