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These 10 Wisconsin donors gave over $17.7 million

In Wisconsin politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $118.0 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 25, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $17.7 million, or 15 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to Wisconsin state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission:

Top 10 Wisconsin Donors (1/1/2021 – 7/25/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 Richard Uihlein $4,585,000
2 Karla T Jurvetson $3,555,020
3 Elizabeth Uihlein $2,712,500
4 Sage Weil $1,547,350
5 George Soros $1,500,000
6 Elise Lawson $1,000,600
7 Reid Hoffman $1,000,000
8 Diane M Hendricks $673,500
9 Edward W Snowdon $615,000
10 JB Pritzker $520,000

The list of Wisconsin donors in this time period includes more than 965 individuals identified by name in the Wisconsin Ethics Commission’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin PACs submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies.

Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/18/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Primary 2/7/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Election 3/28/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Fall Pre-Primary 8/1/2022
2022 Sept Data 9/27/2022
2022 Fall Pre-General 10/31/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual 1/7/2023

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.



These 10 Texas donors gave over $36.8 million

In Texas politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $597.5 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $36.8 million, or 6 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to Texas state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission:

Top 10 Texas Donors (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 Janet L Duncan $6,438,606
2 Timothy M and Terri Dunn $5,617,500
3 Richard Weekley $4,843,834
4 H Ross Perot Jr $3,576,861
5 S Javaid Anwar $3,323,900
6 Kenny A and Lisa Troutt $3,079,651
7 John L and Barbara Nau III $2,576,629
8 Harlan R Crow $2,518,000
9 Michael & Mary Porter $2,445,000
10 Farris & JoAnn Wilks $2,402,500

The list of Texas donors in this time period includes more than 9,491 individuals identified by name in the Texas Ethics Commission’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies.

Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/18/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (30 Days) 1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (8 Days) 2/22/2022
2022 Primary Runoff 5/16/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-General (30 Days) 10/11/2022
2022 Pre-General (8 Days) 10/31/2022
2022 Semiannual Data 1/17/2023

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.



These 10 Virginia donors gave over $21.3 million

In Virginia politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $54.2 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $21.3 million, or 39 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to Virginia state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2023 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections:

Top 10 Virginia Donors (1/1/2022 – 6/30/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 Glenn Youngkin $20,000,000
2 Michael Bills $390,000
3 Sonjia S Smith $193,000
4 Ronald D Abramson $162,667
5 Charles Hobbs $100,125
6 Chris Perry $100,000
7 Tiffany Brooks $100,000
8 Paul B Manning $90,119
9 Leonard A Bennett $81,000
10 Timothy Chapman $75,000

The list of Virginia donors in this time period includes more than 622 individuals identified by name in the Virginia Department of Elections’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Virginia PACs submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies.

Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/15/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual (and Post-Primary) 7/15/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual 1/15/2023

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.



These 10 North Carolina donors gave over $3.0 million

In North Carolina politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $90.2 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $3.0 million, or 3 percent of all contributions.

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

Top 10 North Carolina Donors (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 Shauna and Sam L Searcy $422,833
2 Eric Schmidt $375,000
3 Linda K Griffin $364,911
4 Ann B and James Goodnight $325,400
5 Maria C and Robert L Luddy $320,000
6 John M Kane $257,400
7 Christy King Mack $250,000
8 Robert Price $230,000
9 Various Various $220,188
10 Karla T Jurvetson $218,440

The list of North Carolina donors in this time period includes more than 1,395 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 PACs submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies.

Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Semiannual 1/28/2022
2022 Q1 Plus 5/10/2022
2022 Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot) 7/29/2022
2022 Q3 Plus 10/31/2022
2022 Q4 1/11/2023
2022 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.



These 10 Minnesota donors gave over $9.4 million

In Minnesota politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $95.9 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 18, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $9.4 million, or 10 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to Minnesota state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board:

Top 10 Minnesota Donors (1/1/2021 – 7/18/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 J B Pritzker $2,250,000
2 Alida R Messinger $1,911,500
3 Edward W Snowdon Jr $1,050,000
4 Gideon Friedman $1,000,000
5 Stephen J Cloobeck $645,000
6 Merle Chambers $603,000
7 Vance K Opperman $585,000
8 Garrett Moran $500,000
9 Pamela S and James D Deal $475,500
10 Quinn M Delaney $400,000

The list of Minnesota donors in this time period includes more than 505 individuals identified by name in the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Minnesota PACs submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies.

Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Annual 1/31/2022
2022 Q1 4/14/2022
2022 Q2 6/14/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual 7/25/2022
2022 Q3 9/27/2022
2022 Q4 10/31/2022
2022 Jan Annual 1/31/2023

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.



