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Results in the five California State Assembly primaries with the most candidate fundraising

Primary elections for all 80 seats in the California State Assembly took place on June 7, 2022. Of the 80 seats up for election in 2022, 78 had a primary election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested elections, candidates raised $76.1 million. Incumbents raised an average of $865,160 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $119,664 per candidate.

Five primary elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five primary elections with the most fundraising in the State Assembly. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

DistrictMoney RaisedOfficeholderCandidates
District 19$3,752,241Phil Ting (D)Phil Ting and Karsten Weide
District 17$3,745,009Matt Haney (D)Matt Haney, David Campos, David Chiu, and Bill Shireman
District 76$2,280,619Brian Maienschein (D)Brian Maienschein, Kristie Bruce-Lane, and June Yang Cutter
District 24$1,839,206Alex Lee (D)Alex Lee, Bob Brunton, Kansen Chu, Teresa Keng, and Lan Diep
District 80$1,825,515David Alvarez (D)Georgette Gómez, David Alvarez, John Garcia, Lincoln Pickard, and Steve Sanchez

#1 District 19 – $3,752,241

Incumbent Phil Ting raised $3,752,241 and Karsten Weide raised $0.

Both Phil Ting and Karsten Weide advanced to the general election.

#2 District 17 – $3,745,009

Incumbent Matt Haney raised $1,676,766, David Campos raised $1,024,060, David Chui raised $1,044,183, and Bill Shireman raised $0.

Matt Haney advanced with 63 percent of the vote, David Campos advanced with 25 percent of the vote, Bill Shireman received 12 percent of the vote, and David Chiu withdrew.

#3 District 76 – $2,280,619

Incumbent Brian Maienschein raised $1,924,849, June Yang Cutter raised $197,033, and Kristie Bruce-Lane raised $158,738.

Brian Maienschein advanced with 50 percent of the vote, Kristie Bruce-Lane advanced with 28 percent of the vote, and June Yang Cutter received 22 percent of the vote.

#4 District 24 – $1,839,206

Incumbent Alex Lee raised $1,148,891, Kansen Chu raised $423,081, Teresa Keng raised $220,954, Lan Diep raised $46,279, and Bob Brunton raised $0.

Alex Lee advanced with 38 percent of the vote, Bob Brunton advanced with 21 percent of the vote, Kansen Chu received 18 percent of the vote, Teresa Keng received 14 percent of the vote, and Lan Diep received 8 percent of the vote.

#5 District 80 – $1,825,515

Incumbent David Alvarez raised $870,683, Georgette Gómez raised $881,304, Steve Sanchez raised $73,528, John Garcia raised $0, and Lincoln Pickard raised $0.

Georgette Gómez advanced with 36 percent of the vote, David Alvarez advanced with 31 percent of the vote, John Garcia received 20 percent of the vote, Lincoln Pickard received 12 percent of the vote, and Steve Sanchez withdrew.

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.

Report NameDue Date
Semiannual1/31/2022
1st Pre-Election – Primary4/28/2022
2nd Pre-Election – Primary5/26/2022
Semiannual8/1/2022
1st Pre-Election – General9/29/2022
2nd Pre- Election – General10/27/2022
Semiannual1/31/2023

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 five California State Assembly candidates raised the most money and lost their primary

General elections for all 80 seats in the California State Assembly will take place on November 8, 2022. State Assembly open primary elections were held on June 7, 2022.

This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their primary election. The losing candidates are shown along with the percentage of the vote they received compared to the vote percentages for both advancing candidates.

Top fundraisers with unsuccessful primary campaigns this cycle

This information comes from candidate reports to the California Secretary of State covering the period of January 1, 2021, through June 7, 2022.

