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The top fundraisers in the Indiana House

Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns.

While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. Fundraising can also indicate party momentum.

This article lists top fundraisers in the Indiana House of Representatives, overall and by party. It is based on campaign finance reports that officeholders in and candidates for the House submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. It includes activity between Jan. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022.

Top fundraisers in the Indiana House of Representatives by party

The top fundraisers in Indiana House of Representatives elections are shown below. Individuals are presented with the office that they are on the ballot for in 2022, if applicable.

In the Democratic Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:

  • Mike Andrade (District 12) – $25,224
  • Katherine Rybak (District 76) – $16,768
  • Penny Githens (District 62) – $14,109
  • Kyle Miller (District 82) – $12,647
  • Chris Campbell (District 26) – $12,049

In the Republican Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:

  • Julie McGuire (District 93) – $572,948
  • Todd Huston (District 37) – $368,800
  • Craig Snow (District 22) – $325,206
  • Daniel Leonard (District 50) – $313,405
  • Martin Carbaugh (District 81) – $273,129

Fundraising totals

Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $159,105 in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $4.5 million. Combined, all House fundraisers in the Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022, filing period raised $4.6 million.

The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 51 percent of all Democratic House fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 41 percent of all Republican House fundraising.

The table below provides additional data from the campaign finance reports from the top 10 fundraisers during this period.

TOP 10 FUNDRAISERS – INDIANA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022)
Name Party Affiliation Raised Spent
Julie McGuire Republican Party $572,948 $517,858
Todd Huston Republican Party $368,800 $507,704
Craig Snow Republican Party $325,206 $181,333
Daniel Leonard Republican Party $313,405 $210,468
Martin Carbaugh Republican Party $273,129 $177,626
Matthew Whetstone Republican Party $185,551 $77,880
Robert Behning Republican Party $142,143 $91,757
Craig Haggard Republican Party $122,644 $93,005
Edward Clere Republican Party $104,300 $29,515
Shane Weist Republican Party $100,790 $31,770

Campaign finance reporting periods

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate PACs submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. Candidate PACs represent individuals who have run for state or local office at any point, including past and present officeholders. This article does not include non-candidate PACs. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/19/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election 10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly 11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report 1/18/2023

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.

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