Democrats outraise Republicans by 33% in Pennsylvania House races – Ballotpedia News

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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Department of State. It includes activity between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021.

Top fundraisers in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by party

The top fundraisers in Pennsylvania 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 were:

  • Kevin Boyle – $975,525
  • Matthew Bradford – $957,046
  • Brian Sims – $684,444
  • Joanna McClinton – $564,189
  • Malcolm Kenyatta – $260,096

In the Republican Party, the top fundraisers were:

  • Bryan Cutler – $457,816
  • Greg Rothman – $388,370
  • Thomas Mehaffie (District 106) – $366,250
  • Stanley Saylor – $328,638
  • Andrew Lewis – $247,050

Fundraising totals

Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $6.82 million in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $4.90 million. Combined, all House fundraisers in the January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, filing period raised $11.73 million.

The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 50 percent of all Democratic House fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 36 percent of all Republican House fundraising.

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


Name Party Affiliation Raised Spent
Kevin Boyle Democratic Party $975,525 $262,423
Matthew Bradford Democratic Party $957,046 $680,164
Brian Sims Democratic Party $684,444 $347,055
Joanna McClinton Democratic Party $564,189 $240,851
Bryan Cutler Republican Party $457,816 $569,912
Greg Rothman Republican Party $388,370 $124,536
Thomas Mehaffie Republican Party $366,250 $60,039
Stanley Saylor Republican Party $328,638 $299,465
Malcolm Kenyatta Democratic Party $260,096 $167,505
Andrew Lewis Republican Party $247,050 $119,711

Campaign finance reporting periods

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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. In 2022, Transparency USA will publish campaign finance data after the following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report Name Report Due Date
2021 Annual (C7) 1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C1) 3/17/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C2) 5/9/2022
2022 Post-Primary (C3) 6/20/2022
2022 Pre-General (C4) 9/22/2022
2022 Pre-General (C5) 10/31/2022
2022 Post-General (C6) 12/12/2022
2022 Annual (C7) 2/1/2023

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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