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In Indiana, Republican candidates have spent $7.3 million more than Democrats

In Indiana, state-level candidates spent $11.2 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 8, 2022. Democratic candidates spent $1.56 million and Republican candidates spent $9.25 million. 

Indiana Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 128 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Indiana Secretary of State. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have spent the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Spent
1.Woodrow Myers$404,907.01
2.Todd Connor$143,914.54
3.Philip Kelly GiaQuinta$129,798.86
4.Fady Qaddoura$79,391.02
5.Eddie Melton$57,865.81
6.Kristin Jones$50,303.70
7.James David Ford$46,894.20
8.David Niezgodski$43,727.69
9.Ashley Eason$38,289.31
10.Andrea Hunley$36,749.99

Top 10 Republican candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)


During the same time period, 218 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Indiana Secretary of State. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported expenditures for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Spent
1.Eric Holcomb$1,047,815.41
2.Todd Huston$558,181.84
3.Julie McGuire$517,857.63
4.Ron Turpin$300,876.39
5.Craig Snow$295,106.98
6.Dan Leonard$247,571.21
7.Suzanne Crouch$210,993.27
8.Holli Sullivan$210,516.51
9.Rodric Bray$204,098.23
10.Todd Rokita$195,689.54

In some states, officeholders may make expenditures from their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those expenditures are included in candidate campaign finance numbers.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana candidate 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

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 are the results in the top five most expensive Indiana Republican Senate elections

Republican primary elections for 25 of 50 seats in the Indiana State Senate took place on May 3, 2022. Of the 25 seats up for election in 2022, eight had a primary election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested Republican primary elections, candidates raised $1.2 million. Incumbents raised an average of $117,243 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $45,999 per candidate.

Five primary elections with the most fundraising

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

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 14 $542,579 Dennis Kruse (R) Tyler Johnson, Ron Turpin, and Denny Worman
District 47 $307,678 Kevin Boehnlein (R) Kevin Boehnlein, Gary Byrne, and Keeley Stingel
District 25 $146,387 Mike Gaskill (R) Mike Gaskill and Evan McMullen
District 23 $142,136 Phil Boots (R) Spencer Deery, Bill Webster, Paula Copenhaver, and Christian Beaver
District 26 $35,294 Mike Gaskill (R) Scott Alexander and Katherine Kritsch

#1 District 14 – $542,579

Ron Turpin raised $477,862, Tyler Johnson raised $61,853, and Denny Worman raised $2,864.

Tyler Johnson advanced to the general election with 50 percent of the vote, Ron Turpin received 40 percent of the vote, and Denny Worman received 10 percent of the vote.

#2 District 47 – $307,678

Incumbent Gary Byrne raised $28,331, Incumbent Kevin Boehnlein raised $279,347, and Keeley Stingel raised $0.

Kevin Boehnlein advanced to the general election with 52 percent of the vote, Gary Byrne received 48 percent of the vote, and Keeley Stingel withdrew.

#3 District 25 – $146,387

Incumbent Mike Gaskill raised $134,258 and Evan McMullen raised $12,129.

Mike Gaskill advanced to the general election with 56 percent of the vote and Evan McMullen received 44 percent of the vote.

#4 District 23 – $142,136

Spencer Deery raised $83,384, Christian Beaver raised $47,653, Bill Webster raised $11,099, and Paula Copenhaver raised $0.

Spencer Deery advanced to the general election with 31 percent of the vote, Bill Webster received 27 percent of the vote, Paula Copenhaver received 23 percent of the vote, and Christian Beaver received 19 percent of the vote.

#5 District 26 – $35,294

Scott Alexander raised $34,605 and Katherine Kritsch raised $689.

Scott Alexander advanced to the general election with 64 percent of the vote and Katherine Kritsch received 36 percent of the vote.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana 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 Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/19/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election 10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly 11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report 1/18/2023

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 are the results in the top five most expensive Indiana Democratic Senate elections

Democratic primary elections for 13 of 50 seats in the Indiana State Senate took place on May 3, 2022. Of the 13 seats up for election in 2022, four had a primary election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested Democratic primary elections, candidates raised $494,264. Incumbents raised an average of $21,805 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $40,969 per candidate.

