Ohio Republican candidates have raised $38.3 million more than Democrats

In Ohio, state-level candidates have raised $91.7 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Oct. 19, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $25.7 million and Republican candidates have raised $64.0 million. 

Ohio Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 10/19/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 10/19/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 237 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Ohio Secretary of State. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have raised the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Raised
1.Nan Whaley$8,400,308.78
2.John Cranley$2,912,139.10
3.Jennifer Brunner$1,271,868.63
4.Terri Jamison$827,859.20
5.Jeffrey Crossman$557,036.24
6.Allison Russo$504,339.67
7.Casey Weinstein$426,376.08
8.Dani Isaacsohn$387,868.73
9.Nickie Antonio$365,536.41
10.Kathleen Clyde$362,136.50

Top 10 Republican candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 10/19/2022)

During the same time period, 239 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Ohio Secretary of State. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported donations for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Raised
1.Richard Michael DeWine$19,917,321.66
2.David Yost$3,597,521.13
3.Frank Larose$3,233,322.04
4.Sharon Kennedy$2,266,848.95
5.Keith Faber$1,848,921.05
6.Pat Dewine$1,759,620.26
7.Kristina Daley Roegner$1,420,122.48
8.James Renacci$1,411,518.63
9.Pat Fischer$1,203,997.84
10.Matthew Huffman$1,186,838.69

In some states, officeholders may accept donations to their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those donations are included in candidate campaign finance numbers.

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

Report NameReport Due Date*
2021 Annual1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary4/21/2022
2022 Post-Primary6/10/2022
2022 Semiannual7/29/2022
2022 Pre-General10/27/2022
2022 Post-General12/16/2022
*Some Ohio report dates were subject to change due to rescheduled elections.

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.