Florida attorney general raises $1.2 million this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Florida Department of State, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has raised $1.2 million and spent $416,969 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. Moody is currently ranked fourth in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.

Moody is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2019. In Florida, the attorney general is an elected position. The primary job of a state attorney general is to serve as chief legal adviser to the agencies and legislative organs that make up his or her state’s government, in addition to the citizens residing within the state. Moody is running for re-election in 2022.

Moody’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2022)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Moody

Of the $1.2 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 24.9 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Moody (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$619,368.55Republican Party of FloridaENTITY
2.$100,000.00Republican Attorneys General AssociationENTITY
3.$100,000.00Schumacher Automotive IncENTITY
4.$75,000.00Duke EnergyENTITY
5.$75,000.00Florida Jobs PACENTITY
6.$60,000.00Rai Services CompanyENTITY
7.$50,000.00Amanda E SchumacherINDIVIDUAL
8.$50,000.00Daniel LoebINDIVIDUAL
9.$50,000.00Edward J Debartolo JrINDIVIDUAL
10.$50,000.00Joseph C WhiteINDIVIDUAL

Expenditures by Moody

Moody reported $416,969 in expenditures, with 90.2 percent going to the 10 payees topping this list. “Payees” are entities or individuals listed as the recipients of campaign expenditures, and may include vendors, campaign accounts, and transfers.

Top Expenditures by Moody (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$200,000.00Republican Party of FloridaENTITY
2.$55,000.00Issue Management LLCENTITY
3.$22,293.23Carroll and Company CPA’sENTITY
4.$21,279.98Anedot IncENTITY
5.$21,075.63Consensus Media LLCENTITY
6.$18,920.00Simwins LLCENTITY
7.$10,344.95Deborah Aleksander LLCENTITY
8.$9,365.00Coates Law Firm PlENTITY
9.$9,010.17Erica M UlmerINDIVIDUAL
10.$9,000.00Convert Digital LLCENTITY

How donations to Moody compare to the same office in other states

Contributions vary widely among officeholders in the same role. A number of factors, including whether the position is appointed or elected, can influence donor activity. Here is how Moody’s donations compare to the 10 other attorney generals with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:

Across the U.S., 27 attorney generals are members of the Republican Party and 23 are members of the Democratic Party. Voters elect the attorney general in 43 states, while they are chosen by a state government organ in the other seven. In 2022, 30 states are holding elections for the position.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida 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.