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The remaining $66,289 raised in the race for Wisconsin governor went to a candidate who has withdrawn.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



$14 million raised in the race for California governor

The general election for Governor of California will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. In total, candidates running for California governor have raised $14.0 million, received no loans, and spent $15.4 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 21, 2022.

While certified results from the open primary are still pending, here’s the breakdown for the two candidates who are projected to advance to the general election:

Active Gubernatorial Candidates’ Campaign Finance, 1/1/2021- 5/21/2022

CandidatePartyContributionsLoansExpenditures
Gavin Newsom (Incumbent)Democratic$9,378,324.45$0.00$9,971,540.51
Brian DahleRepublican$1,493,967.90$0.00$1,632,054.35

The remaining $3.1 million raised in the race for California governor went to candidates who are not projected to advance to the general election or have withdrawn. There were 26 active candidates in the open primary for California governor.

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 California 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 California candidate PACs submitted to the California 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 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.



$106.8 million raised in the race for Florida governor

The general election for Governor of Florida will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. In total, candidates running for Florida governor have raised $106.8 million, received no loans, and spent $9.2 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. The Democratic and Republican primaries are on Aug. 22, 2022.

Here’s the breakdown for the 10 candidates who are in the running:

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

CandidatePartyContributionsLoansExpendituresElection Stage
Charlie CristDemocratic$8,254,576.68$0.00$2,891,565.46Primary
Nicole Nikki FriedDemocratic$1,909,840.25$0.00$667,355.00Primary
Amaro LionheartDemocratic$0.00$0.00$0.00Primary
Alex “Lundy” LundmarkDemocratic$3,206.80$0.00$3,165.29Primary
David Nelson FreemanDemocratic$20.00$0.00$0.00Primary
Annette TaddeoDemocratic$358,149.81$0.00$113,191.52Primary
Ron DeSantis (Incumbent)Republican$96,223,650.28$0.00$5,476,608.95Primary
John Joseph MercadanteRepublican$415.83$0.00$970.00Primary
Kyle “KC” GibsonNo Affiliation$1,472.52$0.00$52.50General
Frank Hughes JrIndependent$1,782.89$0.00$1,043.24General

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 Florida 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 Florida candidate PACs submitted to the Florida 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
2022 Q4 Data (2021 M12)1/10/2022
2022 M34/11/2022
2022 Primary 27/8/2022
2022 Primary 58/5/2022
2022 General 19/2/2022
2022 General 39/30/2022

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.



$24.4 million raised in the race for Arizona governor

The general election for Governor of Arizona will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. In total, candidates running for Arizona governor have raised $24.4 million and spent $14.3 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. The Democratic and Republican primaries are on Aug. 1, 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

CandidatePartyContributionsExpendituresElection Stage
Katie HobbsDemocratic$3,694,059.07$2,192,497.66Primary
Aaron LiebermanDemocratic$1,481,970.11$675,241.30Primary
Marco LopezDemocratic$1,546,767.19$1,097,213.50Primary
Kari LakeRepublican$2,432,479.81$1,723,172.60Primary
Scott David NeelyRepublican$80,222.54$78,053.31Primary
Matt SalmonRepublican$1,700,481.88$989,764.95Primary
Karrin Taylor RobsonRepublican$6,504,312.54$6,144,176.38Primary
Paola Tulliani ZenRepublican$1,182,945.00$78,264.00Primary
William PoundsIndependent-Green$4,973.48$7,859.89General
Barry HessLibertarian$0.00$100.00General
Steven Robert RemusLibertarian$3,009.02$3,009.02General

The remaining $7.2 million raised in the race for Arizona governor went to candidates who have withdrawn from the race.

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 Arizona 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 Arizona candidate PACs submitted to the Arizona 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
20211/15/2022
2022 Q14/15/2022
2022 Q27/15/2022
2022 Pre-Primary7/23/2022
2022 Post-Primary and Q310/15/2022
2022 Pre-General10/29/2022
2022 Post-General and Q41/17/2023

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.



Wisconsin attorney general raises $1.1 million this election cycle

According to campaign finance reports filed with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul has raised $1.1 million and spent $257,084 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 21, 2022. Kaul is currently ranked fifth in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.

Kaul is a member of the Democratic Party and assumed office in 2019. In Wisconsin, the attorney general is an elected position. The primary job of a state attorney general is to serve as chief legal adviser to the agencies and legislative organs that make up his or her state’s government, in addition to the citizens residing within the state. Kaul is running for re-election in 2022.

Kaul’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2021)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Kaul

Of the $1.1 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 26.1 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Kaul (1/1/2021 – 3/21/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$44,000.00Democrat Republican Independent Voter Education DRIVE FederalENTITY
2.$44,000.00Operating Engineers 139 PACENTITY
3.$44,000.00Wisconsin Education Association CouncilENTITY
4.$33,000.00WI Laborers District CouncilENTITY
5.$23,500.00IBEW Local 494 PACENTITY
6.$22,000.00WI Pipe Trades Assn PACENTITY
7.$20,000.00Elise LawsonINDIVIDUAL
8.$20,000.00John C MillerINDIVIDUAL
9.$20,000.00Ronald AbramsonINDIVIDUAL
10.$15,000.00Plumbers Local 75 PACENTITY

Expenditures by Kaul

Kaul reported $257,084 in expenditures, with 90.1 percent going to the 10 payees topping this list. “Payees” are entities or individuals listed as the recipients of campaign expenditures, and may include vendors, campaign accounts, and transfers.

Top Expenditures by Kaul (1/1/2021 – 3/21/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$88,000.00Sondra MilkieINDIVIDUAL
2.$28,036.64Deepak JonnalageddaINDIVIDUAL
3.$23,636.37Ruth PosekanyINDIVIDUAL
4.$19,197.53Wells Print and Digital ServicesENTITY
5.$17,000.00Rising Tide Interactive LLCENTITY
6.$15,600.00Ngp Van IncENTITY
7.$13,413.60Actblue WisconsinENTITY
8.$10,964.69US TreasuryENTITY
9.$8,841.74Paragon Payment SolutionsENTITY
10.$6,900.70United States Postal ServiceENTITY

How donations to Kaul compare to the same office in other states

Contributions vary widely among officeholders in the same role. A number of factors, including whether the position is appointed or elected, can influence donor activity. Here is how Kaul’s donations compare to the 10 other attorney generals with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:

Across the U.S., 27 attorney generals are members of the Republican Party and 23 are members of the Democratic Party. Voters elect the attorney general in 43 states, while they are chosen by a state government organ in the other seven. In 2022, 30 states are holding elections for the position.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin 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.