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Lydia York defeats Delaware Auditor Kathy McGuiness in Democratic primary

Lydia York defeated incumbent Kathy McGuiness in the Democratic primary for state auditor on September 13, 2022. McGuiness was elected to the office in 2018.

McGuiness was convicted on three misdemeanor charges in July 2022: conflict of interest, structuring, and official misconduct. The charges stemmed from McGuiness hiring her daughter to work in the auditor’s office as other employees’ hours were cut during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the conviction, leaders in both chambers of the state legislature called on McGuiness to resign. This was the first instance of a sitting statewide elected official in Delaware being convicted of a crime. McGuiness faces maximum sentences of up to one year in prison for each misdemeanor count.

McGuiness said that the charges against her were politically motivated and that it was not illegal to hire a family member. Her attorney said they would appeal the case to the Delaware Supreme Court. “I have a great team so I look forward to working again with them to rectify the situation,” McGuiness said.

The Democratic Party of Delaware endorsed York in July. Chairwoman Betsy Maron said, “We saw Ms.York’s candidacy as an opportunity to restore the Auditor’s office to its intended function and do away with the political theater that has kept the incumbent at center stage for all the wrong reasons. Her legal, business, and finance backgrounds make Lydia York an immensely qualified Auditor who we are confident will do right by all Delawareans.”

York’s professional experience includes working as an accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (then Coopers & Lybrand) and as a tax attorney. York said she filed to run because of the charges against McGuiness. “[R]egardless of your views on the trial and the outcome and all of that all a lot of witnesses testified to a work environment that was described across the board as toxic and it would be one of my primary missions frankly is to make that stop so people can do their work,” she said.



4.5% of state legislative incumbents who filed for re-election have lost in primaries

With the conclusion of this year’s primary election cycle, 216 state legislative incumbents—63 Democrats and 153 Republicans—lost to primary challengers, representing 4.5% of incumbents running for re-election.

These totals include data from the final three state legislative primaries held on Sept. 13 in Delaware, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island:

  • Delaware: one Republican incumbent lost;
  • New Hampshire: seven incumbents lost: two Democrats and five Republicans; and,
  • Rhode Island: two Democratic incumbents lost.

These numbers will likely change. There are 12 Democratic and 24 Republican primaries featuring incumbents across these three states that remain uncalled in addition to three uncalled Democratic primaries featuring incumbents in states that held elections earlier this year.

This year, Republican incumbents lost at a higher rate than Democrats. Of the 2,568 Republican incumbents who filed for re-election, 153 (6.0%) lost to primary challengers. For Democrats, 63 of the 2,273 who filed for re-election (2.8%) lost.

Forty-seven of these 216 incumbent defeats (22%) were guaranteed due to redistricting. When states redraw legislative lines, incumbents can oftentimes end up in a new district with other incumbents leading to incumbent v. incumbent primaries or general elections. Since, in these races, there are more incumbents running than nominations or seats available, at least one incumbent must lose.

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Reginald Bolding spent more than any other Democratic House candidate or officeholder in Arizona

Arizona Democratic House candidates and officeholders have spent $2.6 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Reginald Bolding has spent more than any other Democrat.

Bolding is the representative for Arizona House District 27 and ran for Arizona Secretary of State in 2022. Bolding raised $518,016 and spent $415,772 between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Arizona Secretary of State reports, Bolding spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Reginald Bolding’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $415,772 in reported expenditures, $352,190 went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$72,826 Al Media LLC ENTITY
$63,231 New Blue Interactive LLC ENTITY
$55,848 Gusto ENTITY
$41,300 The Money Wheel LLC ENTITY
$35,374 Fieldworks LLC ENTITY
$23,000 Spiros Consulting LLC ENTITY
$20,120 Kenneth Gonzales INDIVIDUAL
$15,787 Numero Inc ENTITY
$13,998 Vasthy Lamadrid INDIVIDUAL
$10,706 Strategies 360 Inc ENTITY

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Arizona PACs submitted to the Arizona 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. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Reginald Bolding’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

Report Name Report Due Date
2021 1/15/2022
2022 Q1 4/15/2022
2022 Q2 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Primary 7/23/2022
2022 Post-Primary and Q3 10/15/2022
2022 Pre-General 10/29/2022
2022 Post-General and Q4 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.



