Ohio Finance Summary
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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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Campaign Finance Snapshot
Total Contributions
Candidate Contributions
PAC Contributions
Total Expenditures
Candidate Expenditures
PAC Expenditures
Top Candidates
CandidateTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Richard Michael DeWine $4,134,968.08$150,865.62
Nan Whaley $1,644,555.12$479,016.48
John Cranley $1,246,190.41$204,251.79
James Renacci $1,102,608.10$14,409.09
David Yost $939,973.76$42,895.65
Frank Larose $561,639.31$148,670.86
Matthew Huffman $359,614.10$25,116.62
Jay Edwards $313,367.60$7,426.04
Keith Faber $289,108.58$28,549.56
Joe Blystone $286,086.00$123,926.56
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Republican Senate Campaign Committee (Rscc) $2,479,796.49$199,300.42
Ohio Republican State Central & Executive Committee State Candidate Fund $1,028,766.62$1,974,496.53
Ohio Democratic Party $603,987.10$357,140.60
Realtors PAC $484,455.43$181,123.02
The Matriots $478,675.16$208,873.82
Ohio House Democratic Caucus (Ohdc) $297,486.11$136,483.87
Ohio Education Assoc Fund for Children and Public Education $264,168.42$125,197.61
Ohio Republican State Central and Executive Committee State Account $208,700.00$324,297.43
Beer & Wine PAC $178,587.90$183,927.28
Oapse Afscme Turnaround Ohio PCE $163,704.00$163,704.00
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