In Minnesota, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $166,072 from their campaign accounts on services from Facebook in the 2022 election cycle so far. Facebook received 0.4 percent of all reported expenditures.
According to reports filed with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022, here are the top candidates and PACs that have spent campaign funds with Facebook.
Of the $166,072 spent with Facebook, 98.67 percent came from these 10 campaign accounts.
|Rank||Total Paid to Facebook||Name||Account Type|
|1.||$113,572.13||Dr Jensen Scott||Candidate PAC|
|2.||$35,440.79||Dennis Smith||Candidate PAC|
|3.||$4,435.35||Seiu Minn State Council Political Fund||Non-candidate PAC|
|4.||$3,096.34||Kim Crockett||Candidate PAC|
|5.||$2,500.00||Karin Housley||Candidate PAC|
|6.||$1,765.74||DFL House Caucus||Non-candidate PAC|
|7.||$907.75||Thomas C Funk||Candidate PAC|
|8.||$825.00||Minnesota Young Republicans Victory Fund||Non-candidate PAC|
|9.||$819.53||Jessica Intermill*||Candidate PAC|
|10.||$500.00||Climate Vote Minnesota||Non-candidate PAC|
Here is how spending with Facebook in Minnesota compares to 12 other states with data available from Transparency USA for the most recent election cycle:
|Rank||State||Total Paid to Facebook||Reporting Period|
|3||Texas||$2,675,276||1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022|
|4||Michigan||$194,180||1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022|
|5||Minnesota||$166,072||1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022|
|6||Arizona||123,154||1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022|
|7||Pennsylvania||$106,513||1/1/2021 – 3/9/2022|
|8||Wisconsin||$101,978||1/1/2021 – 3/21/2022|
|9||North Carolina||$78,960||1/1/2021 – 4/30/2022|
|10||Florida||$36,148||1/1/2021 – 3/31/202|
|11||Indiana||$29,534||1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022|
|12||Ohio||$19,924||1/1/2021 – 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 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 Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Annual||1/31/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/25/2022|
|2022 Jan Annual||1/31/2023|
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.