North Carolina Finance Summary
The 2020 General Election was on November 3rd
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Political Profile

North Carolina Government:

Governor: Roy Cooper (D)

Lieutenant Governor: Mark Robinson (R)

Attorney General: Josh Stein (D)

Secretary of State: Elaine Marshall (D)

Commissioner of Agriculture: Steve Troxler (R)

Commissioner of Insurance: Mike Causey (R)

Commissioner of Labor: Josh Dobson (R)

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Catherine Truitt (R)

State Treasurer: Dale Folwell (R)

State Auditor: Beth Wood (D)

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  • Legislative Sessions
  • State House of Representatives
  • State Senate
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Campaign Finance Snapshot
Total Contributions
Candidate Contributions
PAC Contributions
Total Expenditures
Candidate Expenditures
PAC Expenditures
Top Candidates
CandidateTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Roy Cooper $38,034,345.03$36,425,038.85
Josh Stein $11,392,677.26$11,995,373.79
Dan Forest $10,383,494.05$9,377,821.26
Tess Judge $2,939,454.87$1,898,972.25
Terri LeGrand $2,718,673.97$2,317,360.49
JD Wooten $2,284,089.00$2,024,582.06
Timothy K Moore $2,189,277.27$2,262,028.27
Cheri Beasley $2,147,120.69$1,860,784.65
Phil E Berger $2,096,087.69$2,207,463.97
Donna Lake $2,028,832.72$1,771,198.75
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
NC Democratic Party - State $22,751,311.03$13,760,571.39
NC Democratic Leadership Committee "Ncdlc" $21,922,782.00$21,728,032.70
Citizens for a Better North Carolina $15,925,450.00$16,592,064.57
Beyond Carbon Victory Fund (Closed (Pending)) $8,793,580.33$8,763,843.66
Citizens for a Better NC Senate $7,992,832.70$9,867,131.54
North Carolina Republican Party $7,959,261.86$7,892,925.90
North Carolina Senate Majority Fund $7,333,999.72$10,604,449.67
A Better NC $5,190,000.00$4,421,636.69
Citizens for a Better NC House $4,610,000.00$7,191,394.04
Daga People's Lawyer Project NC $4,228,491.53$4,228,491.53
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 04/09/2021

When it comes to the money in North Carolina politics, these are the names that you are viewing the most so far this year. See the top five entities in each category (Candidates, Donors, PACs, and Payees) that are generating the greatest interest in Q1 of 2021. Top Viewed North Carolina Candidates 1. Roy Cooper 2. Jeff …

Transparency USA | 03/31/2021

In North Carolina, political committees and donors have helped to bankroll candidates and causes up and down the ballot. While the role of money in politics is well known to most voters, what might be unknown to some North Carolina voters is the fact that the largest individual donor in the state isn’t actually from …

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Transparency USA | 03/02/2021

The For the People Act of 2021—known as H.R. 1 in the House and S.1 in the Senate—was introduced in the US House on January 4 as a primary concern of the Biden administration, and passed in the U.S. House on March 3rd. An almost identical bill was introduced in 2019, and passed in the …

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Transparency USA | 02/12/2021

The stakes were particularly high for the 2020 elections, and not just for the presidency. At the state-level, some of the most closely watched races were Democratic efforts to flip swing state legislatures blue and take control of the upcoming redistricting process. What’s At Stake  Simply put, redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundary …

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Tracy Marshall | 12/01/2020

With threats to blacklist Trump supporters making headlines, Transparency USA has been getting questions about whether political donors can be “doxxed,” along with requests to remove donors’ names from our site. It’s worth noting that doxxing doesn’t just happen on one side of the aisle. This fall, among other examples, celebrity rapper Cardi B reported …