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

  • Jennifer Esteen (D) – $435,590 – District 20 (Lost primary 22% – 32%, 24%)
  • Kansen Chu (D) – $423,081 – District 24 (Lost primary 18% – 38%, 21%)
  • Andrea Rosenthal (D) – $300,862 – District 39 (Lost primary 22% – 30%, 38%)
  • Kimberly Ho (R) – $294,090 – District 70 (Lost primary 14% – 21%, 40%)
  • Elizabeth Alcantar (D) – $246,022 – District 64 (Lost primary 17% – 23%, 33%)

Top fundraisers with unsuccessful primary campaigns last cycle

This information comes from candidate reports to the California Secretary of State covering the period of January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020.

The candidates who raised the most money and lost their primary in 2020 were:

  • Tyler Diep (R) – $769,135 – District 72 (Lost primary 25% – 26%, 34%)
  • Sylvia Rubio (D)- $390,040 – District 57 (Lost primary 17% – 20%, 29%)
  • Anne Kepner (D) – $369,110 – District 25 (Lost primary 14% – 15%, 21%)
  • William Brough (R) – $360,623 – District 73 (Lost primary 17% – 27%, 24%)
  • Christina Fugazi (D) – $264,882 – District 13 (Lost primary 32% – 32%, 36%)

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.

Report NameDue Date
Semiannual1/31/2022
1st Pre-Election – Primary4/28/2022
2nd Pre-Election – Primary5/26/2022
Semiannual8/1/2022
1st Pre-Election – General9/29/2022
2nd Pre- Election – General10/27/2022
Semiannual1/31/2023

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.



Results in the five California State Senate primaries with the most candidate fundraising

Primary elections for 20 of 40 seats in the California State Senate took place on June 7, 2022. All 20 of the seats up for election in 2022 had a primary with more than one candidate.

Across all contested primary elections, candidates raised $19.2 million. Incumbents raised an average of $659,702 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $196,830 per candidate.

Five primary elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five primary elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

DistrictMoney RaisedOfficeholderCandidates
District 8$2,162,863Andreas Borgeas (R)Dave JonesAngelique Ashby, Rafa Garcia, and Susan Mason
District 6$2,142,194Richard Pan (D)Paula Marie VillescazRoger Niello, Michael Huang, Eric Guerra, Tecoy Porter, and Matt Burgess
District 38$1,429,544Brian Jones (R)Matt GundersonCatherine Blakespear, and Joe Kerr
District 10$1,379,144Bob Wieckowski (D)Lily MeiAisha Wahab, Paul Pimentel, Jamal Khan, Raymond Liu, Jim Canova, and Jaime Zepeda
District 30$1,338,990Sydney Kamlager (D)Bob ArchuletaMitch Clemmons, Martha Camacho-Rodriguez, and Henry Bouchot

#1 District 8 – $2,162,863

Dave Jones raised $1,348,713, Angelique Ashby raised $793,756, Rafa Garcia raised $20,394, and Susan Mason raised $0.

Dave Jones advanced with 46 percent of the vote, Angelique Ashby advanced with 41 percent of the vote, Rafa Garcia received 13 percent of the vote, and Susan Mason received 0 percent of the vote.

#2 District 6 – $2,142,194

Eric Guerra raised $1,302,099, Roger Niello raised $421,575, Paula Marie Villescaz raised $236,141, Tecoy Porter raised $122,828, Michael Huang raised $32,627, and Matt Burgess raised $26,923.

Paula Marie Villescaz advanced with 43 percent of the vote, Roger Niello advanced with 43 percent of the vote, Michael Huang received 14 percent of the vote, Eric Guerra withdrew, Tecoy Porter withdrew, and Matt Burgess withdrew.

#3 District 38 – $1,429,544

Catherine Blakespear raised $719,999, Matt Gunderson raised $551,670, and Joe Kerr raised $157,875.

Matt Gunderson advanced with 45 percent of the vote, Catherine Blakespear advanced with 44 percent of the vote, and Joe Kerr received 11 percent of the vote.

