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 F. 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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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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