These Ohio House candidates raised the most money and lost their primary – Ballotpedia News

General elections for the 99 seats in the Ohio House of Representatives will be held on November 8, 2022. State House primaries were held on August 2, 2022. Republicans hold a 64-35 majority before the elections.

This article details the five candidates from each party who raised the most money and lost their primary elections. In the 2022 election cycle, 30 of 91 Republican primaries and 30 of 83 Democratic primaries were contested. Losing candidates are displayed with the percentage of votes they received relative to the primary winner. In cases where the race was pushed to a second round, the vote percentages for the two leading candidates are included.

Top fundraisers with unsuccessful primary campaigns this cycle

This information comes from the Ohio Secretary of State Candidate Reports covering the period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022.

The Democratic candidates who raised the most money and lost their primary are:

  • Gavi Begtrup – $178,099 – District 27 (primary lost 38% – 62%)
  • Monique Smith – $96,127 – District 16 (primary lost 44% – 56%)
  • Kelly Harrop – $64,123 – District 3 (primary lost 34% – 36%)
  • Vincent Stokes II – $33,937 – District 22 (primary lost 22% – 70%)
  • Bria Bennett – $27,010 – District 64 (primary lost 31% – 69%)

The Republican candidates who raised the most money and lost their primary are:

  • Mark Fraizer – $205,857 – District 68 (primary lost 42% – 58%)
  • Matt King – $109,314 – District 46 (primary lost 44% – 56%)
  • JJ Sreenan – $48,580 – District 78 (primary lost 45% – 55%)
  • Jacob Larger – $37,320 – District 84 (primary lost 36% – 61%)
  • Kim Georgeton – $28,915 – District 28 (primary lost 41% – 59%)

Top fundraisers whose top campaigns failed in the last cycle

This information comes from the Ohio Secretary of State Candidate Reports covering the period from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020.

The Democratic candidates who raised the most money and lost their primary in 2020 were:

  • Mohamud Jama – $80,200 – District 25 (primary lost 23% – 45%)
  • Joe Romano – $33,455 – District 16 (Primary lost 30% – 70%)
  • Kofi Nsia‐Pepra – $11,752 – District 25 (primary lost 8% – 45%)
  • AJ Harris – $11,355 – District 36 (primary lost 34% – 66%)
  • Mayo Makinde – $9,935 – District 25 (primary lost 17% – 45%)

The Republican candidates who raised the most money and lost their primary in 2020 were:

  • Allen Freeman – $110,879 – District 66 (primary lost 32% – 36%)
  • Mark Welch – $70,728 – District 52 (primary lost 48% – 52%)
  • Joe Dills – $54,680 – District 65 (primary lost 41% – 44%)
  • Shayne Thomas – $40,227 – District 88 (primary lost 36% – 41%)
  • Thaddeus Claggett – $35,185 – District 71 (primary lost 49% – 51%)

The above data is based on campaign finance reports that active Ohio PACs have submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA releases campaign finance data after key reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require registrants to submit additional reports.

Report name Report due date
Annual 2021 01/31/2022
2022 Pre-primary 04/21/2022
Post-Primary 2022 06/10/2022
Half-yearly 2022 07/29/2022
Pre-General 2022 27/10/2022
2022 Post-General 16/12/2022

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

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