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Pennsylvania senate president raises $3,321 this election cycle

According to campaign finance reports filed with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has raised $3,321 and spent $23,059 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Jun. 16, 2022. Fetterman currently serves as the president of the state senate.

Fetterman is a member of the Democratic Party and assumed office in 2019. In Pennsylvania, the president of the senate is one of the roles of the lieutenant governor. The primary job of a state senate president is to preside over legislative sessions and ensure that members of the chamber abide by procedural rules. Fetterman’s current term ends in 2023.

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

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Fetterman

The $3,321 already reported in the 2022 election cycle went to these donors.

Top Donors to Fetterman (1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$2,123.74John FettermanENTITY
2.$397.00Aggregated Unitemized Contributions*INDIVIDUALS
3.$250.00Todd J O’MalleyENTITY
4.$250.00Zena BurnsENTITY
5.$100.00Mark MroziakENTITY
6.$100.00Seth PorterENTITY
7.$100.00Terrence HarveyENTITY
*Total of all donations below threshold requiring a detailed, itemized campaign finance report entry. 

Expenditures by Fetterman

Fetterman reported $23,059 in expenditures, with $22,758 going to the 10 payees topping this list. 

Top Expenditures by Fetterman (1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$10,000.00Rural Caucus PA DemsENTITY
2.$3,069.29Spruce Street Consulting LLCENTITY
3.$2,500.00Pennag DemsENTITY
4.$2,500.00Tyler Titus CampaignENTITY
5.$1,133.00Davis Davis & AssociatesENTITY
6.$1,058.00Action Network FederalENTITY
7.$1,000.00Susquehanna County Democratic CommitteeENTITY
8.$856.00Ngp Van IncENTITY
9.$461.50Bipartisan Voluntary Public Affairs Committee of the Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc (Pnc Pac)ENTITY
10.$179.88A2 HostingENTITY

How donations to Fetterman compare to the equivalent role in other states

A number of factors, including whether the position holder is the lieutenant governor or a state senator, can influence donor activity. Here is how Fetterman compares to the 10 other senate presidents with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:

Across the U.S., 30 senate presidents are members of the Republican Party and 19 are members of the Democratic Party, with one vacancy. The lieutenant governor serves as the president of the senate in 25 states. In other states, the president of the senate is a state senator chosen by the members of the chamber. 

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.



$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.



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.



Pennsylvania Republican candidates have raised $4 million more than Democrats

In Pennsylvania, state-level candidates have raised $141.5 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 6, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $60.9 million and Republican candidates have raised $64.9 million. 

Pennsylvania Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 5/6/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 5/6/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 334 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Pennsylvania Department of State. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have raised the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Raised
1.Josh Shapiro$20,528,554.65
2.George Scott$3,360,993.96
3.Maria McLaughlin$3,144,177.75
4.Austin Davis$1,710,799.45
5.Bill Peduto$1,180,724.73
6.Matthew Bradford$1,140,193.85
7.Kevin Boyle$1,076,957.94
8.Edward Gainey$1,018,734.98
9.Martin Flynn$1,008,937.08
10.Timika Lane$945,662.78

Top 10 Republican candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 5/6/2022)

During the same time period, 318 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Pennsylvania Department of State. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported donations for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Raised
1.Bill McSwain$16,457,631.63
2.Dave White$7,351,084.25
3.Jake Corman III$4,014,060.42
4.Kevin Brobson$3,367,586.57
5.Carrie DelRosso$2,058,548.79
6.Lou Barletta$2,042,832.12
7.Guy Reschenthaler$1,853,633.51
8.Jason Richey$1,586,645.79
9.Doug Mastriano$1,399,774.28
10.Megan Sullivan$1,203,737.71

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

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.



