The top 10 Ohio candidates raised 58 percent of all donations

In Ohio politics, state-level candidates and officeholders raised $60.4 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. More than $35.1 million, or 58 percent, of all donations reported by candidate committees were raised by the 10 individuals at the top of the list.

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

Here are the 10 Ohio candidates and officeholders who have raised the most money so far in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State:

Rank Candidate/Officeholder Name Total Donations
1 Richard Michael DeWine $15,081,386
2 Nan Whaley $5,633,614
3 John Cranley $2,911,758
4 David Yost $2,553,560
5 Frank Larose $2,454,386
6 Keith Faber $1,488,014
7 James Renacci $1,411,519
8 Sharon Kennedy $1,352,542
9 Matthew Huffman $1,186,839
10 Pat Dewine $1,039,048

The list of Ohio 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 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. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

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.