Robin Vos spent more than any other Republican Assembly candidate or officeholder in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Republican Assembly candidates and officeholders have spent $2.1 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Robin Vos has spent more than any other Republican.

Vos is the representative for Wisconsin Assembly District 63 and is running for re-election in 2022. Vos raised $254,447 and spent $131,191 between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 25, 2022. According to Wisconsin Ethics Commission reports, Vos spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Robin Vos’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 7/25/2022)

Of the $131,191 in reported expenditures, $115,917 went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$59,667 Republican Party of Wisconsin ENTITY
$20,000 Victory Enterprises Inc ENTITY
$6,960 Stoneridge Group ENTITY
$6,591 Premier Solutions Group ENTITY
$6,516 Heinzen Printing & Promotional ENTITY
$3,741 Robin Voss Campaign ENTITY
$3,586 Republican Assembly Campaign Committee ENTITY
$3,016 Capital One ENTITY
$3,000 Bruesewitz Dale ENTITY
$2,840 Rude Abbey ENTITY

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. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Robin Vos’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

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.



Steve Doyle spent more than any other Democratic Assembly candidate or officeholder in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Democratic Assembly candidates and officeholders have spent $1.4 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Steve Doyle has spent more than any other Democrat.

Doyle is the representative for Wisconsin Assembly District 94 and is running for re-election in 2022. Doyle raised $662,798 and spent $130,155 between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 25, 2022. According to Wisconsin Ethics Commission reports, Doyle spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Steve Doyle’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 7/25/2022)

Of the $130,155 in reported expenditures, $112,300 went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$46,476 Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee ENTITY
$13,321 Midwest Family Radio Inc ENTITY
$8,000 Hyant Consulting LLC ENTITY
$8,000 Macken James ENTITY
$7,966 Wizm ENTITY
$6,661 Facebook Inc / Meta ENTITY
$6,646 Winning Connections Inc ENTITY
$6,016 Cbs Graphics ENTITY
$5,413 United States Postal Service ENTITY
$3,801 De Lage Landen ENTITY

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. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Steve Doyle’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

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.



Mark Finchem spent more than any other Republican House candidate or officeholder in Arizona

Arizona Republican House candidates and officeholders have spent $4.5 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Mark Finchem has spent more than any other Republican.

Finchem is the representative for Arizona House District 11 and is running for Arizona Secretary of State in 2022. Finchem raised $1.2 million and spent $1.1 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Arizona Secretary of State reports, Finchem spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Mark Finchem’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $1.1 million in reported expenditures, $1.0 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$752,299 Go Right Strategies Inc ENTITY
$53,485 Mar-a-Lago Club ENTITY
$48,136 D-Ploy Dploy It LLC ENTITY
$44,464 Anedot Inc ENTITY
$38,749 Red Fox Strategies LLC ENTITY
$19,346 Rightside Lists LLC ENTITY
$17,408 Mark Finchem Campaign INDIVIDUAL
$14,900 PAC Management Services LLC ENTITY
$14,380 Liz Curtis & Associates ENTITY
$12,787 Good Guys Signs ENTITY

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Arizona PACs submitted to the Arizona 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. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Mark Finchem’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

Report Name Report Due Date
2021 1/15/2022
2022 Q1 4/15/2022
2022 Q2 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Primary 7/23/2022
2022 Post-Primary and Q3 10/15/2022
2022 Pre-General 10/29/2022
2022 Post-General and Q4 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.



Richard Raymond spent more than any other Democratic House candidate or officeholder in Texas

Texas Democratic House candidates and officeholders have spent $15.4 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Richard Raymond has spent more than any other Democrat.

