Your Pennsylvania 2022 U.S. Senate Campaign Finance Cheat Sheet

The 2022 U.S. Senate primaries in Pennsylvania are drawing closer, and with the release of new campaign finance reports, candidates and election watchers can now get a glimpse of who had the most money before 2022.

A fuller picture will be revealed when the next set of reports are filed in April, as two GOP candidates – former hedge fund executive Dave McCormick and Philadelphia lawyer George Bochetto – joined the race last month. and were not yet required to file reports. . But the new campaign finance records, which span the entire 2021 calendar year, still provide insight into which candidates were successful in fundraising last year and which candidates were unsuccessful.



Below, City & State presents key statistics for the top five fundraisers in each political party’s state U.S. Senate race, based on campaign finance data for the full year through the end of 2021 from the Federal Election Commission.

Republicans

Jeff Bartos

Total contributions: $2,065,189.78

Personal loans: $1,240,000

Functionnary costs : $819,548.15

Cash: $2,480,109

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Montgomery County real estate developer Jeff Bartos may not put in the fundraising numbers top Democrats are, but he was still one of the top fundraisers in the GOP race in 2021. He’s also found success in several GOP caucus straw polls, and it will be interesting to see if Bartos can overcome the huge amount of personal money his other top opponents are putting in the race.

Carla Sands

Total contributions: $619,529.13

Personal loans: $3,600,000

Functionnary costs : $2,689,364.48

Cash: $1,520,014.65

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Carla Sands, former US Ambassador to Denmark, is another candidate whose candidacy has been marred by disappointing fundraising numbers and a few staff changes, but she has something the other candidates don’t: personal wealth – and lots of it. Sands made up for his lack of contributions by loaning himself more than $3.5 million in 2021, giving him the ability to stay in the running despite less than ideal fundraising numbers.

Mehmet Oz

Total contributions: $668,520

Personal loans: $5,205,915.56

Functionnary costs : $4,828,696.59

Cash: $1,029,238.97

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Famed doctor Dr Mehmet Oz was one of the last entrants in the Republican primary for the US Senate, and although he has been criticized for having recently returned to Pennsylvania from his home state of New Jersey, his presence – and its money – is already felt in the race. Oz loaned his campaign more than $5 million from a personal piggy bank and flooded the airwaves with TV ads supporting his candidacy.

Catherine Barnette

Total contributions: $1,211,719.59

Personal loans: $0

Functionnary costs : $808,254.07

Cash: $565,660.34

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Conservative commentator Kathy Barnette has struggled in the fundraising department compared to some of her other opponents in the race, but she still entered 2022 with around half a million dollars in the bank. She’ll likely need that sum — and more — as candidates such as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick cover television screens across the state with ads promoting their own vision for Pennsylvania.

Martin Rosenfeld

Total contributions: $12,929.40

Personal loans: $0

Functionnary costs : $3,250.48

Cash: $9,678.92

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In the absence of McCormick and Bochetto’s campaign finance reports, Martin Rosenfeld, a former law enforcement officer with experience in bookkeeping and tax preparation, entered 2022 with the fifth-highest number of cash available. Rosenfeld likely faces a tough climb to gain more recognition in the GOP primary, and still doesn’t have the financial resources of the other candidates, but for now, he’s still doing better financially than a number other Republican candidates.

Democrats

John Fetterman
Total contributions: $11,900,844.61

Personal loans: $0

Functionnary costs : $6,619,585.76

Cash: $5,324,810.37

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Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is seen as a frontrunner in the Democratic primary race for a reason — and it’s largely because of his ability to raise large sums of money. In the fourth quarter of 2021 alone, Fetterman raised $2.7 million, meaning Fetterman raised just under $12 million for the entire calendar year, dwarfing the number of nominees. fundraising on both sides of the aisle. The large sum will certainly benefit Fetterman as the Democratic primary heats up.

Conor Lamb

Total contributions: $4,058,190.77

Personal loans: $0

Functionnary costs : $1,892,504.10

Cash: $3,018,484.98

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U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb didn’t raise money like Fetterman did, although he entered the race months later and was still sitting on a next cozy egg as 2022 approached. Lamb still had about 3 million in hand early this year, putting him to the top of the Democratic field with a pretty hefty war chest. Will his spending escalate as the primary approaches? We will see.

Val Arkoosh***

Total contributions: $2,184,036.74

Personal loans: $500,000

Functionnary costs : $1,454,091.38

Cash: $1,223,829.86

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Montgomery County Commissioners Chairperson Dr. Val Arkoosh hasn’t fundraised like Lt. Gov. John Fetterman or U.S. Representative Conor Lamb did last year — a factor that likely led to her suspension. campaign on February 4. However, Arkoosh still had $1.2 million in his campaign war chest before the start of the year. In a video announcement, Arkoosh said she would “commit to doing everything I can to help ensure that we flip this Senate seat in November.” It will be worth watching to see if Arkoosh puts some of its remaining cash behind a Democratic nominee heading into November.

Malcolm Kenyatta

Total contributions: $1,535,123.67

Personal loans: $0

Functionnary costs : $1,248,630.42

Cash: $285,103.82

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What State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta lacked in fundraising in 2021, he seemed to make up for in endorsements. Kenyatta entered the year with just over $285,000 in hand – a figure well below that of other top Democratic primary contenders. But Kenyatta has also won a string of endorsements from state and local officials, unions and political groups, some of which could throw resources — or even political influence — his way as the primaries draw closer.

Kevin Baumlin

Total contributions: $646,662.85

Personal loans: $0

Functionnary costs : $535,150.09

Cash: $111,291.62

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Dr. Kevin Baumlin is one of the lesser-known names in the state’s Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, but the former chairman of emergency medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital has raised more than $640,000 in contributions l last year and spent over $500,000 on it. Baumlin also faces a steep climb to improve his name recognition, but he has raised more money than some other candidates in the race, placing him in the top five among Democrats.

***Dr. Val Arkoosh suspended his campaign in the U.S. State Senate race on February 4, 2022.

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