Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns.
While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. Fundraising can also indicate party momentum.
This article lists top fundraisers among North Carolina statewide officeholders and candidates, overall and by party. It is based on campaign finance reports that officeholders in and candidates for statewide elected offices submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). It includes activity between Jan. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022.
Statewide political positions are typically offices in the executive and judicial branches of government rather than the legislative, and they most often represent all citizens in the state, rather than those in a particular district.
The top fundraisers among North Carolina statewide officeholders and candidates are shown below. Individuals are presented with the office that they are on the ballot for in 2022, if applicable. If no office is indicated, the person was an incumbent and was not on the ballot in 2022.
In the Democratic Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:
In the Republican Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:
Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $0 in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $75,825. Combined, all statewide officeholders and candidates in the Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022, filing period raised $75,825.
These were the only Republican statewide executive fundraisers during this reporting period.
The table below provides additional data from the campaign finance reports from the top two fundraisers during this period.
|TOP TWO FUNDRAISERS – North Carolina STATEWIDE OFFICEHOLDERS AND CANDIDATES (Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022)|
|Name||Party Affiliation||Office Sought||Raised||Spent|
|Superintendent of Schools Catherine Truitt||Republican Party||Not on the 2022 ballot||$65,875||$19,267|
|Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey||Republican Party||Not on the 2022 ballot||$9,950||$3,944|
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate PACs submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). Candidate PACs represent individuals who have run for state or local office at any point, including past and present officeholders. This article does not include non-candidate PACs. 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 Q1 Plus||5/10/2022|
|2022 Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot)||7/29/2022|
|2022 Q3 Plus||10/31/2022|
|2022 Year End Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot)||1/27/2023|