Results in the five most expensive Republican Pennsylvania Senate primaries

5 Most Expensive Elections

Republican primary elections for 22 of 49 seats in the Pennsylvania State Senate took place on May 17, 2022. Of the 22 seats up for election in 2022, nine had a primary election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested Republican primary elections, candidates raised $2.4 million. Incumbents raised an average of $463,755 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $57,612 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 16 $738,303 Pat Browne (R) Pat Browne and Jarrett Coleman
District 34 $728,534 Jake Corman III (R) Greg Rothman and Mike Gossert
District 36 $495,493 Ryan Aument (R) Ryan Aument and Mike Miller
District 20 $204,855 Lisa Baker (R) Lisa Baker and Nathan Turock
District 24 $110,950 Bob Mensch (R) Tracy Pennycuick, David Moyer, and Nick Fountain

#1 District 16 – $738,303

Incumbent Pat Browne raised $738,303 and Jarrett Coleman raised $0.

Pat Browne received NaN percent of the vote and Jarrett Coleman received NaN percent of the vote.

#2 District 34 – $728,534

Greg Rothman raised $728,534 and Mike Gossert raised $0.

Greg Rothman advanced to the general election with 68 percent of the vote and Mike Gossert received 32 percent of the vote.

#3 District 36 – $495,493

Incumbent Ryan Aument raised $448,106 and Mike Miller raised $47,387.

Ryan Aument advanced to the general election with 59 percent of the vote and Mike Miller received 41 percent of the vote.

#4 District 20 – $204,855

Incumbent Lisa Baker raised $204,855 and Nathan Turock raised $0.

Lisa Baker advanced to the general election with 100 percent of the vote and Nathan Turock received 0 percent of the vote.

#5 District 24 – $110,950

Tracy Pennycuick raised $104,650, David Moyer raised $6,300, and Nick Fountain raised $0.

Tracy Pennycuick advanced to the general election with 68 percent of the vote, David Moyer received 32 percent of the vote, and Nick Fountain withdrew.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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
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.



Results in the five most expensive Democratic Pennsylvania Senate primaries

Democratic primary elections for 22 of 49 seats in the Pennsylvania State Senate took place on May 17, 2022. Of the 22 seats up for election in 2022, four had a primary election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested Democratic primary elections, candidates raised $1.0 million. Incumbents raised an average of $656,824 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $47,291 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 8 $792,953 Anthony Williams (D) Anthony Williams and Paul Prescod
District 14 $206,977 John Yudichak (I) Tara Zrinski, Nick Miller, and Yamelisa Taveras
District 24 $35,225 Bob Mensch (R) Jill Dennin and Emanuel Wilkerson
District 34 $0 Jake Corman III (R) Jim Massey and Rick Coplen

#1 District 8 – $792,953

Incumbent Anthony Williams raised $656,824 and Paul Prescod raised $136,130.

Anthony Williams advanced to the general election with 61 percent of the vote and Paul Prescod received 39 percent of the vote.

#2 District 14 – $206,977

Tara Zrinski raised $146,401, Nick Miller raised $57,261, and Yamelisa Taveras raised $3,315.

Tara Zrinski received NaN percent of the vote, Nick Miller received NaN percent of the vote, and Yamelisa Taveras received NaN percent of the vote.

#3 District 24 – $35,225

Jill Dennin raised $35,225 and Emanuel Wilkerson raised $0.

Jill Dennin advanced to the general election with 73 percent of the vote and Emanuel Wilkerson received 27 percent of the vote.

#4 District 34 – $0

Jim Massey raised $0 and Rick Coplen raised $0.

Jim Massey advanced to the general election with 100 percent of the vote and Rick Coplen withdrew.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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
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.



Results in the five most expensive Democratic Pennsylvania House primaries

5 Most Expensive Elections

Democratic primary elections for 145 of 203 seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place on May 17, 2022. Of the 145 seats up for election in 2022, 45 had a primary election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested Democratic primary elections, candidates raised $5.1 million. Incumbents raised an average of $130,266 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $24,224 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 172 $1,107,101 Kevin Boyle (D) Kevin Boyle, Robert Stewart, and Nathanael Cheng
District 182 $369,792 Brian Sims (D) Benjamin Waxman, Will Gross, Jonathan Lovitz, Deja Alvarez, and Tyrell Brown
District 194 $311,193 Pamela DeLissio (D) Tarik Khan and Pamela DeLissio
District 181 $272,521 Malcolm Kenyatta (D) Malcolm Kenyatta and Joy Crudup-Dorsey
District 10 $254,243 Amen Brown (D) Amen Brown, Cass Green, and Sajda Blackwell

#1 District 172 – $1,107,101

Incumbent Kevin Boyle raised $1,076,958, Robert Stewart raised $30,143, and Nathanael Cheng raised $0.

