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Ohio Finance Summary
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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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Campaign Finance Snapshot
Total Contributions
Candidate Contributions
Committee Contributions
Total Expenditures
Candidate Expenditures
Committee Expenditures
Top Candidates
Candidate
Total Contributions
Total Expenditures
Richard Michael DeWine $49,213,856.59$45,087,312.16
Richard Cordray $19,667,635.72$16,928,262.46
David Yost $9,767,948.75$8,582,072.41
Nan Whaley $8,841,246.20$8,588,403.35
Frank Larose $7,497,454.70$6,664,683.43
Steven Dettelbach $6,900,685.43$6,920,137.16
Keith Faber $4,586,982.54$3,414,252.87
Larry Householder $4,548,187.01$4,101,477.04
Sharon Kennedy $4,356,948.15$3,922,383.57
Robert Sprague $4,009,814.69$3,260,317.67
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Top Committees
Committee
Total Contributions
Total Expenditures
Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue $59,919,996.87$57,509,683.12
Ohio Republican State Central & Executive Committee State Candidate Fund $32,163,253.15$49,999,639.13
Ohio Democratic Party $28,504,568.98$29,088,679.71
Republican Senate Campaign Committee (Rscc) $24,132,700.37$33,605,772.93
Ohio Democratic Party State Candidate Fund $21,917,842.09$26,696,387.15
Ohio Safe and Healthy Communities Campaign $18,303,237.80$14,194,831.94
Ohio Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices $15,829,034.50$15,511,355.01
Ohioans Against the Reckless Dialysis Amendment $12,708,908.28$12,301,617.24
Ohio Republican State Central & Executive Committee State Account $11,833,753.33$14,996,871.49
House Republican Campaign Committee (Hrcc) $10,848,341.45$15,590,521.34
View All Committees
Recent Articles
Joel Williams | 01/03/2023

Elections for all 99 seats in the Ohio House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 64-35 majority heading into the election. This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their election. In the 2022 election cycle, 78 of 99 general elections were contested. The losing …

Joel Williams | 01/03/2023

Elections for 17 of 33 seats in the Ohio State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 25-8 majority heading into the election. This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their election. In the 2022 election cycle, 14 of 17 general elections were contested. The losing …

Joel Williams | 12/31/2022

Elections for all 99 seats in the Ohio House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 64-35 majority heading into the election. Committee chair fundraising State legislative committee chairs set a committee’s legislative agenda. Some committee chairs raise significantly more money than their non-chair counterparts in the state legislature. The average …

Joel Williams | 12/31/2022

Elections for 17 of 33 seats in the Ohio State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 25-8 majority heading into the election. Committee chair fundraising State legislative committee chairs set a committee’s legislative agenda. Some committee chairs raise significantly more money than their non-chair counterparts in the state legislature. The average …

Joel Williams | 12/14/2022

5 Most Expensive Elections General elections for all 99 districts in the Ohio House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 99 districts up for election in 2022, 78 had a General election with more than one candidate. Across all contested General elections, candidates raised $20.0 million. Incumbents raised an average of …