These are the five most expensive Florida State Senate primary races

Elections for all 40 seats in the Florida State Senate will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. State senatorial primary elections are held on Aug. 23, 2022. Republicans hold a 23-16 majority heading into the election.

This article details the five most and least expensive contested primary elections in the State Senate. In the 2022 election cycle, nine of 37 Republican primaries and five of 29 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 4 – $1,092,598

Jason Fischer (R) raised $824,671 and Clay Yarborough (R) raised $267,927.

#2 District 5 – $735,823

Reggie Gaffney (D) raised $582,744 and Tracie Davis (D) raised $153,079.

#3 District 35 – $498,157

Incumbent Lauren Book (D) raised $478,687 and Barbara Sharief (D) raised $19,470.

#4 District 10 – $449,115

Incumbent Jason Brodeur (R) raised $449,115 and Denali Charres (R) raised $0.

#5 District 2 – $297,456

Jay Trumbull (R) raised $297,456 and Regina Piazza (R) raised $0.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. 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.