Four primary elections with the most fundraising

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

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 46 $260,747 Kevin Boehnlein (R) Andrea Hunley, Kristin Jones, Ashley Eason, Karla Lopez Owens, and Bob Kern
District 4 $226,635 Rodney Pol Jr. (D) Rodney Pol Jr., Todd Connor, Deb Chubb, and Ron Meer
District 1 $5,182 Michael Griffin (D) Michael Griffin and Martin Del Rio
District 25 $1,700 Mike Gaskill (R) Tamie Dixon-Tatum and Aaron Higgins

#1 District 46 – $260,747

Kristin Jones raised $117,570, Andrea Hunley raised $73,397, Ashley Eason raised $48,108, Karla Lopez Owens raised $21,647, and Bob Kern raised $25.

Andrea Hunley advanced to the general election with 44 percent of the vote, Kristin Jones received 26 percent of the vote, Ashley Eason received 16 percent of the vote, Karla Lopez Owens received 14 percent of the vote, and Bob Kern received 1 percent of the vote.

#2 District 4 – $226,635

Incumbent Rodney Pol Jr. raised $43,610, Todd Connor raised $155,026, Deb Chubb raised $17,811, and Ron Meer raised $10,188.

Rodney Pol Jr. advanced to the general election with 44 percent of the vote, Todd Connor received 27 percent of the vote, Deb Chubb received 22 percent of the vote, and Ron Meer received 8 percent of the vote.

#3 District 1 – $5,182

Incumbent Michael Griffin raised $0 and Martin Del Rio raised $5,182.

Michael Griffin advanced to the general election with 66 percent of the vote and Martin Del Rio received 34 percent of the vote.

#4 District 25 – $1,700

Aaron Higgins raised $1,700 and Tamie Dixon-Tatum raised $0.

Tamie Dixon-Tatum advanced to the general election with 62 percent of the vote and Aaron Higgins received 38 percent of the vote.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana 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 Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/19/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election 10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly 11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report 1/18/2023

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 are the results in the top five most expensive Indiana Republican House elections

Republican primary elections for 85 of 100 seats in the Indiana House of Representatives took place on May 3, 2022. Of the 85 seats up for election in 2022, 41 had a primary election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested Republican primary elections, candidates raised $4.5 million. Incumbents raised an average of $79,591 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $28,334 per candidate.

Five primary elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five Republican primary elections with the most fundraising in the House of Representatives. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 93 $604,387 John Jacob (R) Julie McGuire and John Jacob
District 22 $391,010 Craig Snow (R) Craig Snow and Curt Nisly
District 81 $283,023 Martin Carbaugh (R) Martin Carbaugh and David Mervar
District 50 $273,855 Daniel Leonard (R) Lorissa Sweet and Daniel Leonard
District 16 $222,285 Douglas Gutwein (R) Kendell Culp, Bryan Washburn, and Barbara Neihouser

#1 District 93 – $604,387

Incumbent John Jacob raised $43,939 and Julie McGuire raised $560,448.

Julie McGuire advanced to the general election with 64 percent of the vote and John Jacob received 36 percent of the vote.

#2 District 22 – $391,010

Incumbent Curt Nisly raised $58,737 and Incumbent Craig Snow raised $332,273.

Craig Snow advanced to the general election with 73 percent of the vote and Curt Nisly received 27 percent of the vote.

#3 District 81 – $283,023

Incumbent Martin Carbaugh raised $252,100 and David Mervar raised $30,923.

Martin Carbaugh advanced to the general election with 65 percent of the vote and David Mervar received 35 percent of the vote.

#4 District 50 – $273,855

Incumbent Daniel Leonard raised $246,415 and Lorissa Sweet raised $27,440.

Lorissa Sweet advanced to the general election with 57 percent of the vote and Daniel Leonard received 43 percent of the vote.

#5 District 16 – $222,285

Kendell Culp raised $142,027, Bryan Washburn raised $64,633, and Barbara Neihouser raised $15,625.

Kendell Culp advanced to the general election with 49 percent of the vote, Bryan Washburn received 33 percent of the vote, and Barbara Neihouser received 17 percent of the vote.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana 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 Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/19/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election 10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly 11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report 1/18/2023

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 are the results in the top five most expensive Indiana Democratic House elections

Democratic primary elections for 57 of 100 seats in the Indiana House of Representatives took place on May 3, 2022. Of the 57 seats up for election in 2022, five had a primary election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested Democratic primary elections, candidates raised $63,275. Incumbents raised an average of per candidate and challengers raised an average of $5,752 per candidate.

Five primary elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five Democratic primary elections with the most fundraising in the House of Representatives. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 82 $33,533 David Abbott (R) Kyle Miller, Melissa Rinehart, and Kathy Zoucha
District 62 $21,693 Jeff Ellington (R) Penny Githens and Brad Swain
District 51 $5,529 Dennis Zent (R) Michael Travis and Jestin Coler
District 28 $2,352 Jeffrey Thompson (R) Eric Shotwell and John Futrell
District 88 $168 Chris Jeter (R) Donna Griffin and Craig Hirsty

#1 District 82 – $33,533

Kyle Miller raised $19,619, Melissa Rinehart raised $12,720, and Kathy Zoucha raised $1,194.

