These are the most expensive contested elections in the North Carolina Senate

Elections for all 50 seats in the North Carolina State Senate will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans hold a 28-22 majority heading into the election.

This article details the five most expensive contested general elections in the State Senate.

This information comes from candidate reports to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

#1 District 26 – $1,426,890

Incumbent Phil Berger (R) raised $1,426,890 and Alvin Robinson (I) raised $0.

#2 District 18 – $712,344

Mary Wills Bode (D) raised $501,022, E.C. Sykes (R) raised $211,032, and Ryan Brown (U) raised $290.

#3 District 17 – $528,366

Incumbent Sydney Batch (D) raised $471,605, Mark Cavaliero (R) raised $56,246, and Patrick Bowersox (U) raised $515.

#4 District 15 – $417,501

Incumbent Jay Chaudhuri (D) raised $417,361, Sammie Brooks (U) raised $140, and Emanuela Prister (R) raised $0.

#5 District 42 – $392,950

Rachel Hunt (D) raised $303,918 and Cheryl Russo (R) raised $89,032.

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.