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Virginia attorney general raised $7.4 million in 2021 election

According to campaign finance reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares raised $7.4 million and spent $6.9 million between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 1, 2021. Miyares ranked fourth in state-level donations in the 2021 election cycle.

Miyares is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2022. In Virginia, 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. Miyares’ current term ends in 2025.

Miyares’ reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2016-2021)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Miyares

Of the $7.4 million reported in the 2021 election cycle, 58.5 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Miyares (1/1/2022 – 12/31/2021)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$2,600,000.00Republican Attorneys General Association FederalENTITY
2.$785,059.00Republican Party of Virginia IncENTITY
3.$266,000.00Dominion Energy Inc PAC – VirginiaENTITY
4.$205,000.00Haulover Creek Development Company LLCENTITY
5.$119,500.00Jason MiyaresENTITY
6.$105,000.00Richard Baxter GilliamINDIVIDUAL
7.$75,000.00Virginia Wins PAC IncENTITY
8.$50,000.00Ads IncENTITY
9.$50,000.00New Dominion PACENTITY
10.$50,000.00Tiger Lily Capital LLCENTITY

Expenditures by Miyares

Miyares reported $6.9 million in expeditures, with 88.5 percent going to the 10 payees topping this list. 

Top Expenditures by Miyares (1/1/2022 – 12/31/2021)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$4,928,773.32On Message IncENTITY
2.$305,050.00Republican Party of Virginia IncENTITY
3.$181,540.00Creative Direct LLCENTITY
4.$135,568.80The Coefficient GroupENTITY
5.$119,500.00Jason MiyaresENTITY
6.$109,190.59Bay Armoury LLCENTITY
7.$88,889.45Fp1 Strategies LLCENTITY
8.$84,655.00Christina M HeathINDIVIDUAL
9.$81,696.95Msp Design GroupENTITY
10.$78,212.46Klarke KilgoreINDIVIDUAL

Attorney general elections 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 Virginia PACs submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. 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 Semiannual1/15/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual 7/15/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual1/15/2023

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.



Texas attorney general raises $5.9 million this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has raised $5.9 million and spent $6 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 14, 2022. Paxton is currently ranked seventh in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.

Paxton is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2015. In Texas, 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. Paxton is running for re-election in 2022.

Paxton’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2015-2022)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Paxton

Of the $5.9 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 30.1 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Paxton (1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$500,000.00Republican Attorneys General AssociationENTITY
2.$250,000.00Douglas ScharbauerINDIVIDUAL
3.$200,000.00Kenny A and Lisa TrouttINDIVIDUAL
4.$150,000.00Holly FrostINDIVIDUAL
5.$125,000.00Donald WasekINDIVIDUAL
6.$125,000.00S Javaid AnwarINDIVIDUAL
7.$120,000.00Michael & Mary PorterINDIVIDUAL
8.$100,000.00Amanda SchumacherINDIVIDUAL
9.$100,000.00Dan & Staci WilksINDIVIDUAL
10.$100,000.00Darwin A DeasonINDIVIDUAL

Expenditures by Paxton

Paxton reported $6 million in expenditures, with 96.2 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 Paxton (1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$3,168,521.55Anthem Media IncENTITY
2.$1,374,415.32Grassroots for You LLCENTITY
3.$437,880.02Fundraising Solutions IncENTITY
4.$357,776.45Weisbart Springer Hayes LLPENTITY
5.$163,062.00Baselice & Associates IncENTITY
6.$119,645.53Axiom Strategies LLCENTITY
7.$65,000.00Headwaters MediaENTITY
8.$49,523.56Mar-a-Lago ClubENTITY
9.$30,000.00Raconteur Media CompanyENTITY
10.$25,000.00Independent Conservative Republicans of TexasENTITY

How donations to Paxton 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 Paxton’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 Texas 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.



Pennsylvania attorney general –and nominee for governor– raises $20.5 million this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has raised $20.5 million and spent $7.7 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 6, 2022. Shapiro, who is the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania governor, has received the most donations of any state-level candidate in the 2022 election cycle.

Shapiro is a member of the Democratic Party and assumed his current office in 2017. In Pennsylvania, 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. 

Shapiro ran unopposed in the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania governor. He will face Republican nominee Doug Mastriano in the general election on Nov. 7, 2022, to replace term-limited Gov. Tom Wolf (D).

Shapiro’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (Y1-Y2)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Shapiro

Of the $20.5 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 30.5 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Shapiro (1/1/2021 – 5/6/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$1,000,000.00Jennifer DudaINDIVIDUAL
2.$1,000,000.00Karla T JurvetsonINDIVIDUAL
3.$1,000,000.00William HarrisINDIVIDUAL
4.$750,000.00American Federation of State Council and Municipal Employees Afscme FederalENTITY
5.$500,000.00Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of CarpentersENTITY
6.$500,000.00Thomas B HagenINDIVIDUAL
7.$400,100.00Austin Davis CampaignENTITY
8.$400,000.00Local 066 PAC ClubENTITY
9.$400,000.00Psea-Pace for State ElectionsENTITY
10.$305,000.00Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 Pel PA & NjENTITY

Expenditures by Shapiro

Shapiro reported $7.7 million in expenditures, with 65.6 percent going to the 10 payees topping this list. 