#4 District 10 – $1,379,144

Aisha Wahab raised $667,514, Lily Mei raised $598,180, Jamal Khan raised $54,751, Jaime Zepeda raised $33,635, Paul Pimentel raised $14,891, Jim Canova raised $10,173, and Raymond Liu raised $0.

Lily Mei advanced with 33 percent of the vote, Aisha Wahab advanced with 30 percent of the vote, Paul Pimentel received 22 percent of the vote, Jamal Khan received 7 percent of the vote, Raymond Liu received 5 percent of the vote, Jim Canova received 3 percent of the vote, and Jaime Zepeda withdrew.

#5 District 30 – $1,338,990

Incumbent Bob Archuleta raised $966,423, Henry Bouchot raised $372,567, Martha Camacho-Rodriguez raised $0, and Mitch Clemmons raised $0.

Bob Archuleta advanced with 36 percent of the vote, Mitch Clemmons advanced with 34 percent of the vote, Martha Camacho-Rodriguez received 16 percent of the vote, and Henry Bouchot received 15 percent of the vote.

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.

Report NameDue Date
Semiannual1/31/2022
1st Pre-Election – Primary4/28/2022
2nd Pre-Election – Primary5/26/2022
Semiannual8/1/2022
1st Pre-Election – General9/29/2022
2nd Pre- Election – General10/27/2022
Semiannual1/31/2023

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 five California State Senate candidates raised the most money and lost their primary

General elections for 20 of 40 seats in the California State Senate will take place on November 8, 2022. State senatorial open primary elections were held on June 7, 2022. Democrats hold a 31-9 majority heading into the election.

This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their primary election. The losing candidates are shown along with the percentage of the vote they received compared to the vote percentages for both advancing candidates.

Top fundraisers with unsuccessful primary campaigns this cycle

This information comes from candidate reports to the California Secretary of State covering the period of January 1, 2021, through June 7, 2022.

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

  • Jeff McKay (R) – $436,995 – District 4 (Lost primary 16% – 22%, 19%)
  • Henry Bouchot (D) – $372,567 – District 30 (Lost primary 15% – 36%, 34%)
  • George Radanovich (R) – $332,740 – District 4 (Lost primary 17% – 22%, 19%)
  • Nicole Parra (D)- $223,236 – District 16 (Lost primary 13% – 30%, 44%)
  • Joe Kerr (D) – $157,875 – District 38 (Lost primary 11% – 44%, 45%)

Top fundraisers with unsuccessful primary campaigns last cycle

This information comes from candidate reports to the California Secretary of State covering the period of January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020.

The candidates who raised the most money and lost their primary in 2020 were:

  • Mike Brownrigg (D) – $805,903 – District 13 (Lost primary 12% – 24%, 17%)
  • Mani Grewal (D) – $644,695 – District 5 (Lost primary 19% – 35%, 24%)
  • Katrina Foley (D) – $631,399 – District 37 (Lost primary 25% – 28%, 47%)
  • Shelly Masur (D) – $561,767 – District 13 (Lost primary 16% – 24%, 17%)
  • Annie Oliva (D) – $437,129 – District 13 (Lost primary 12% – 24%, 17%)

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.

Report NameDue Date
Semiannual1/31/2022
1st Pre-Election – Primary4/28/2022
2nd Pre-Election – Primary5/26/2022
Semiannual8/1/2022
1st Pre-Election – General9/29/2022
2nd Pre- Election – General10/27/2022
Semiannual1/31/2023

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.



$13.9 million raised in the race for Wisconsin governor

The general election for Governor of Wisconsin will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. In total, candidates running for Wisconsin governor have raised $13.9 million and spent $4.4 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 21, 2022. The Democratic and Republican primaries are on Aug. 8, 2022.

