Florida Republican candidates have raised $110.6 million more than Democrats

In Florida, state-level candidates have raised $174.8 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $16.7 million and Republican candidates have raised $127.3 million. 

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

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (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 raised the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Raised
1.Charlie Crist$8,254,576.68
2.Nicole Nikki Fried$1,909,840.25
3.Reggie Gaffney$534,019.19
4.Hillary Cassel$388,680.46
5.Annette Taddeo$358,149.81
6.Allison Tant$288,137.49
7.Lauren Book$260,135.00
8.Loranne Ausley$209,503.63
9.Lori Beth Berman$209,380.00
10.Janet Cruz Rifkin$180,833.06

Top 10 Republican candidates, by donations (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 donations for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Raised
1.Ron DeSantis$96,223,650.28
2.Wilton Simpson$6,606,668.79
3.Ashley Moody$4,944,887.81
4.Chad Chronister$1,133,337.00
5.Jimmy Patronis$957,132.42
6.Colleen Burton$843,417.60
7.Jason Fischer$824,631.19
8.Ed Hooper$765,194.92
9.Ray Rodrigues$608,757.31
10.Blaise Ingoglia$516,492.75

In some states, officeholders may accept donations to their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those donations 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.