The general election for Governor of Florida will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. In total, candidates running for Florida governor have raised $106.8 million, received no loans, and spent $9.2 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. The Democratic and Republican primaries are on Aug. 23, 2022.
Here’s the breakdown for the 10 candidates who are in the running:
Active Gubernatorial Candidates’ Campaign Finance, 1/1/2021- 3/31/2022
|Nicole Nikki Fried||Democratic||$1,909,840.25||$0.00||$667,355.00||Primary|
|Alex “Lundy” Lundmark||Democratic||$3,206.80||$0.00||$3,165.29||Primary|
|David Nelson Freeman||Democratic||$20.00||$0.00||$0.00||Primary|
|Ron DeSantis (Incumbent)||Republican||$96,223,650.28||$0.00||$5,476,608.95||Primary|
|John Joseph Mercadante||Republican||$415.83||$0.00||$970.00||Primary|
|Kyle “KC” Gibson||No Affiliation||$1,472.52||$0.00||$52.50||General|
|Frank Hughes Jr||Independent||$1,782.89||$0.00||$1,043.24||General|
Total fundraising in nine gubernatorial races in the 2022 election cycle
A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election and number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here is how total fundraising by all candidates for Florida governor compares to the eight other gubernatorial races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:
|Rank||State||Total Donations||Total Candidates||Active Candidates||Election Stage||Available Reporting Period|
|1||Florida||$106,753,115||12||10||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022|
|2||Texas||$72,717,055||24||5||General Election||1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022|
|3||Pennsylvania||$55,727,674||20||5||General Election||1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022|
|4||Arizona||$24,376,884||15||12||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022|
|5||Ohio||$22,113,468||9||5||General Election||1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022|
|6||Michigan||$20,716,429||16||7||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022|
|7||California||$13,997,678||32||2||General Election||1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022|
|8||Wisconsin||$13,933,407||10||9||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 3/13/2022|
|9||Minnesota||$8,263,072||14||11||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 3/30/2022|
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 Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Q4 Data (2021 M12)||1/10/2022|
|2022 Primary 2||7/8/2022|
|2022 Primary 5||8/5/2022|
|2022 General 1||9/2/2022|
|2022 General 3||9/30/2022|
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.
Editor’s note: The original version of this article had the primary incorrectly listed as Aug. 22. Thank you for reporting this error.