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

Ohio Government:

Governor: Mike DeWine (R)

Lieutenant Governor: Jon Husted (R)

Attorney General: Dave Yost (R)

Secretary of State: Frank LaRose (R)

State Treasurer: Robert Sprague (R)

State Auditor: Keith Faber (R)

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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
Richard Michael DeWine $5,360,018.27$232,441.90
Larry Householder $2,833,341.57$2,436,653.44
Matthew Dolan $2,010,828.37$1,066,283.56
David Yost $1,962,641.06$147,760.33
Sharon Kennedy $1,932,110.52$1,628,824.07
Matthew Huffman $1,650,973.02$1,574,085.50
Judith French $1,600,508.81$1,291,156.51
Frank Larose $1,275,643.85$439,222.10
Jennifer Brunner $1,086,886.00$922,393.86
Jerry Cirino $958,954.39$277,020.09
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Ohio Republican State Central & Executive Committee State Candidate Fund $11,290,028.12$20,309,944.63
Republican Senate Campaign Committee (Rscc) $6,995,116.21$9,320,080.55
Ohio Democratic Party $6,660,169.11$8,067,531.74
Ohio Democratic Party State Candidate Fund $5,706,840.46$7,386,626.01
Ohio Republican State Central and Executive Committee State Account $5,276,796.18$7,015,151.16
Ohio House Democratic Caucus (Ohdc) $3,311,225.51$3,097,222.01
House Republican Campaign Committee (Hrcc) $2,811,630.45$3,473,874.87
Ohioans for Raising the Wage $2,149,000.15$2,114,779.50
Ohio Education Association Educators PCE $1,809,000.00$1,815,542.91
Realtors PAC $1,734,512.50$1,521,514.30
View All PACs
Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 04/14/2021

In Ohio, voters have big decisions to make every four years when they elect their state’s new leaders. But how well do you know your elected officials? Could you name the major ones?  Today, we’re helping you better know your prominent state’s leaders, including an overview of who has donated to their campaigns. Governor Mike …

Transparency USA | 04/09/2021

When it comes to the money in Ohio 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 Ohio Candidates 1. Richard Michael DeWine 2. Lee Wong …

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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 …

Transparency USA | 02/04/2021

In the Buckeye State, donors have poured money into political action committees (PACs) supporting their favorite causes and candidates. These PACs have played a major role in Ohio, including in the 2020 election cycle, backing candidates and measures up and down the ballot. Here is a look at the ten top PACs in Ohio, ranked …