Kevin Boyle advanced to the general election with 67 percent of the vote, Robert Stewart received 33 percent of the vote, and Nathanael Cheng was disqualified.

#2 District 182 – $369,792

Jonathan Lovitz raised $203,844, Deja Alvarez raised $72,770, Benjamin Waxman raised $47,349, Will Gross raised $45,831, and Tyrell Brown raised $0.

Benjamin Waxman advanced to the general election with 41 percent of the vote, Will Gross received 20 percent of the vote, Jonathan Lovitz received 20 percent of the vote, Deja Alvarez received 19 percent of the vote, and Tyrell Brown withdrew.

#3 District 194 – $311,193

Incumbent Pamela DeLissio raised $27,488 and Tarik Khan raised $283,705.

Tarik Khan advanced to the general election with 60 percent of the vote and Pamela DeLissio received 40 percent of the vote.

#4 District 181 – $272,521

Incumbent Malcolm Kenyatta raised $272,521 and Joy Crudup-Dorsey raised $0.

Malcolm Kenyatta advanced to the general election with 100 percent of the vote and Joy Crudup-Dorsey was disqualified.

#5 District 10 – $254,243

Incumbent Amen Brown raised $193,875, Cass Green raised $60,368, and Sajda Blackwell raised $0.

Amen Brown received NaN percent of the vote, Cass Green received NaN percent of the vote, and Sajda Blackwell received NaN percent of the vote.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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
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.



Results in the five most expensive Republican Pennsylvania House primaries

Republican primary elections for 164 of 203 seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place on May 17, 2022. Of the 164 seats up for election in 2022, 48 had a primary election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested Republican primary elections, candidates raised $4.1 million. Incumbents raised an average of $118,454 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $14,339 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 94 $1,349,617 Stanley Saylor (R) Wendy Fink and Stanley Saylor
District 100 $724,857 Bryan Cutler (R) Bryan Cutler and Anne Weston
District 187 $290,558 Ryan Mackenzie (R) Ryan Mackenzie and Gary Day
District 73 $122,161 Thomas Sankey (R) Dallas Kephart, Derek Walker, and John Sobel
District 87 $118,815 Greg Rothman (R) Thomas Kutz and Eric Clancy

#1 District 94 – $1,349,617

Incumbent Stanley Saylor raised $847,507 and Wendy Fink raised $502,110.

Wendy Fink advanced to the general election with 56 percent of the vote and Stanley Saylor received 44 percent of the vote.

#2 District 100 – $724,857

Incumbent Bryan Cutler raised $691,163 and Anne Weston raised $33,694.

Bryan Cutler advanced to the general election with 70 percent of the vote and Anne Weston received 30 percent of the vote.

#3 District 187 – $290,558

Incumbent Gary Day raised $99,400 and Incumbent Ryan Mackenzie raised $191,158.

Ryan Mackenzie advanced to the general election with 61 percent of the vote and Gary Day received 39 percent of the vote.

#4 District 73 – $122,161

Derek Walker raised $61,411, Dallas Kephart raised $60,750, and John Sobel raised $0.

Dallas Kephart advanced to the general election with 62 percent of the vote, Derek Walker received 26 percent of the vote, and John Sobel received 12 percent of the vote.

#5 District 87 – $118,815

Thomas Kutz raised $66,700 and Eric Clancy raised $52,115.

Thomas Kutz advanced to the general election with 54 percent of the vote and Eric Clancy received 46 percent of the vote.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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
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.



