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)

Learn More About North Carolina’s:

  • Limits on Campaign Contributions
  • Upcoming Elections
  • Campaign Finance Filing Deadlines
  • 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
Ronnie Chatterji $1,490,809.49$612,586.81
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
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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
Fred Smith for Commissioner $319,400.00$125,671.15
NC Dental Society PAC $307,618.92$68,112.80
Wake Democratic Party $297,752.29$197,991.10
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Top Lobbyists

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Top Donors
Aggregated Individual Contribution $3,462,890.38
James A Perry $1,522,262.16
William Toole $1,048,897.25
Virginia B Sall $956,000.00
Christine Mumma $910,084.00
Aaron Chatterji $756,900.00
Ann B and James Goodnight $619,300.00
Sandy Roberson $552,285.70
Caroline Sullivan $456,306.10
Brent D Barringer $450,000.00
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Recent Articles
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 …

Tracy Marshall | 06/04/2020

Welcome! This week we launched Transparency USA, where our mission is to provide clear, accurate, easy-to-understand information about the money in state politics.  What We Offer Formerly Transparency Texas, we have expanded to include campaign finance data for nine states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin. You can search all …

Tracy Marshall | 03/16/2020

In Sunday night’s Democratic presidential debate, frontrunner Joe Biden renewed his call for eliminating private money from elections and instead having federally-funded campaigns. Candidates from both sides of the aisle are increasingly interested in having the government fund their election efforts. Here are five reasons why more government control is the wrong way to make campaigns …

Tracy Marshall | 03/09/2020

Super Tuesday’s biggest loser? The narrative that money can buy an election.  From the top of the ballot to the bottom, voters proved again and again they won’t be swayed by money alone. Here are some glaring examples: The most infamous case is Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, who spent north of $500 million yet …

Tracy Marshall | 10/09/2019

Bernie Sanders’ recent heart attack may be keeping him off the campaign trail for a while, but he is still an active presence in the race for Democratic frontrunner. Just this week, he rolled out a multi-pronged plan designed to limit the influence of money in politics. State politics are Transparency Texas’ primary focus, but …