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These Wisconsin State Senate candidates raised the most money and lost

Elections for 17 of 32 seats in the Wisconsin State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 20-12 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, 14 of 17 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.

State Senate candidates who raised the most money and lost their general election

This information comes from candidate reports to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Oct. 24, 2022.

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

  • David Estenson – $368,184 – District 31 (Lost general 50% – 50%)
  • Kelly Westlund – $296,644 – District 25 (Lost general 43% – 57%)
  • Kristin Alfheim – $231,809 – District 19 (Lost general 46% – 54%)
  • Jessica Katzenmeyer – $109,343 – District 5 (Lost general 47% – 53%)
  • Robert Relph – $81,713 – District 27 (Lost general 32% – 68%)

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

This information comes from candidate reports to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission covering the period of Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020.

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

  • Jonathon Hansen – $1,465,744 – District 30 (Lost general 45% – 55%)
  • Neal Plotkin – $1,248,365 – District 8 (Lost general 46% – 54%)
  • Paul Piotrowski – $1,165,455 – District 24 (Lost general 44% – 56%)
  • Patty Schachtner – $753,809 – District 10 (Lost general 40% – 60%)
  • Dan Kapanke – $620,520 – District 32 (Lost general 50% – 50%)

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin PACs submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. 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.



These Wisconsin State Assembly candidates raised the most money and lost

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 57-38 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, 81 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.

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

This information comes from candidate reports to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Oct. 24, 2022.

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

  • Ryan Huebsch – $458,957 – District 94 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Lu Ann Bird – $395,788 – District 84 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Laura Gapske – $391,762 – District 73 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Don Vruwink – $389,271 – District 33 (Lost general 50% – 50%)
  • Ed Hibsch – $242,515 – District 64 (Lost general 43% – 57%)

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

This information comes from candidate reports to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission covering the period of Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020.

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

  • Kriss Marion – $753,778 – District 51 (Lost general 48% – 52%)
  • Joel Jacobsen – $707,265 – District 63 (Lost general 42% – 58%)
  • Emily Siegrist – $686,703 – District 24 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Sarah Yacoub – $542,849 – District 30 (Lost general 44% – 56%)
  • Kristin Lyerly – $468,327 – District 88 (Lost general 48% – 52%)

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin PACs submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. 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.



These Pennsylvania State House candidates raised the most money and lost

Elections for all 203 seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 101-99 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, 136 of 203 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 Pennsylvania Department of State covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Oct. 24, 2022.

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

  • Todd Stephens – $829,929 – District 151 (Lost general 50% – 50%)
  • Mark Moffa – $725,158 – District 142 (Lost general 50% – 50%)
  • Christopher Quinn – $696,491 – District 168 (Lost general 45% – 55%)
  • F. Todd Polinchock – $597,569 – District 144 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Cindy Kirk – $595,582 – District 30 (Lost general 45% – 55%)

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

This information comes from candidate reports to the Pennsylvania Department 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:

  • Deb Ciamacca – $3,144,306 – District 168 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Harold Hayes – $2,739,342 – District 18 (Lost general 48% – 52%)
  • Lissa Geiger Shulman – $2,126,001 – District 30 (Lost general 45% – 55%)
  • Frank Dermody – $1,994,286 – District 33 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Ann Marie Mitchell – $1,729,229 – District 178 (Lost general 45% – 55%)

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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.



These Texas State Senate candidates raised the most money and lost

Elections for all 31 seats in the Texas State Senate took place on Oct. 29, 2022. Republicans held an 18-13 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, 22 of 31 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.

State Senate candidates who raised the most money and lost their general election

This information comes from candidate reports to the Texas Ethics Commission covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2022.

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

  • Adam Hinojosa – $877,752 – District 27 (Lost general 50% – 50%)
  • Gwenn Burud – $417,565 – District 9 (Lost general 40% – 60%)
  • Francine Ly – $111,751 – District 12 (Lost general 38% – 62%)
  • Westley Wright – $88,360 – District 20 (Lost general 41% – 59%)
  • Josh Tutt – $52,064 – District 18 (Lost general 31% – 69%)

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

This information comes from candidate reports to the Texas Ethics Commission covering the period of Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020.

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

  • Peter P. Flores – $2,745,467 – District 19 (Lost general 47% – 50%)
  • Eddie Rodriguez – $1,013,837 – District 14 (Lost general 34% – 50%)
  • Clayton Tucker – $127,734 – District 24 (Lost general 30% – 70%)
  • Susan Criss – $112,311 – District 11 (Lost general 38% – 59%)
  • Donald Zimmerman – $102,196 – District 14 (Lost general 13% – 50%)

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. 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.



These Pennsylvania State Senate candidates raised the most money and lost

Elections for 26 of 49 seats in the Pennsylvania State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 27-22 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, 22 of 26 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.

State Senate candidates who raised the most money and lost their general election

This information comes from candidate reports to the Pennsylvania Department of State covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Oc. 24, 2022.

