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

Ohio Government:

Governor: Mike DeWine (R)

Lieutenant Governor: John Husted (R)

Attorney General: Steve Yost (R)

Secretary of State: Frank LaRose (R)

State Treasurer: Robert Sprague (R)

State Auditor: Keith Faber (R)

Learn More About Ohio’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
Richard Michael DeWine $3,664,598.44$188,667.67
Larry Householder $2,680,555.52$1,317,959.00
Matthew Huffman $1,191,427.22$698,798.19
David Yost $908,266.15$97,991.65
Sharon Kennedy $852,284.50$237,819.35
Mark Fraizer $812,352.22$89,201.90
Terry Johnson $798,800.91$70,491.96
Frank Larose $753,973.30$300,701.45
Judith French $744,851.87$168,286.63
Matthew Dolan $643,737.55$408,212.73
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Republican Senate Campaign Committee (Rscc) $3,968,234.24$2,421,882.88
Ohio Democratic Party $3,781,000.29$3,917,091.33
Ohio Republican State Central & Executive Committee State Candidate Fund $3,760,588.43$6,442,127.75
Ohio Republican State Central and Executive Committee State Account $2,835,760.11$2,782,404.67
House Republican Campaign Committee (Hrcc) $2,309,620.51$2,965,506.77
Ohioans for Raising the Wage $2,149,000.15$2,114,779.50
Ohio Democratic Party State Candidate Fund $1,847,174.73$1,200,340.04
Realtors PAC $1,186,453.39$956,681.71
Ohio House Democratic Caucus (Ohdc) $1,065,779.43$579,871.37
The Matriots $1,064,170.62$812,951.52
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Recent Articles
Contributing Writer | 08/12/2020

In Ohio, a number of donors have been shelling out money for the 2020 election cycle. However, one donor is leading the pack of the Buckeye State’s top contributors to state-level candidates and political action committees, donating $559,813.89 so far this cycle. Frances “Francie” Pepper is the top political contributor for the 2020 election cycle, …

Contributing Writer | 08/05/2020

Bribery and Racketeering Charges in the House The high-profile arrest of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others in July has brought state-level campaign finance — and the ways it can be misused on a grand scale — to national prominence. Householder’s arrest by federal officials in conjunction with a $60 million racketeering and …

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 …