Here’s the breakdown for the nine candidates who are still in the running:

Active Gubernatorial Candidates’ Campaign Finance, 1/1/2021- 3/21/2022

CandidatePartyContributionsExpendituresElection Stage
Tony Evers (Incumbent)Democratic$10,383,804.02$3,257,857.58Primary
Adam FIscherRepublican$28,369.78$955.94Primary
James KellenRepublican$0.00$0.00Primary
Rebecca KleefischRepublican$3,380,231.15$979,478.05Primary
Tim MichelsRepublican$0.00$0.00Primary
Kevin NicholsonRepublican$0.00$0.00Primary
Timothy RamthunRepublican$3,815.00$0.00Primary
Joan Ellis BeglingerIndependent$37,451.17$31,373.54General
Jess HiselIndependent$33,446.07$41,946.97General

The remaining $66,289 raised in the race for Wisconsin governor went to a candidate who has withdrawn.

Total fundraising in nine gubernatorial races in the 2022 election cycle

A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election and number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here is how total fundraising by all candidates for Wisconsin governor compares to the eight other gubernatorial races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

RankStateTotal DonationsTotal CandidatesActive CandidatesElection StageAvailable Reporting Period
1Florida$106,753,1151210Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
2Texas$72,717,055245General Election1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022
3Pennsylvania$55,727,674205General Election1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022
4Arizona$24,376,8841512Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
5Ohio$22,113,46895General Election1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022
6Michigan$20,716,429167Primary Election1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022
7California$13,997,678322General Election1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022
8Wisconsin$13,933,407109Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/13/2022
9Minnesota$8,263,0721411Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/30/2022

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin candidate PACs submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual1/18/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Primary2/7/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Election3/28/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual7/15/2022
2022 Fall Pre-Primary8/1/2022
2022 Sept Data9/27/2022
2022 Fall Pre-General10/31/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual1/7/2023

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.



$72.7 million raised in the race for Texas governor

The general election for Governor of Texas will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. In total, candidates running for Texas governor have raised $72.7 million, received $5.0 million in loans, and spent $62.7 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 14, 2022.

Here’s the breakdown for the five candidates who are still in the running:

Active Gubernatorial Candidates’ Campaign Finance, 1/1/2021- 5/14/2022

CandidatePartyContributionsLoansExpenditures
Greg Abbott (Incumbent)Republican$45,195,153.25$0.00$37,930,299.56
Beto O’RourkeDemocratic$13,284,301.70$27,444.47$6,454,769.84
Delilah BarriosGreen$5,143.50$0.00$3,750.00
Mark TippettsLibertarian$14,336.65$0.00$212.44
Ricardo Turullols-BonillaIndependent$0.00$0.00$0.00

The remaining $14.2 million raised in the race for Texas governor went to candidates who did not advance to the general election or have withdrawn.

Total fundraising in nine gubernatorial races in the 2022 election cycle

A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election and number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here is how total fundraising by all candidates for Texas governor compares to the eight other gubernatorial races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

RankStateTotal DonationsTotal CandidatesActive CandidatesElection StageAvailable Reporting Period
1Florida$106,753,1151210Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
2Texas$72,717,055245General Election1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022
3Pennsylvania$55,727,674205General Election1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022
4Arizona$24,376,8841512Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
5Ohio$22,113,46895General Election1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022
6Michigan$20,716,429167Primary Election1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022
7California$13,997,678322General Election1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022
8Wisconsin$13,933,407109Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/13/2022
9Minnesota$8,263,0721411Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/30/2022

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas candidate PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual1/18/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (30 Days)1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (8 Days)2/22/2022
2022 Primary Runoff5/16/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual7/15/2022
2022 Pre-General (30 Days)10/11/2022
2022 Pre-General (8 Days)10/31/2022
2022 Semiannual Data1/17/2023

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.



$55.7 million raised in the race for Pennsylvania governor

The general election for Governor of Pennsylvania will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. In total, candidates running for Pennsylvania governor have raised $55.7 million, received $8.8 million in loans, and spent $35.6 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Jun. 16, 2022.

