In Florida, Republican candidates have spent $6.3 million more than Democrats

In Florida, state-level candidates spent $20.5 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. Democratic candidates spent $5.7 million and Republican candidates spent $12.3 million. 

Florida Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 164 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Florida Department of State. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have spent the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Spent
1.Charlie Crist$2,891,565.46
2.Nicole Nikki Fried$667,355.00
3.Dan Daley$137,173.00
4.Hillary Cassel$123,464.07
5.Annette Taddeo$113,191.52
6.Joy M Goff Marcil$78,208.21
7.Benjamin Frank Diamond$73,545.18
8.Eunic Ortiz$72,164.72
9.Lori Beth Berman$62,470.33
10.Daryl Nevroy Campbell$62,366.52

Top 10 Republican candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

During the same time period, 153 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Florida Department of State. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported expenditures for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Spent
1.Ron DeSantis$5,476,608.95
2.Colleen Burton$566,662.03
3.Ashley Moody$416,968.99
4.Ed Hooper$376,201.60
5.Jason Brodeur$237,164.00
6.Ray Rodrigues$236,100.56
7.Spencer Roach$234,784.18
8.Jimmy Patronis$142,256.59
9.Randy Fine$137,059.14
10.Mike Giallombardo$122,742.86

In some states, officeholders may make expenditures from their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those expenditures are included in candidate campaign finance numbers.

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

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Q4 Data (2021 M12)1/10/2022
2022 M34/11/2022
2022 Primary 27/8/2022
2022 Primary 58/5/2022
2022 General 19/2/2022
2022 General 39/30/2022

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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Kalyn Stralow