North Carolina Republican candidates have spent $8.7 million more than Democrats

In North Carolina, state-level candidates have spent $61 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Oct. 22, 2022. Democratic candidates have spent $17.3 million and Republican candidates have spent $26 million. 

North Carolina Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 10/22/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 10/22/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 291 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have spent the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal spent
1.Mary Wills Bode$1,641,514.18
2.Sydney Batch$1,321,940.51
3.Josh Stein$1,107,601.23
4.Roy Cooper$874,738.37
5.Terence Everitt$674,626.43
6.Jay Chaudhuri$621,928.03
7.Sam Ervin$432,428.95
8.Al Platt$361,871.89
9.Brian Farkas$344,426.97
10.Kirk DeViere$291,988.83

Top 10 Republican candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 10/22/2022)

During the same time period, 296 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported expenditures for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal spent
1.Mark Robinson$1,457,362.69
2.Michael Lee$1,180,425.85
3.Jim Perry$1,148,893.14
4.Brent Jackson$949,987.13
5.Tom McInnis$900,010.93
6.Trey Allen$769,518.09
7.Donnie Harrison$689,674.62
8.Timothy K Moore$643,169.55
9.Tim Reeder$599,747.78
10.John Bell$586,609.68

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 North Carolina candidate PACs submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

StateReport NameDue Date
North Carolina2022 Semiannual1/28/2022
North Carolina2022 Q1 Plus2/28/2022
North Carolina2022 Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot)7/29/2022
North Carolina2022 Q3 Plus10/31/2022
North Carolina2022 Q41/11/2023
North Carolina2022 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.