Raymond is the representative for Texas House District 42 and is running for re-election in 2022. Raymond raised $546,160 and spent $806,348 between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Texas Ethics Commission reports, Raymond spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Richard Raymond’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $806,348 in reported expenditures, $419,204 went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$180,736 Citibank ENTITY
$80,408 The Davis Group ENTITY
$38,475 Domain Property Management ENTITY
$29,600 Holmes Family Children’s Trust ENTITY
$27,860 C & E Communications ENTITY
$14,815 Charles Maund Volkswagen ENTITY
$14,789 Alamo Mailing Company ENTITY
$11,300 Juan Rodriguez INDIVIDUAL
$11,000 Texas Democratic Party ENTITY
$10,220 Family Chevrolet ENTITY

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. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Richard Raymond’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

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.



Carrie DelRosso spent more than any other Republican House candidate or officeholder in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Republican House candidates and officeholders have spent $10.8 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Carrie DelRosso has spent more than any other Republican.

DelRosso is the representative for Pennsylvania House District 33 and is running for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania in 2022. DelRosso raised $2.1 million and spent $1.8 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 6, 2022. According to Pennsylvania Department of State reports, DelRosso spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Carrie DelRosso’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/6/2022)

Of the $1.8 million in reported expenditures, $1.8 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$1,500,000 Atlas & Might LLC ENTITY
$187,287 Cold Spark Media ENTITY
$80,000 Carrie Lewis Delrosso Campaign ENTITY
$6,000 Allegheny County Republican Committee ENTITY
$5,750 Dtr Consulting ENTITY
$3,800 House Republican Campaign Committee ENTITY
$2,088 Saggese Strategies LLC ENTITY
$1,982 MJM Strategies LLC ENTITY
$1,711 Vickie Violi ENTITY
$1,577 Pineapple Partners ENTITY

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. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Carrie DelRosso’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

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.



Austin Davis spent more than any other Democratic House candidate or officeholder in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Democratic House candidates and officeholders have spent $12.3 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Austin Davis has spent more than any other Democrat.

Davis is the representative for Pennsylvania House District 35 and is running for re-election in 2022. Davis raised $2.7 million and spent $2.1 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 6, 2022. According to Pennsylvania Department of State reports, Davis spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Austin Davis’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/6/2022)

Of the $2.1 million in reported expenditures, $2.0 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$768,850 Josh Shapiro Campaign ENTITY
$561,160 GPS Impact ENTITY
$415,411 Grassroots Media LLC ENTITY
$112,000 Siegel Strategies ENTITY
$40,000 Maurice Floyd ENTITY
$25,399 Winning Connections Inc ENTITY
$15,409 Deliver Strategies LLC ENTITY
$13,500 Julie L Hallinan ENTITY
$9,324 Pyramid Club ENTITY
$9,000 Bcom Solutions ENTITY

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. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Austin Davis’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

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.



Dade Phelan spent more than any other Republican House candidate or officeholder in Texas

Texas Republican House candidates and officeholders have spent $57.6 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Dade Phelan has spent more than any other Republican.

Phelan is the representative for Texas House District 21 and is running for re-election in 2022. Phelan raised $6.5 million and spent $6.2 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Texas Ethics Commission reports, Phelan spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Dade Phelan’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $6.2 million in reported expenditures, $3.8 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$1,066,100 Ragnar Research Partners LLC ENTITY
$938,065 Murphy Nasica & Associates ENTITY
$321,829 KC Strategies LLC ENTITY
$319,552 Anthem Media Inc ENTITY
$275,502 Department of US Treasury IRS ENTITY
$250,000 Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund ENTITY
$187,140 Evan Autry INDIVIDUAL
$162,500 Grant Public Strategies ENTITY
$116,750 Kelly Mitchell INDIVIDUAL
$113,505 Maricruz M Bergman INDIVIDUAL

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. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Dade Phelan’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

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.