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

  • Lori Mizgorski – $1,465,818 – District 38 (Lost general 44% – 56%)
  • Jessica Florio – $594,028 – District 44 (Lost general 46% – 54%)
  • Ann Marie Mitchell – $544,686 – District 6 (Lost general 45% – 53%)
  • Dean Browning – $391,958 – District 14 (Lost general 47% – 53%)
  • Jill Dennin – $338,207 – District 24 (Lost general 48% – 52%)

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

This information comes from candidate reports to the Pennsylvania Department 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:

  • Pam Iovino – $3,731,415 – District 37 (Lost general 48% – 52%)
  • George Scott – $3,065,858 – District 15 (Lost general 48% – 52%)
  • Thomas Killion – $2,716,746 – District 9 (Lost general 48% – 52%)
  • Julie Slomski – $2,288,381 – District 49 (Lost general 40% – 60%)
  • Janet Diaz – $2,231,839 – District 13 (Lost general 44% – 56%)

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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.



These Texas State House candidates raised the most money and lost

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held an 83-65 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, 96 of 150 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 Texas Ethics Commission covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Oct. 29, 2022.

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

  • Jamee Jolly – $2,470,224 – District 70 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Katherine Parker – $836,897 – District 74 (Lost general 44% – 56%)
  • Frank Ramirez – $710,897 – District 118 (Lost general 48% – 52%)
  • Elizabeth Ginsberg – $426,407 – District 108 (Lost general 43% – 57%)
  • Becca DeFelice – $358,212 – District 121 (Lost general 45% – 55%)

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

This information comes from candidate reports to the Texas Ethics Commission covering the period of Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020.

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

  • Justin Berry – $2,229,302 – District 47 (Lost general 48% – 49%)
  • Lorenzo Sanchez – $2,185,144 – District 67 (Lost general 48% – 52%)
  • Will Douglas – $2,119,625 – District 113 (Lost general 48% – 52%)
  • Brandy Chambers – $1,989,953 – District 112 (Lost general 49% – 49%)
  • Elizabeth Beck – $1,914,346 – District 97 (Lost general 45% – 53%)

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. 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.



These North Carolina State House candidates raised the most money and lost

Elections for all 120 seats in the North Carolina House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 69-51 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, 85 of 120 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 North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Oct. 22, 2022.

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

  • Brian Farkas – $733,174 – District 9 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Al Platt – $323,784 – District 119 (Lost general 46% – 54%)
  • Howard Hunter III – $302,411 – District 5 (Lost general 46% – 54%)
  • Amy Block DeLoach – $297,106 – District 20 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Ricky Hurtado – $250,751 – District 63 (Lost general 49% – 51%)

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

This information comes from candidate reports to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) covering the period of Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020.

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

  • Nicole Quick – $1,324,768 – District 59 (Lost general 48% – 52%)
  • Aimy Steele – $1,302,257 – District 82 (Lost general 47% – 53%)
  • Emily Nicholson – $1,177,294 – District 1 (Lost general 46% – 54%)
  • Sydney Batch – $1,119,469 – District 37 (Lost general 47% – 50%)
  • Christy Clark – $971,827 – District 98 (Lost general 48% – 52%)

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



These North Carolina State Senate candidates raised the most money and lost

Elections for all 50 seats in the North Carolina State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 28-22 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, 37 of 50 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.

State Senate candidates who raised the most money and lost their general election

This information comes from candidate reports to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Oct. 22, 2022.

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

  • Wesley Meredith – $747,408 – District 19 (Lost general 48% – 52%)
  • Mark Speed – $351,494 – District 11 (Lost general 45% – 55%)
  • E.C. Sykes – $211,032 – District 18 (Lost general 46% – 51%)
  • Frank McNeill – $187,847 – District 21 (Lost general 45% – 55%)
  • Milton F. Fitch Jr. – $91,152 – District 4 (Lost general 43% – 57%)

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

This information comes from candidate reports to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) covering the period of Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020.

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

  • Tess Judge – $2,939,372 – District 1 (Lost general 45% – 55%)
  • Terri LeGrand – $2,718,801 – District 31 (Lost general 47% – 53%)
  • J.D. Wooten – $2,285,398 – District 24 (Lost general 48% – 52%)
  • Donna Lake – $2,028,833 – District 7 (Lost general 45% – 55%)
  • Harper Peterson – $1,569,335 – District 9 (Lost general 49% – 51%)

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



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.



These Ohio State Senate candidates raised the most money and lost

Elections for 17 of 33 seats in the Ohio State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 25-8 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, 14 of 17 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.

State Senate 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:

  • Patricia Goetz – $200,866 – District 27 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Tina Maharath – $183,382 – District 3 (Lost general 47% – 53%)
  • Orlando Sonza – $96,286 – District 9 (Lost general 27% – 73%)
  • Anthony Eliopoulos – $52,515 – District 13 (Lost general 42% – 58%)
  • David Dallas – $7,816 – District 7 (Lost general 38% – 62%)

State Senate 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:

  • Betsy Rader – $742,197 – District 18 (Lost general 39% – 61%)
  • Crystal Lett – $545,046 – District 16 (Lost general 50% – 50%)
  • Sean O’Brien – $540,044 – District 32 (Lost general 49% – 51%)
  • Mark Fogel – $415,976 – District 6 (Lost general 47% – 53%)
  • Kathy Wyenandt – $385,573 – District 4 (Lost general 39% – 61%)

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.