These 10 Ohio donors gave over $3.4 million

In Ohio politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $111.4 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $3.4 million, or 3 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to Ohio state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State:

Top 10 Ohio Donors (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 James B Renacci $1,080,649
2 Ellen Dolores Rakowski $441,442
3 Lisa Mennet $300,000
4 Susan B and James A Haslam III $282,601
5 Dina and Ronald Wilheim $257,000
6 Richard H Rosenthal $234,113
7 Albert B Ratner $214,722
8 Gayle and Donald A Oeters $204,600
9 Geraldine B Warner $193,718
10 Jason S Lucarelli $184,104

The list of Ohio donors in this time period includes more than 1,558 individuals identified by name in the Ohio Secretary of State’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Ohio PACs submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies.

Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

Report Name Report Due Date
2021 Annual 1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary 4/21/2022
2022 Post-Primary 6/10/2022
2022 Semiannual 7/29/2022
2022 Pre-General 10/27/2022
2022 Post-General 12/16/2022

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.



These 10 Pennsylvania donors gave over $35.3 million

In Pennsylvania politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $462.2 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 6, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $35.3 million, or 8 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to Pennsylvania state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of State:

Top 10 Pennsylvania Donors (1/1/2021 – 6/6/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 Jeffrey Yass $17,520,000
2 Debra Ann and David J White $5,105,833
3 Dick Uihlien $4,250,000
4 Jason Richey $1,531,243
5 Deborah Simon $1,361,000
6 Walter W Buckley Jr $1,300,000
7 Paul J Martino $1,245,719
8 Karla T Jurvetson $1,008,192
9 William Harris $1,000,000
10 Michael Karp $1,000,000

The list of Pennsylvania donors in this time period includes more than 5,341 individuals identified by name in the Pennsylvania Department of State’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies.

Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

Report Name Report Due Date
2021 Annual (C7) 1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C1) 4/05/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C2) 5/9/2022
2022 Post-Primary (C3) 6/20/2022
2022 Pre-General (C4) 9/22/2022
2022 Pre-General (C5) 10/31/2022
2022 Post-General (C6) 12/12/2022
2022 Annual (C7) 2/1/2023

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.



These 10 Michigan donors gave over $29.9 million

In Michigan politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $229.5 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and Aug. 22, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $29.9 million, or 13 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to Michigan state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State:

Top 10 Michigan Donors (1/1/2021 – 8/22/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 Kevin Rinke $10,007,150
2 Perry Johnson $7,902,600
3 Ronald Weiser $2,912,365
4 Betsy Devos $1,968,100
5 Maria and Doug Devos $1,918,350
6 Richard M Devos Sr $1,852,050
7 Lynn Schusterman $1,261,801
8 John Kennedy III $774,490
9 Suzanne Cheryl Devos $696,050
10 Daniel Devos $647,800

The list of Michigan donors in this time period includes more than 1,426 individuals identified by name in the Michigan Secretary of State’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Michigan PACs submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies.

Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Annual/January 1/31/2022
2022 April (PACs) 4/25/2022
2022 July (PACs) 7/25/2022
2022 Post-Primary 9/1/2022
2022 Pre-General 10/28/2023
2022 Post-General 12/8/2022

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.



These 10 Indiana donors gave over $2.7 million

In Indiana politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $54.0 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $2.7 million, or 5 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to Indiana state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State:

Top 10 Indiana Donors (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 Reed Hastings $700,000
2 Jim Walton $425,000
3 Woodrow A Myers $398,143
4 Lawrence H Garatoni $260,500
5 Maci and Eric Doden $209,210
6 Deborah J Simon $152,500
7 Brenda Doden $150,500
8 Robert Lauter $150,000
9 Daryle L Doden $150,000
10 Payroll Deduction $140,101

The list of Indiana donors in this time period includes more than 456 individuals identified by name in the Indiana Secretary of State’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies.

Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/19/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election 10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly 11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report 1/18/2023

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.



These 10 California donors gave over $56.3 million

In California politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $1.5 billion in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $56.3 million, or 4 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to California state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the California Secretary of State:

Top 10 California Donors (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 Joseph Sanberg $10,925,000
2 John Cox $9,620,906
3 Cari Tuna $9,500,000
4 Michael Bloomberg $8,264,662
5 Yvonne Yiu $5,623,945
6 Reed Hastings $5,557,500
7 Patty Quillin $1,797,400
8 Jim Walton $1,783,751
9 Geoffrey Palmer $1,742,600
10 Elizabeth Diane Simons $1,461,400

The list of California donors in this time period includes more than 4,125 individuals identified by name in the California Secretary of State’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active California PACs submitted to the California Secretary of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies.

Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

Report Name Due Date
Semiannual 1/31/2022
1st Pre-Election – Primary 4/28/2022
2nd Pre-Election – Primary 5/26/2022
Semiannual 8/1/2022
1st Pre-Election – General 9/29/2022
2nd Pre- Election – General 10/27/2022
Semiannual 1/31/2023

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.