Here’s the breakdown for the five candidates who are still in the running:

Active Gubernatorial Candidates’ Campaign Finance, 1/1/2021- 6/16/2022

CandidatePartyContributionsLoansExpenditures
Josh ShapiroDemocratic$20,528,554.65$0.00$7,749,175.01
Doug MastrianoRepublican$1,704,530.04$0.00$1,589,403.41
Christina OlsonGreen of Pennsylvania$0.00$0.00$0.00
Joseph SoloskiKeystone of Pennsylvania$2,652.60$6,215.26$1,832.03
Matt HackenburgLibertarian$191.40$1,428.47$0.00

The remaining $33.5 million raised in the race for Pennsylvania governor went to candidates who did not advance to the general election or have withdrawn.

Total fundraising in nine gubernatorial races in the 2022 election cycle

A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election and number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here is how total fundraising by all candidates for Pennsylvania governor compares to the eight other gubernatorial races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

RankStateTotal DonationsTotal CandidatesActive CandidatesElection StageAvailable Reporting Period
1Florida$106,753,1151210Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
2Texas$72,717,055245General Election1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022
3Pennsylvania$55,727,674205General Election1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022
4Arizona$24,376,8841512Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
5Ohio$22,113,46895General Election1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022
6Michigan$20,716,429167Primary Election1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022
7California$13,997,678322General Election1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022
8Wisconsin$13,933,407109Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/13/2022
9Minnesota$8,263,0721411Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/30/2022

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania candidate PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport 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.



$22.1 million raised in the race for Ohio governor

The general election for Governor of Ohio will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. In total, candidates running for Ohio governor have raised $22.1 million and spent $19.6 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Jun. 3, 2022.

Here’s the breakdown for the five candidates who are still in the running:

Active Gubernatorial Candidates’ Campaign Finance, 1/1/2021- 6/3/2022

CandidatePartyContributionsExpenditures
Richard Michael DeWine (Incumbent)Republican$12,309,442.69$6,800,936.06
Nan WhaleyDemocratic$4,545,363.45$4,035,743.54
F. Patrick CunnaneIndependent$0.00$0.00
Niel PetersenIndependent$24,812.75$23,965.23
Tim Grady (Write-In)Independent$0.00$0.00

The remaining $5.2 million raised in the race for Ohio governor went to candidates who did not advance to the general election or have withdrawn.

Total fundraising in nine gubernatorial races in the 2022 election cycle

A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election and number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here is how total fundraising by all candidates for Ohio governor compares to the eight other gubernatorial races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

RankStateTotal DonationsTotal CandidatesActive CandidatesElection StageAvailable Reporting Period
1Florida$106,753,1151210Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
2Texas$72,717,055245General Election1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022
3Pennsylvania$55,727,674205General Election1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022
4Arizona$24,376,8841512Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
5Ohio$22,113,46895General Election1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022
6Michigan$20,716,429167Primary Election1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022
7California$13,997,678322General Election1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022
8Wisconsin$13,933,407109Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/13/2022
9Minnesota$8,263,0721411Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/30/2022

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Ohio candidate PACs submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date*
2021 Annual1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary4/21/2022
2022 Post-Primary6/10/2022
2022 Semiannual7/29/2022
2022 Pre-General10/27/2022
2022 Post-General12/16/2022
*Some Ohio report dates are subject to change due to rescheduled elections

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.



$8.3 million raised in the race for Minnesota governor

The general election for Governor of Minnesota will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. In total, candidates running for Minnesota governor have raised $8.3 million, received $27,100 in loans, and spent $4.1 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. The Democratic and Republican primaries are on Aug. 8, 2022.

