Ron DeSantis raised more than any other Republican statewide candidate or officeholder in Florida

Florida Republican statewide candidates and officeholders have raised $157.8 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Ron DeSantis has raised more than any other Republican.

DeSantis is Governor of Florida and is running for re-election in 2022. DeSantis raised $140.5 million and spent $13.7 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Florida Department of State reports, the following individual donors and PACs gave the most money to DeSantis.

Ron DeSantis’ Top 10 Donors, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $140.5 million in reported donations, $41.4 million came from these 10 donors:

Total Donations Name Type
$15,350,000 Republican Governors Association – Federal ENTITY
$10,000,000 Robert T Bigelow INDIVIDUAL
$6,951,748 Republican Party of Florida ENTITY
$5,000,000 Kenneth C Griffin INDIVIDUAL
$1,000,000 Walter W Buckley Jr INDIVIDUAL
$900,000 David F Macneil INDIVIDUAL
$650,000 Bruce Rauner INDIVIDUAL
$505,000 Florida Prosperity Fund ENTITY
$505,000 Gale L Lemerand INDIVIDUAL
$500,000 Bernard Marcus INDIVIDUAL

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. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

See updates to Ron DeSantis’ campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

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.