These Ohio State House candidates raised the most money and lost

Elections for all 99 seats in the Ohio House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 64-35 majority heading into the election.

This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their election. In the 2022 election cycle, 78 of 99 general elections were contested. The losing candidates are shown along with the percentage of the vote they received compared to the winner. In cases where the race was pushed to a runoff, vote percentages for both advancing candidates are included.

House candidates who raised the most money and lost their general election

This information comes from candidate reports to the Ohio Secretary of State covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Oct. 19, 2022.

The candidates who raised the most money and lost their election were:

  • Kathleen Clyde – $362,137 – District 72 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Jim Obergefell – $348,376 – District 89 (Lost general 38% – 62%)
  • Beth Bigham – $300,287 – District 34 (Lost general 46% – 54%)
  • Vince Peterson II – $216,847 – District 64 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Thomas West – $195,228 – District 49 (Lost general 46% – 54%)

House candidates who raised the most money and lost their general election last cycle

This information comes from candidate reports to the Ohio Secretary of State covering the period of Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020.

The candidates who raised the most money and lost their election were:

  • Dave Greenspan – $591,041 – District 16 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Mehek Cooke – $487,153 – District 21 (Lost general 43% – 57%)
  • Chris Monzel – $347,058 – District 28 (Lost general 48% – 52%)
  • Amy Cox – $315,316 – District 43 (Lost general 46% – 54%)
  • Beth Bigham – $310,448 – District 37 (Lost general 49% – 51%)

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Ohio PACs submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State. 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.

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.




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