Kyle Miller advanced to the general election with 49 percent of the vote, Melissa Rinehart received 36 percent of the vote, and Kathy Zoucha received 15 percent of the vote.

#2 District 62 – $21,693

Penny Githens raised $19,216 and Brad Swain raised $2,477.

Penny Githens advanced to the general election with 68 percent of the vote and Brad Swain received 32 percent of the vote.

#3 District 51 – $5,529

Michael Travis raised $5,199 and Jestin Coler raised $330.

Michael Travis advanced to the general election with 68 percent of the vote and Jestin Coler received 32 percent of the vote.

#4 District 28 – $2,352

Eric Shotwell raised $2,352 and John Futrell raised $0.

Eric Shotwell advanced to the general election with 61 percent of the vote and John Futrell received 39 percent of the vote.

#5 District 88 – $168

Craig Hirsty raised $168 and Donna Griffin raised $0.

Donna Griffin advanced to the general election with 89 percent of the vote and Craig Hirsty received 11 percent of the vote.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana 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 Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/19/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election 10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly 11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report 1/18/2023

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.



Facebook was paid $29,534 from Indiana campaign accounts; other states reported millions

In Indiana, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $29,534 from their campaign accounts on services from Facebook in the 2022 election cycle so far. Facebook received 0.09 percent of all reported expenditures. 

According to reports filed with the Indiana Secretary of State between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 8, 2022, here are the top candidates and PACs that have spent campaign funds with Facebook.

Top 10 Indiana campaigns spending money with Facebook

Of the $29,534 spent with Facebook, 85.55 percent came from these 10 campaign accounts.

Top Campaign Expenditures with Facebook (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)

RankTotal Paid to FacebookNameAccount Type
1.$13,015.66John JacobCandidate PAC
2.$5,081.80Ashley EasonCandidate PAC
3.$1,893.71Christian BeaverCandidate PAC
4.$1,085.73Ron MeerCandidate PAC
5.$900.00Kevin BoehnleinCandidate PAC
6.$889.27Dave HallCandidate PAC
7.$657.20Kyle WalkerCandidate PAC
8.$620.18Becky CashCandidate PAC
9.$572.18Indiana Political Action Committee for EducationNon-candidate PAC
10.$550.00Allen County Democratic PartyNon-candidate PAC

Campaign expenditures with Facebook in 12 states

Here is how spending with Facebook in Indiana compares to X other states with data available from Transparency USA for the most recent election cycle:

Comparison of total campaign finance expenditures with Facebook, by state

RankStateTotal Paid to FacebookReporting Period
1California$5,290,7451/1/2021- 4/23/2022
2Virginia$4,486,8631/1/2020-12/31/2021*
3Texas$2,675,2761/1/2021 – 5/14/2022
4Michigan$194,1801/1/2021 – 4/20/2022
5Minnesota$166,0721/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
6Arizona123,1541/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
7Pennsylvania$106,5131/1/2021 – 3/9/2022
8Wisconsin$101,9781/1/2021 – 3/21/2022
9North Carolina$78,9601/1/2021 – 4/30/2022
10Florida$38,5421/1/2021 – 3/31/202
11Indiana$29,5341/1/2021 – 4/8/2022
12Ohio$19,9241/1/2021 – 4/13/2022
*Virginia’s two-year election cycles end in an odd-numbered year. The first available reports for Virginia’s 2023 election cycle are due Jul. 17, 2022.

While spending varies widely between states, no state on Transparency USA has reported more than 1.06 percent of total campaign expenditures on services from Facebook in the most recent cycle.

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

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 Indiana Senate candidates raised the most money and lost their primary

Most money raised by a losing primary candidate

General elections for 25 of 50 seats in the Indiana State Senate will take place on November 8, 2022. State senatorial primary elections were held on May 3, 2022. Republicans hold a 39-11 majority heading into the election.

This article details the five candidates in each party who raised the most money and lost their primary election. In the 2022 election cycle, eight of 25 Republican primaries and four of 13 Democratic primaries were contested. The losing candidates are shown along with the percentage of the vote they received compared to the primary winner. In cases where the race was pushed to a runoff, vote percentages for both advancing candidates are included.