Top Expenditures by Shapiro (1/1/2021 – 5/6/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$1,204,922.25Grassroots Media LLCENTITY
2.$708,142.42Ascend Digital Strategies LLCENTITY
3.$610,000.00Austin Davis CampaignENTITY
4.$566,500.00PA Democratic PartyENTITY
5.$543,297.11Payroll Data ProcessingENTITY
6.$466,164.22GPS ImpactENTITY
7.$427,777.44Rwt Production LLCENTITY
8.$212,975.00Global Strategy Group LLCENTITY
9.$178,999.31Actblue Technical ServicesENTITY
10.$165,000.00Spb Strategies LLCENTITY

How donations to Shapiro 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 Shapiro’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 Pennsylvania 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.



Ohio attorney general raises $2.03 million this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Ohio Secretary of State, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has raised $2.03 million and spent $211,002 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Jun. 3, 2022. Yost is currently ranked fifth in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.

Yost is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2019. In Ohio, 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. Yost is running for re-election in 2022.

Yost’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2022)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Yost

Of the $1.03 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 50.66 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Yost (1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$717,863.84Ohio Republican State Central & Executive Committee State Candidate FundENTITY
2.$198,051.05Ohio Republican PACENTITY
3.$18,700.00Keating Muething & Klekamp PACENTITY
4.$13,980.31Mary FergusonINDIVIDUAL
5.$13,750.00Summit County Republican Central Committee State Candidate FundENTITY
6.$13,704.41Lee SchearINDIVIDUAL
7.$13,700.00Audrey RatnerINDIVIDUAL
8.$13,700.00Drew DimaccioINDIVIDUAL
9.$13,700.00Jason S LucarelliINDIVIDUAL
10.$13,000.00Gary W JamesINDIVIDUAL

Expenditures by Yost

Yost reported $170,948 in expenditures, with 81.02 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 Yost (1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$92,278.13Targeted VictoryENTITY
2.$27,000.00Campaign Mail & DataENTITY
3.$17,888.75Winterset CPA Group IncENTITY
4.$7,361.38Printpro & SignsENTITY
5.$7,093.07Athletic Club of ColumbusENTITY
6.$4,512.85Apple.comENTITY
7.$4,358.12Winred Technical Services LLCENTITY
8.$3,989.37AnedotENTITY
9.$3,412.50Right Digital LLCENTITY
10.$3,054.11Verizon WirelessENTITY

How donations to Yost 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 Yost’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 Ohio 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-Primary*6/10/2022
2022 Semiannual7/29/2022
2022 Pre-General10/27/2022
2022 Post-General12/16/2022

*Some 2022 Ohio report dates may be 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.



North Carolina attorney general raises $2.3 million this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has raised $2.3 million and spent $546,806 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 30, 2022. Stein has raised more money than any other state-level candidate in the 2022 election cycle.

Stein is a member of the DemocraticParty and assumed office in 2017. In North Carolina, 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. Stein’s current term ends in 2025.

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

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Stein

Of the $2.3 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 6.6 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Stein (1/1/2021 – 4/30/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$55,915.95GMMB IncENTITY
2.$11,600.00Lonna and Richard HarkraderINDIVIDUAL
3.$11,200.00Anne PizerINDIVIDUAL
4.$11,200.00Edward S Holmes JrINDIVIDUAL
5.$11,200.00George B AutryINDIVIDUAL
6.$11,200.00Louise M and Derek WinstanlyINDIVIDUAL
7.$11,200.00Shauna and Sam L SearcyINDIVIDUAL
8.$11,200.00Sonya and Robert R StevanovskiINDIVIDUAL
9.$11,200.00William PizerINDIVIDUAL
10.$8,100.00Andrea J HaganINDIVIDUAL

Expenditures by Stein

Stein reported $546,806 in expenditures, with 82 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 Stein (1/1/2021 – 4/30/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$108,830.00Authentic Campaigns IncENTITY
2.$89,155.15Nexus Strategies IncENTITY
3.$48,650.11Anna HuckINDIVIDUAL
4.$45,500.00Next Fund Consulting LLCENTITY
5.$34,301.98ADP as Depository for Payroll TaxesENTITY
6.$28,737.37RWT Production LLCENTITY
7.$28,737.06Paya Payment SolutionsENTITY
8.$24,800.60Windward Strategies IncENTITY
9.$21,884.53Vantiv LLCENTITY
10.$17,691.63Hannah SnowINDIVIDUAL

How donations to Stein 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 Stein’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 North Carolina PACs submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections. 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 Semiannual1/28/2022
2022 Q1 Plus5/10/2022
2022 Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot)7/29/2022
2022 Q3 Plus10/31/2022
2022 Q41/11/2023

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.