These Pennsylvania House candidates raised the most and lost their primaries

Most money raised by a losing primary candidate

General elections for all 203 seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place on November 8, 2022. State house primary elections were held on May 17, 2022. Republicans hold a 113-90 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, 48 of 164 Republican primaries and 45 of 145 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 Pennsylvania Department of State covering the period of January 1, 2021, through May 2, 2022.

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

  • Jonathan Lovitz – $203,844 – District 182 (Lost primary 20% – 41%)
  • Isabella Fitzgerald – $121,432 – District 200 (Lost primary 38% – 62%)
  • Michael Giangiordano – $84,740 – District 184 (Lost primary 22% – 78%)
  • Andre Carroll – $82,093 – District 201 (Lost primary 43% – 57%)
  • Patrick Flynn – $80,900 – District 113 (Lost primary 35% – 65%)

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

  • Stanley Saylor – $847,507 – District 94 (Lost primary 44% – 56%)
  • Gary Day – $99,400 – District 187 (Lost primary 39% – 61%)
  • Johnathan Hershey – $85,373 – District 86 (Lost primary 45% – 55%)
  • Lu Ann Fahndrich – $82,832 – District 98 (Lost primary 28% – 50%)
  • Derek Walker – $61,411 – District 73 (Lost primary 26% – 62%)

Top fundraisers with unsuccessful primary campaigns last cycle

This information comes from candidate reports to the Pennsylvania Department 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:

  • G. Roni Green – $224,330 – District 190 (Lost primary 39% – 43%)
  • Chris Roland – $176,595 – District 34 (Lost primary 23% – 77%)
  • Marco Attisano – $135,445 – District 30 (Lost primary 46% – 54%)
  • Maria Donatucci – $127,600 – District 185 (Lost primary 43% – 57%)
  • Adam Ravenstahl – $120,703 – District 20 (Lost primary 45% – 55%)

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

  • Greg Archetto – $251,342 – District 29 (Lost primary 36% – 64%)
  • Mimi Legro – $186,350 – District 106 (Lost primary 27% – 46%)
  • Michael Schlossberg – $103,364 – District 132 (Lost primary 18% – 82%)
  • Tom Kirsch – $54,050 – District 39 (Lost primary 49% – 51%)
  • Scott Timko – $53,818 – District 12 (Lost primary 35% – 65%)

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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
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.



These Pennsylvania Senate candidates raised the most and lost their primaries

General elections for 25 of 49 seats in the Pennsylvania State Senate will take place on November 8, 2022. State senatorial primary elections were held on May 17, 2022.

This article details the five candidates in each party who raised the most money and lost their primary election. In the 2022 election cycle, nine of 22 Republican primaries and four of 22 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 Pennsylvania Department of State covering the period of January 1, 2021, through May 2, 2022.

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

  • Paul Prescod – $136,130 – District 8 (Lost primary 39% – 61%)
  • Emanuel Wilkerson – $0 – District 24 (Lost primary 27% – 73%)

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

  • Mike Miller – $47,387 – District 36 (Lost primary 41% – 59%)
  • Omy Maldonado – $28,128 – District 14 (Lost primary 21% – 49%)
  • David Moyer – $6,300 – District 24 (Lost primary 32% – 68%)
  • Cindy Miller – $0 – District 14 (Lost primary 30% – 49%)
  • Jake Roberts – $0 – District 38 (Lost primary 32% – 68%)

Top fundraisers with unsuccessful primary campaigns last cycle

This information comes from candidate reports to the Pennsylvania Department 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:

  • Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. – $1,026,939 – District 1 (Lost primary 43% – 57%)
  • Brett Burman – $334,616 – District 9 (Lost primary 46% – 54%)
  • Daylin Leach – $180,577 – District 17 (Lost primary 35% – 65%)
  • Don Vymazal – $76,579 – District 19 (Lost primary 32% – 51%)
  • Craig Lehman – $73,293 – District 13 (Lost primary 46% – 54%)

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

  • John Herm Suplizio – $556,122 – District 25 (Lost primary 31% – 59%)
  • Jeff Neff – $55,621 – District 37 (Lost primary 42% – 58%)
  • James Brown – $2,700 – District 25 (Lost primary 10% – 59%)

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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
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.