Ohio Republican candidates have spent $28.8 million more than Democrats

In Ohio, state-level candidates have spent $73.5 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Oct. 19, 2022. Democratic candidates have spent $21.3 million and Republican candidates have spent $50.5 million. 

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

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

In the 2022 election cycle, 236 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have spent the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal spent
1.Nan Whaley$7,649,680.15
2.John Cranley$3,183,605.84
3.Jennifer Brunner$631,830.36
4.Terri Jamison$434,895.16
5.Dani Isaacsohn$428,562.88
6.Jeffrey Crossman$393,757.45
7.Allison Russo$378,833.16
8.Casey Weinstein$331,423.59
9.Patricia Goetz$328,221.58
10.Nickie Antonio$263,209.80

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

During the same time period, 241 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported expenditures for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal spent
1.Richard Michael DeWine$13,597,109.39
2.James Renacci$4,901,473.51
3.Frank Larose$3,092,038.57
4.David Yost$2,808,457.36
5.Sharon Kennedy$1,849,105.67
6.Pat Dewine$1,539,188.98
7.Robert Sprague$1,183,218.96
8.Pat Fischer$1,007,558.41
9.Matthew Huffman$865,382.29
10.Jay Edwards$852,515.73

In some states, officeholders may make expenditures from their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those expenditures are included in candidate campaign finance numbers.

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

StateReport NameDue Date
OH2021 Annual1/31/2022
OH2022 Pre-Primary4/21/2022
OH2022 Post-Primary6/10/2022
OH2022 Semiannual7/29/2022
OH2022 Pre-General10/27/2022
OH2022 Post-General12/16/2022

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.