The top 10 North Carolina candidates raised 30 percent of all donations

In North Carolina politics, state-level candidates and officeholders raised $58.6 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. More than $17.7 million, or 30 percent, of all donations reported by candidate committees were raised by the 10 individuals at the top of the list.

Top 10 North Carolina candidates (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Here are the 10 North Carolina candidates and officeholders who have raised the most money so far in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE):

Rank Candidate/Officeholder Name Total Donations
1 Josh Stein $4,285,025
2 Mark Robinson $3,570,917
3 Roy Cooper $2,631,856
4 Timothy K Moore $1,658,262
5 Phil E Berger $1,426,890
6 Lucy N Inman $1,281,569
7 Robert Ervin $959,342
8 Mary Ann Baldwin $627,573
9 Jim Perry $619,496
10 Brent Jackson $615,754

The list of North Carolina candidates and officeholders includes anyone with a candidate PAC that filed campaign finance reports during this time period, which may include former candidates or current officeholders who are not running in this cycle. PACs not associated with a candidate are not included in the values above.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active North Carolina PACs submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (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. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

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

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.