These are the five most expensive Florida State House primary races

Elections for 79 of 120 seats in the Florida House of Representatives will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. State house primary elections are held on Aug. 23, 2022. Republicans hold a 76-42 majority heading into the election.

This article details the five most and least expensive contested primary elections in the House of Representatives. In the 2022 election cycle, 39 of 67 Republican primaries and 27 of 56 Democratic primaries are contested.

This information comes from candidate reports to the Florida Department of State covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through July 29, 2022.

Five primary elections with the most fundraising

#1 District 5 – $441,399

Shane Abbott (R) raised $358,721, Vance Coley (R) raised $82,678, and Clint Pate (R) raised $0.

#2 District 99 – $432,925

Hillary Cassel (D) raised $429,925, Barry Faske (D) raised $3,000, and Jeremy Katzman (D) raised $0.

#3 District 38 – $420,294

Incumbent David Smith (R) raised $420,294, Drake Wuertz (R) raised $0, and Patrick Weingart (R) raised $0.

#4 District 33 – $414,499

Incumbent Randy Fine (R) raised $414,499 and incumbent Brett Hage (R) raised $0.

#5 District 6 – $385,128

Philip Griffitts (R) raised $305,065, Brian Clowdus (R) raised $80,063, and Grey Dodge (R) raised $0.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. 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 M3 4/11/2022
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.