In the perennial swing state of Ohio, a number of political action committees (PACs) step up to the plate each election cycle in hopes of advancing their causes by electing candidates who support their agendas. From party-affiliated organizations to issues-oriented groups, there is a variety of organizations that participate in the Buckeye State’s elections. Among the state’s top spending PACs is The Matriots PAC.
According to The Matriots PAC’s website, the organization is a non-partisan group whose primary goal is to “elect more Ohio women to public office who will promote a healthy economy in which women can thrive and prosper.” Each election cycle, the organization throws its support behind a number of women who seek office in Ohio. In 2020, the organization supported 64 candidates who sought offices at the statewide and local levels.
Of the women endorsed by The Matriots during the 2020 election cycle, the majority of the candidates — including the top individual recipients of funding from the PAC — are Democrats. The group’s only supported statewide candidate this cycle, Democrat Supreme Court candidate Jennifer L. Brunner, won her election over incumbent Judith French.
According to the available reports, the group has raised $1,269,593, while spending $1,093,242. The Matriots PAC’s top contributors have been Richard H. Rosenthal, who contributed $39,000, and Sally Crane Cox, who contributed $20,585.94.
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