North Carolina Gov. Cooper receives $2.6 million, with the NCDLC as top donor – Ballotpedia News

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In North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper is the number three fundraiser in state politics in the 2022 election cycle so far. According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE), the governor received $2,631,856 in total contributions and spent $874,238 between Jan. 1, 2021 and July 29, 2022. Cooper’s current term ends in 2025.

Gov. Cooper is a member of the Democratic Party and first assumed office in 2017.

Contributions to Gov. Cooper

Of the $2.6 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 12.5 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Gov. Cooper (1/1/2021 – 7/29/22)

Rank Total Amount Donor Name Donor Type
1. $180,885.20 NC Democratic Leadership Committee “Ncdlc” ENTITY
2. $82,964.66 Gmmb Inc ENTITY
3. $11,475.00 Catherine Morris INDIVIDUAL
4. $11,200.00 C Sherwin Suddreth INDIVIDUAL
5. $10,500.00 William R Hazzard INDIVIDUAL
6. $8,400.00 Ilene C Siegler INDIVIDUAL
7. $6,600.00 Ima Cary Nailling INDIVIDUAL
8. $6,100.00 C Ralph Hodge INDIVIDUAL
9. $6,100.00 Mack B Pearsall Jr INDIVIDUAL
10. $5,700.00 Jeanette W Hyde INDIVIDUAL

Expenditures by Gov. Cooper

On the expenditures side, Gov. Cooper reported $874,238, with 79.6 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list. 

Top Expenditures by Gov. Cooper (1/1/2021 – 7/29/2022)

Rank Total Amount Payee Name Payee Type
1. $266,621.96 Nexus Strategies Inc ENTITY
2. $202,232.21 RWT Production LLC ENTITY
3. $68,989.42 Battleaxe Digital LLC ENTITY
4. $33,415.35 Vantiv LLC ENTITY
5. $32,364.15 Mariah Morgan ENTITY
6. $26,575.00 Windward Strategies Inc ENTITY
7. $20,908.32 North Carolina Department of Transportation ENTITY
8. $17,528.96 Act Blue ENTITY
9. $14,998.28 United States Postal Service ENTITY
10. $12,541.66 ADP as Depository for Payroll Taxes ENTITY

How Gov. Cooper’s fundraising compares to other governors

Among elected officials holding the same level of state office, fundraising varies widely. A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for reelection, influence donor activity. Here is how fundraising by North Carolina Gov. Cooper compares to the 10 other governors with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:

Fundraising reported by 11 U.S. governors in the 2022 election cycle

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active North Carolina PACs submitted to the NCSBE. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Name of Report Reporting Period Deadline
Q1 Plus 1/1/22 – 4/30/22 5/10/2022
Q2 Plus 5/1/22 – 6/30/22 6/12/2022
Semiannual 1/1/22- 6/30/22 7/29/2022
Q3 Plus 7/1/22 – 10/22/22 11/1/2022
Q4 10/23/2022 – 12/31/22 1/11/2023
Jan Semiannual 1/1/22 – 12/31/22 1/27/2023

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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