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

North Carolina Government:

Governor: Roy Cooper (D)

Lieutenant Governor: Dan Forest (R)

Attorney General: Josh Stein (D)

Secretary of State: Elaine F. Marshall (D)

Commissioner of Agriculture: Steve Troxler (R)

Commissioner of Insurance: Mike Causey (R)

Commissioner of Labor: Cherie K. Berry (R)

Commissioner of Public Instruction: Mark Johnson (R)

State Treasurer: Dale R. Folwell (R)

State Auditor: Beth A. Wood (D)

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  • Upcoming Elections
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  • Legislative Sessions
  • State House of Representatives
  • State Senate
  • Term Limits

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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 $16,470,821.16$3,007,105.51
Dan Forest $5,575,989.02$3,824,535.28
Josh Stein $5,421,835.35$872,145.84
Jim Perry $2,026,744.15$262,996.63
Andy Wells $1,648,140.00$741,230.19
Bill Toole $1,470,047.86$696,136.99
Christine Mumma $1,120,392.26$613,906.26
Cheri Beasley $1,093,940.42$252,880.83
Phil E Berger $1,006,784.67$178,994.35
Mark A. Davis $987,980.14$189,416.27
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
NC Democratic Leadership Committee "Ncdlc" $10,500,037.00$1,587,992.55
NC Democratic Party - State $2,809,182.06$1,258,672.69
North Carolina Republican Party $1,846,876.48$1,535,586.00
Partnership for a Better Mecklenburg $1,130,662.00$1,091,899.25
Truth and Prosperity Inc $860,279.85$263,626.94
NC Realtors PAC $797,282.60$750,027.50
North Carolina Senate Majority Fund $702,894.72$187,177.38
NC Dental Society PAC $307,618.92$68,112.80
Wake Democratic Party $297,752.29$197,991.10
Nancy Mcfarlane Committee $272,897.81$32,038.48
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Recent Articles
Contributing Writer | 10/05/2020

*This report first appeared on Ballotpedia as a part of our ongoing partnership. We are proud to provide campaign finance data to Ballotpedia for state-level elections. Learn more about our partnership here.* The value of money in state-level politics extends beyond purchasing power. Campaign cash allows candidates to promote their message and turn out their …

Contributing Writer | 09/02/2020

In North Carolina, campaign donations are flowing to candidates and organizations involved in high-profile contests up and down the ballot. With state elections making headlines, it is no surprise to see large donor contributions — many from candidates self-funding their own run for office — dominating the campaign finance landscape for 2020. Here is a …

Tracy Marshall | 08/24/2020

Now, exclusively at Transparency USA, you can directly compare the money in any state-level election. See all the candidates in a given race, side-by-side, along with their donations and expenditures. Because when you’re tracking a particular candidate, you want to know exactly how they stack up against their opponents at every stage of the election …

Contributing Writer | 08/17/2020

According to a recent study* by Ballotpedia, 97.3 percent of state legislators seeking reelection have advanced to the general election. This turnover rate isn’t unique. In fact, it’s in line with the percentage of incumbents advancing from the primary to the general elections in 2018 (97 percent) and 2016 (97.5 percent). The caricature of the …

Contributing Writer | 07/29/2020

In the swing state of North Carolina, Truth and Prosperity, Inc. earns its spot among the state’s list of top ten PACs with its large war chest and limited government platform. According to the organization’s website, Truth and Prosperity, Inc.’s mission is to “identify and support qualified candidates and elected officials who promise to pursue …