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: Steve 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 $3,664,598.44$188,667.67
Larry Householder $2,833,341.57$2,412,387.78
Sharon Kennedy $1,673,507.96$1,299,627.93
Matthew Dolan $1,548,552.79$538,905.45
Matthew Huffman $1,511,738.02$1,383,441.30
Judith French $1,360,147.53$1,203,412.87
Jennifer Brunner $1,010,875.74$614,260.08
Jay Edwards $917,331.57$741,126.41
David Yost $908,266.15$97,991.65
Terry Johnson $863,579.88$160,623.75
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Ohio Republican State Central & Executive Committee State Candidate Fund $7,535,573.89$12,682,029.20
Republican Senate Campaign Committee (Rscc) $6,424,549.19$6,610,791.67
Ohio Democratic Party $5,951,989.04$6,972,970.39
Ohio Democratic Party State Candidate Fund $4,736,091.86$5,538,685.06
Ohio Republican State Central and Executive Committee State Account $3,691,492.20$4,172,593.98
Ohio House Democratic Caucus (Ohdc) $3,068,038.78$2,768,078.48
House Republican Campaign Committee (Hrcc) $2,710,976.30$3,469,223.83
Ohioans for Raising the Wage $2,149,000.15$2,114,779.50
Ohio Education Association Educators PCE $1,809,000.00$1,511,168.42
Realtors PAC $1,551,907.20$1,439,579.96
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Recent Articles
Contributing Writer | 10/05/2020

*This report first appeared on Ballotpedia as a part of our ongoing partnership. We are proud to provide campaign finance data to Ballotpedia for state-level elections. Learn more about our partnership here.* The value of money in state-level politics extends beyond purchasing power. Campaign cash allows candidates to promote their message and turn out their …

Contributing Writer | 09/21/2020

Across the Buckeye State, donors are contributing large sums to candidates and committees hoping to claim victories in the perennial swing state. This year, many of the top 10 donors in Ohio are supporting parties, candidates, and committees who are attempting to win key state-level legislative and judicial races.  Here is a look at the …

Tracy Marshall | 08/24/2020

Now, exclusively at Transparency USA, you can directly compare the money in any state-level election. See all the candidates in a given race, side-by-side, along with their donations and expenditures. Because when you’re tracking a particular candidate, you want to know exactly how they stack up against their opponents at every stage of the election …

Contributing Writer | 08/17/2020

According to a recent study* by Ballotpedia, 97.3 percent of state legislators seeking reelection have advanced to the general election. This turnover rate isn’t unique. In fact, it’s in line with the percentage of incumbents advancing from the primary to the general elections in 2018 (97 percent) and 2016 (97.5 percent). The caricature of the …

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, …