Minnesota attorney general raises $540,932 this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has raised $540,932 and spent $272,300 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. Ellison is currently ranked sixth in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.

Ellison is a member of the Democratic Party and assumed office in 2019. In Minnesota, 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. Ellison is running for re-election in 2022.

Ellison’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2018-2022)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Ellison

Of the $540,932 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 4.7 percent came from the top 10 donors.* 

Top Donors to Ellison (1/1/2021 – 3/31/3022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$3,000.00M Nazie EftekhariINDIVIDUAL
2.$2,500.00Al KamenINDIVIDUAL
3.$2,500.00Albert MillerINDIVIDUAL
4.$2,500.00Aleta MD A BorrudINDIVIDUAL
5.$2,500.00Alexander SorosINDIVIDUAL
6.$2,500.00Alida R MessingerINDIVIDUAL
7.$2,500.00Charles N NauenINDIVIDUAL
8.$2,500.00Chris CauseyINDIVIDUAL
9.$2,500.00David SchimpfINDIVIDUAL
10.$2,500.00Dilnaz WaraichINDIVIDUAL
*Donors who gave the same amount are listed in alphabetical order. An additional 61 donors contributed $2,500 to Ellison’s campaign.

Expenditures by Ellison

Ellison reported $272,300 in expenditures, with 88.3 percent going to the 10 payees topping this list. 

Top Expenditures by Ellison (1/1/2021 – 3/31/3022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$78,967.87Invictus Strategy GroupENTITY
2.$27,000.00Grant Street ConsultingENTITY
3.$25,052.34McCool Digital LLCENTITY
4.$23,250.00Ngp Van IncENTITY
5.$20,600.00Compliance Resource IncENTITY
6.$18,333.55Aggregated Unitemized ExpendituresINDIVIDUAL
7.$16,666.00MN DFL State Central CommitteeENTITY
8.$11,986.92Jeanne Kjellberg StuartINDIVIDUAL
9.$10,696.29Vantiv LLCENTITY
10.$7,835.06Minuteman PressENTITY

How donations to Ellison 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 Ellison’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 Minnesota 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

At the time of publication, the 2022 Q2 report data was not yet available from the reporting agency.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.



Michigan attorney general raises $1.8 million this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Michigan Secretary of State, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has raised $1.8 million and spent $389,382 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 20, 2022. Nessel is currently ranked fourth in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.

Nessel is a member of the Democratic Party and assumed office in 2019. In Michigan, 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. Nessel is running for re-election in 2022.

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

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Nessel

Of the $1.89 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 13.7 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Nessel (1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$71,500.00Daga PAC FederalENTITY
2.$35,000.00Michigan Education Association PACENTITY
3.$29,000.00Inspire MichiganENTITY
4.$20,000.00American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees PEOPLEENTITY
5.$20,000.00Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PACENTITY
6.$20,000.00Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PACENTITY
7.$15,000.00Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers State PACENTITY
8.$15,000.00Michigan Democratic Jewish CaucusENTITY
9.$14,300.00Wendy and Paul GreeneyINDIVIDUAL
10.$12,500.00Miller Canfield PACENTITY

Expenditures by Nessel

Nessel reported $389,382 in expenditures, with 90.3 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 Nessel (1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$70,500.00A2 Political ConsultingENTITY
2.$60,000.00Skdknickerbocker LLCENTITY
3.$51,426.15Dykema Gossett PLLCENTITY
4.$49,747.96Kimberly Bush KoleszarINDIVIDUAL
5.$30,000.00Left Rising LLCENTITY
6.$30,000.00Two Rivers Public AffairsENTITY
7.$23,867.53Vantiv LLCENTITY
8.$22,715.76Act BlueENTITY
9.$7,500.00Strother Nuckels StrategiesENTITY
10.$6,000.00Democratic State Central CommitteeENTITY

How donations to Nessel 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 Nessel’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 Michigan 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.



Indiana attorney general raises $492,787 this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Indiana Secretary of State, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has raised $492,787 and spent $195,690 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 8, 2022. Rokita is currently ranked seventh in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.

Rokita is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2021. In Indiana, 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. Rokita’s current term ends in 2025.

