These 10 North Carolina contributors gave over $6.6 million

In North Carolina politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $219.1 million in total contributions between Jan. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2022. The 10 largest contributors gave more than $6.6 million, or 3 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual contributors to North Carolina state-level candidates and committees in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE):

Top 10 North Carolina Contributors (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022)

Rank Contributor Name Total Contributions
1 Virginia B Sall $1,092,200
2 Michael R Bloomberg $1,000,000
3 Jeff Yass $1,000,000
4 Carey Dean Debnam $776,649
5 Timothy Sullivan $528,181
6 Jane B Sullivan $505,600
7 Maria C and Robert L Luddy $485,700
8 Shauna and Sam L Searcy $425,523
9 Eric Schmidt $375,000
10 Ann B and James Goodnight $369,000

The list of North Carolina contributors in this time period includes more than 1,680 individuals identified by name in the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE)’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active North Carolina committees 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 committees 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.