Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has raised $1.3 million for 2022 cycle

In Indiana, Gov. Eric Holcomb is the number three fundraiser in state politics in the 2022 election cycle so far. According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Indiana Secretary of State, the governor received $1,277,740 in total contributions to his campaign account and spent $1,384,566 between January 1, 2021 and July 15, 2022. Holcomb’s current term ends in 2025.

Gov. Holcomb is a member of the Republican Party and first assumed office in 2017.

Contributions to Gov. Holcomb

Of the $1.2 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 49.8 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Gov. Holcomb (1/1/2021 – 7/15/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$393,147.62Eric Holcomb*ENTITY
2.$40,000.00Build IndianaENTITY
3.$35,000.00Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLPENTITY
4.$33,239.00Dlz Indiana LLCENTITY
5.$25,000.00Dlz Industrial LLCENTITY
6.$25,000.00HNTB Holdings Ltd. Political Action CommitteeENTITY
7.$25,000.00Indiana Realtors Political Action CommitteeENTITY
8.$20,000.00A10 Associates LLCENTITY
9.$20,000.00Indiana Friends of Rural ElectrificationENTITY
10.$20,000.00NiSource Inc. PACENTITY

The top donor, Eric Holcomb, represents reported contributions received by a Gov. Holcomb candidate committee from another political action committee affiliated with the governor.

Expenditures by Gov. Holcomb

On the expenditures side, Gov. Holcomb reported $1.3 million, with 88.7 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list. 

Top Expenditures by Gov. Holcomb (1/1/2021 – 7/15/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$631,470.18Indiana Republican State Committee, IncENTITY
2.$267,980.96Eric HolcombENTITY
3.$95,000.00Colbert ConsultingENTITY
4.$74,275.00Bk Strategies LLCENTITY
5.$54,985.13Imge LLCENTITY
6.$36,206.25Three Point Advisors LLCENTITY
7.$26,000.00Triple A Consulting LLCENTITY
8.$19,775.00Mhrk LLCENTITY
9.$13,651.94Dot the I Design & GraphicsENTITY
10.$10,000.00Betsy MillsENTITY

The second payee, listed as Eric Holcomb, represents expenditures reported by Gov. Holcomb’s candidate committee to another political action committee affiliated with the governor.

How Gov. Holcomb’s fundraising compares to other governors

Among elected officials holding the same level of state office, fundraising varies widely. A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for reelection, influence donor activity. Here is how fundraising by Indiana Gov. Holcomb compares to the 10 other governors with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:

Fundraising reported by 11 U.S. governors in the 2022 election cycle

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Name of ReportReporting PeriodDeadline
2021 Annual1/1/2021 – 12/31/20221/19/2022
2022 Q1 & Q2/ July Semiannual1/1/2022 – 6/30/20227/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election4/8/2022 – 10/14/202210/21/2022
2022 Q310/14/2022 – 10/24/202211/1/2022
2022 Annual1/1/2022 – 12/31/20221/18/2023

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.