Top fundraisers with unsuccessful primary campaigns this cycle

This information comes from candidate reports to the Indiana Secretary of State covering the period of January 1, 2021, through April 8, 2022.

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

  • Todd Connor – $155,026 – District 4 (Lost primary 27% – 44%)
  • Kristin Jones – $117,570 – District 46 (Lost primary 26% – 44%)
  • Ashley Eason – $48,108 – District 46 (Lost primary 16% – 44%)
  • Karla Lopez Owens – $21,647 – District 46 (Lost primary 14% – 44%)
  • Deb Chubb – $17,811 – District 4 (Lost primary 22% – 44%)

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

  • Ron Turpin – $477,862 – District 14 (Lost primary 40% – 50%)
  • Christian Beaver – $47,653 – District 23 (Lost primary 19% – 31%)
  • Gary Byrne – $28,331 – District 47 (Lost primary 48% – 52%)
  • Evan McMullen – $12,129 – District 25 (Lost primary 44% – 56%)
  • Bill Webster – $11,099 – District 23 (Lost primary 27% – 31%)

Top fundraisers with unsuccessful primary campaigns last cycle

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

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

  • John Zody – $49,718 – District 40 (Lost primary 17% – 81%)
  • Alex Bowman – $13,607 – District 10 (Lost primary 36% – 64%)
  • Jason Fletcher – $9,446 – District 36 (Lost primary 27% – 73%)
  • Tim Barr – $0 – District 16 (Lost primary 48% – 52%)
  • Trent Feuerbach – $0 – District 40 (Lost primary 2% – 81%)

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

  • John Gaylor – $564,955 – District 20 (Lost primary 32% – 68%)
  • Jeffrey Wible – $24,735 – District 13 (Lost primary 39% – 61%)
  • Ethan Brown – $0 – District 7 (Lost primary 26% – 69%)
  • Terry Michael – $0 – District 30 (Lost primary 19% – 81%)
  • Tom Rhoades – $0 – District 16 (Lost primary 31% – 69%)

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana 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 Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/19/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election 10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly 11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report 1/18/2023

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 Indiana House candidates raised the most money and lost their primary

General elections for all 100 seats in the Indiana House of Representatives will take place on November 8, 2022. State house primary elections were held on May 3, 2022. Republicans hold a 71-29 majority heading into the election.

This article details the five candidates in each party who raised the most money and lost their primary election. In the 2022 election cycle, 41 of 85 Republican primaries and five of 57 Democratic primaries were contested. The losing candidates are shown along with the percentage of the vote they received compared to the primary winner. In cases where the race was pushed to a runoff, vote percentages for both advancing candidates are included.

Top fundraisers with unsuccessful primary campaigns this cycle

This information comes from candidate reports to the Indiana Secretary of State covering the period of January 1, 2021, through April 8, 2022.

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

  • Melissa Rinehart – $12,720 – District 82 (Lost primary 36% – 49%)
  • Brad Swain – $2,477 – District 62 (Lost primary 32% – 68%)
  • Kathy Zoucha – $1,194 – District 82 (Lost primary 15% – 49%)
  • Jestin Coler – $330 – District 51 (Lost primary 32% – 68%)
  • Craig Hirsty – $168 – District 88 (Lost primary 11% – 89%)

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

  • Daniel Leonard – $246,415 – District 50 (Lost primary 43% – 57%)
  • Matthew Whetstone – $148,551 – District 25 (Lost primary 26% – 39%)
  • Bryan Washburn – $64,633 – District 16 (Lost primary 33% – 49%)
  • Curt Nisly – $58,737 – District 22 (Lost primary 27% – 73%)
  • Bob Carmony – $50,496 – District 73 (Lost primary 33% – 57%)

Top fundraisers with unsuccessful primary campaigns last cycle

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

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

  • Garrett Blad – $61,145 – District 6 (Lost primary 40% – 45%)
  • Anthony Higgs – $22,488 – District 1 (Lost primary 27% – 73%)
  • Mark Hinton – $14,600 – District 39 (Lost primary 30% – 70%)
  • Drew Duncan – $11,263 – District 6 (Lost primary 16% – 45%)
  • Cynthia Wirth – $10,285 – District 59 (Lost primary 45% – 55%)

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

  • Leah McGrath – $153,400 – District 88 (Lost primary 43% – 57%)
  • Dollyne Sherman – $97,789 – District 93 (Lost primary 49% – 51%)
  • John Stoffel – $75,646 – District 50 (Lost primary 46% – 54%)
  • Bill Dixon – $41,300 – District 22 (Lost primary 41% – 59%)
  • J. David Hopper – $30,219 – District 58 (Lost primary 13% – 43%)

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana 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 Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/19/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election 10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly 11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report 1/18/2023

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 Secretary of State raises $497,226 this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Indiana Secretary of State’s office, Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan has raised $497,226 and spent $210,517 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Apr. 8, 2022. Sullivan is currently ranked sixth in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.

