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: John 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
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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 $2,833,341.57$2,436,653.44
Matthew Dolan $2,010,828.37$1,066,283.56
Sharon Kennedy $1,771,929.22$1,628,824.07
Matthew Huffman $1,650,973.02$1,574,085.50
Judith French $1,600,508.81$1,291,156.51
Jennifer Brunner $1,086,886.00$922,393.86
Jerry Cirino $958,954.39$277,020.09
Jay Edwards $942,911.27$835,330.47
David Yost $908,266.15$97,991.65
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Ohio Republican State Central & Executive Committee State Candidate Fund $10,896,000.25$19,968,660.51
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 $5,192,846.18$6,920,502.74
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$1,811,424.12
Realtors PAC $1,667,689.45$1,501,742.77
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Contributing Writer | 10/05/2020

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