Rokita’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2022)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Rokita

Of the $492,787 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 17.4 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Rokita (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$14,089.58Paul O MullinINDIVIDUAL
2.$10,000.00Brian M BauerINDIVIDUAL
3.$10,000.00Christopher BartolomucciINDIVIDUAL
4.$10,000.00Gene SchaerrINDIVIDUAL
5.$10,000.00Michael L ParinINDIVIDUAL
6.$10,000.00Richard RunestadINDIVIDUAL
7.$6,000.00Kurt LuidhardtINDIVIDUAL
8.$5,500.00Mark HarrisonINDIVIDUAL
9.$5,000.00Alex ChoiINDIVIDUAL
10.$5,000.00Anthony D AldersonINDIVIDUAL

Expenditures by Rokita

Rokita reported $195,690 in expenditures, with 79 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 Rokita (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$36,416.40Targeted Victory LLCENTITY
2.$30,226.33Patterson ConsultingENTITY
3.$27,188.92Regan BondermanINDIVIDUAL
4.$16,000.00Contend CommunicationsENTITY
5.$14,140.00Hoosier Seneca LLCENTITY
6.$10,331.29Littlefield Consulting ServicesENTITY
7.$8,607.31Mdi Imaging & MailENTITY
8.$4,425.811 West Dupont Circle Wine and LiquorsENTITY
9.$4,398.90Kessler Creative LLCENTITY
10.$2,931.74Direct Mail Processors IncENTITY

How donations to Rokita 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 Rokita’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 Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana 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 Jan Semiannual1/19/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report1/18/2023

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Florida attorney general raises $1.2 million this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Florida Department of State, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has raised $1.2 million and spent $416,969 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. Moody is currently ranked fourth in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.

Moody is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2019. In Florida, 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. Moody is running for re-election in 2022.

Moody’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2022)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Moody

Of the $1.2 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 24.9 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Moody (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$619,368.55Republican Party of FloridaENTITY
2.$100,000.00Republican Attorneys General AssociationENTITY
3.$100,000.00Schumacher Automotive IncENTITY
4.$75,000.00Duke EnergyENTITY
5.$75,000.00Florida Jobs PACENTITY
6.$60,000.00Rai Services CompanyENTITY
7.$50,000.00Amanda E SchumacherINDIVIDUAL
8.$50,000.00Daniel LoebINDIVIDUAL
9.$50,000.00Edward J Debartolo JrINDIVIDUAL
10.$50,000.00Joseph C WhiteINDIVIDUAL

Expenditures by Moody

Moody reported $416,969 in expenditures, with 90.2 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 Moody (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$200,000.00Republican Party of FloridaENTITY
2.$55,000.00Issue Management LLCENTITY
3.$22,293.23Carroll and Company CPA’sENTITY
4.$21,279.98Anedot IncENTITY
5.$21,075.63Consensus Media LLCENTITY
6.$18,920.00Simwins LLCENTITY
7.$10,344.95Deborah Aleksander LLCENTITY
8.$9,365.00Coates Law Firm PlENTITY
9.$9,010.17Erica M UlmerINDIVIDUAL
10.$9,000.00Convert Digital LLCENTITY

How donations to Moody 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 Moody’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 Florida 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.



California attorney general raises $8.7 million this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the California Secretary of State, California Attorney General Rob Bonta has raised $8.7 million and spent $8.6 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 21, 2022. Bonta is currently ranked fourth in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.

Bonta is a member of the Democratic Party and assumed office in 2021. In California, 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. Bonta is running for re-election in 2022.

Bonta’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2022)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Bonta

Of the $8.7 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 17.1 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Bonta (1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$508,100.00California Correctional Peace Officers Association PACENTITY
2.$458,100.00Smart Justice California Action FundENTITY
3.$167,042.01Californians Supporting Rob Bonta for Attorney General 2022 Sponsored by Labor OrganizationsENTITY
4.$100,000.00Mary Quinn DelaneyINDIVIDUAL
5.$66,705.93Rob BontaENTITY
6.$50,000.00Mary Quinn DelaneyINDIVIDUAL
7.$34,900.00Raise the Wage California Sponsored by the California State Council of Service Employees and Its AffiliatesENTITY
8.$32,400.00California Conference Board Amalgamated Transit Union PACENTITY
9.$32,400.00California State Association of Electrical WorkersENTITY
10.$32,400.00California State Pipe Trades Council PACENTITY

Expenditures by Bonta

Bonta reported $8.6 million in expenditures, with 69.5 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 Bonta (1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$2,339,560.24Rob BontaENTITY
2.$2,125,500.00Sadler Strategic Media IncENTITY
3.$252,152.50KABC – TVENTITY
4.$250,000.00Yosemite Consulting LLCENTITY
5.$207,378.75KGO – TVENTITY
6.$195,236.50KNBC – TVENTITY
7.$175,000.00Grace Public Affairs LLCENTITY
8.$158,049.94Bearstar Strategies IncENTITY
9.$135,638.75KCBS – TVENTITY
10.$134,016.31Bertolina & Barnato ConsultingENTITY

How donations to Bonta 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 Bonta’s donations compares 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 California 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.