In this year’s race for Ohio’s 12th District seat in Congress, Democratic challenger Paula Brooks has received more in campaign contributions from the people of Ohio ($723,795) than Republican incumbent Patrick Tiberi has ($712,701).
In total campaign dollars, however, Pat Tiberi holds an immense advantage, with a warchest of $2,118,311. Paula Brooks has only $994,336 at her disposal. This is a decisive imbalance that could decide the race.
The difference: Pat Tiberi has collected $1,198,022 in PAC contributions from corporate entities. Paula Brooks has collected just $158,074 in PAC contributions. If money is a determinative factor in this race, Pat Tiberi will likely win due to his advantage in attracting the investment of corporate interests.