Sullivan is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2021. In Indiana, the secretary of state is an elected position, but Sullivan was appointed to the office when her predecessor left before the end of the term. Duties vary by state but are generally administrative in nature and may include recordkeeping, certification of state documents, and serving as chief election official. Sullivan is running for reelection in 2022.

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

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Sullivan

Of the $497,226 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 19.61 percent came from the top 10 donors.

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

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$10,000.00Ambassador Enterprises LLCENTITY
2.$10,000.00Amy E TownsendINDIVIDUAL
3.$10,000.00Elaine E Kops BedelINDIVIDUAL
4.$10,000.00Eric HolcombENTITY
5.$10,000.00Evansville Endoscopy Surgery Center LLCENTITY
6.$10,000.00Gary TownsendINDIVIDUAL
7.$10,000.00Keith Byers LLCENTITY
8.$10,000.00Phillip ChambersINDIVIDUAL
9.$10,000.00Richard RohrmanINDIVIDUAL
10.$7,500.00Charlotte and Forrest D LucasINDIVIDUAL

Expenditures by Sullivan

On the expenditures side, Sullivan reported $210,517, with 85.34 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping this list. 

Top Expenditures by Sullivan (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$56,397.84Daniels Spaulding Consulting LLCENTITY
2.$40,189.47Whitney PetersonENTITY
3.$38,486.22Hathaway Strategies LLCENTITY
4.$15,613.28Three Point Advisors LLCENTITY
5.$9,902.19Indiana Republican State Committee, IncENTITY
6.$4,658.38Bh Creative LLCENTITY
7.$4,612.40Anedot IncENTITY
8.$3,776.56French Lick Resort and CasinoENTITY
9.$3,500.00Jordan CaldwellENTITY
10.$2,519.32SignaramaENTITY

How donations to Sullivan 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 Sullivan compares to the 10 other state and commonwealth secretaries with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:

Across the U.S., 27 secretaries of state are members of the Republican Party and 20 are members of the Democratic Party. Voters elect the secretary of state in 35 states, while they are appointed by either the governor or state legislature in the other 12. Alaska, Hawaii, and Utah do not have secretaries of state. In 2022, 27 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

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.



Here are the top 10 places Indiana candidates and PACs are spending campaign money

In Indiana politics, state-level candidates and PACs spent $32.15 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 8, 2022. More than $4.07 million or 12.67 percent of all campaign finance expenditures went to the 10 payees at the top of the list. 

A payee is an entity or individual who has received money from a campaign account. Candidates and PACs must report campaign expenditures, including payments to vendors, donations to other campaign accounts, and bank transfers, to the Indiana Secretary of State.

Top 10 Indiana payees (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)

Here are the top 10 recipients of Indiana campaign money in the 2022 election cycle, as of the most recent reports. 

RankPayee Name Total Received
1.Maverix Media Broadcast Media$995,271.92
2.Indiana Republican Party$706,413.18
3.Midwest Communications Group LLC$533,185.95
4.Accupay$414,313.61
5.Terry McAuliffe Campaign$400,000.00
6.Indiana Democratic Party$230,104.21
7.Mark It Red LLC$225,605.20
8.The Lukens Company$200,774.78
9.Chase Card Services$192,051.58
10.IBEW PAC (Federal)$177,000.00

Total Expenditures in nine states during the 2022 election cycle

Campaign finance expenditures vary widely among state-level candidates and PACs. A number of factors, including state-specific campaign finance regulations, influence how expenditure activity varies across states. Here is how total campaign finance expenditures in Indiana compared to eight other states with data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

Comparison of total expenditures, by state

RankStateTotal ExpendituresReporting Period
1Texas$337,432,3511/1/2022 – 2/19/2022
2Pennsylvania$319,374,3891/1/2022 – 3/9/2022
3Florida$302,254,1341/1/2022 – 2/28/2022
4Michigan$71,971,7871/1/2022 – 4/20/2022
5Arizona63,716,6171/1/2022 – 3/31/2022
6Ohio$59,240,3971/1/2022 – 4/13/2022
7Wisconsin$34,706,0221/1/2022 – 3/21/2022
8Indiana$32,159,3981/1/2022 – 4/8/2022
9North Carolina$22,543,0371/1/2022 – 12/31/2021

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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