Here’s the breakdown for the 11 candidates who are still in the running:

Active Gubernatorial Candidates’ Campaign Finance, 1/1/2021- 3/31/2022

CandidatePartyContributionsLoansExpendituresElection Stage
Tim Walz (Incumbent)Democratic$4,650,631.16$0.00$1,838,105.67Primary
Paul GazelkaRepublican$693,380.50$0.00$384,929.20Primary
Scott JensenRepublican$1,490,673.73$0.00$747,543.54Primary
Joyce LaceyRepublican$0.00$0.00$0.00Primary
Scott MagieRepublican$285.89$0.00$284.89Primary
Michael MurphyRepublican$72,365.09$0.00$70,238.59Primary
Kendall QuallsRepublican$545,395.75$0.00$368,195.50Primary
Dr Shah NeilRepublican$303,398.22$0.00$280,987.27Primary
Richard StanekRepublican$149,052.67$0.00$108,850.80Primary
Hugh McTavishIndependence of Minnesota$0.00$0.00$0.00General
Cory HepolaIndependent$31,294.93$0.00$6,200.92General

The remaining $326,594 raised in the race for Minnesota governor went to candidates who have withdrawn.

Total fundraising in nine gubernatorial races in the 2022 election cycle

A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election and number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here is how total fundraising by all candidates for Minnesota governor compares to the eight other gubernatorial races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

RankStateTotal DonationsTotal CandidatesActive CandidatesElection StageAvailable Reporting Period
1Florida$106,753,1151210Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
2Texas$72,717,055245General Election1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022
3Pennsylvania$55,727,674205General Election1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022
4Arizona$24,376,8841512Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
5Ohio$22,113,46895General Election1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022
6Michigan$20,716,429167Primary Election1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022
7California$13,997,678322General Election1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022
8Wisconsin$13,933,407109Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/13/2022
9Minnesota$8,263,0721411Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/30/2022

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Minnesota candidate PACs submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Jan Annual1/31/2022
2022 Q14/14/2022
2022 Q26/14/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual7/25/2022
2022 Q39/27/2022
2022 Q410/31/2022
2022 Jan Annual1/31/2023

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.



$20.7 million raised in the race for Michigan governor

The general election for Governor of Michigan will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. In total, candidates running for Michigan governor have raised $20.7 million, and spent $12.4 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 20, 2022. The Democratic and Republican primaries are on Aug. 1, 2022.

Here’s the breakdown for the seven candidates who are in the running:

Active Gubernatorial Candidates’ Campaign Finance, 1/1/2021- 4/20/2022

CandidatePartyContributionsExpendituresElection Stage
Gretchen Whitmer (Incumbent)Democratic$14,281,060.98$8,625,119.83Primary
Tudor DixonRepublican$505,766.32$408,932.00Primary
Ryan KelleyRepublican$98,257.31$67,179.55Primary
Ralph RebandtRepublican$234,056.00$235,640.93Primary
Kevin RinkeRepublican$2,004,938.02$537,177.93Primary
Garrett SoldanoRepublican$1,370,097.82$1,139,452.04Primary
Kevin HoganGreen$0.00$0.00General

The remaining $2.2 million raised in the race for Michigan governor went to candidates who have withdrawn or have been disqualified.

Total fundraising in nine gubernatorial races in the 2022 election cycle

A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election and number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here is how total fundraising by all candidates for Michigan governor compares to the eight other gubernatorial races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

RankStateTotal DonationsTotal CandidatesActive CandidatesElection StageAvailable Reporting Period
1Florida$106,753,1151210Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
2Texas$72,717,055245General Election1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022
3Pennsylvania$55,727,674205General Election1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022
4Arizona$24,376,8841512Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
5Ohio$22,113,46895General Election1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022
6Michigan$20,716,429167Primary Election1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022
7California$13,997,678322General Election1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022
8Wisconsin$13,933,407109Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/13/2022
9Minnesota$8,263,0721411Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/30/2022

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Michigan candidate PACs submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Annual/January1/31/2022
2022 April (PACs)4/25/2022
2022 July (PACs)7/25/2022
2022 Post-Primary9/1/2022
2022 Pre-General10/28/2023

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.