The top 10 Florida candidates raised 79 percent of all donations

In Florida politics, state-level candidates and officeholders raised $270.3 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Sept. 2, 2022. More than $212.7 million, or 79 percent, of all donations reported by candidate committees were raised by the 10 individuals at the top of the list.

Top 10 Florida candidates (1/1/2021 – 9/2/2022)

Here are the 10 Florida candidates and officeholders who have raised the most money so far in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Florida Department of State:

Rank Candidate/Officeholder Name Total Donations
1 Ron DeSantis $166,578,634
2 Charlie Crist $18,570,267
3 Wilton Simpson $9,686,460
4 Ashley Moody $8,348,945
5 Nicole Nikki Fried $3,761,975
6 Jimmy Patronis $1,703,966
7 Chad Chronister $1,133,337
8 Colleen Burton $1,051,092
9 Ed Hooper $1,026,218
10 Jason Fischer $824,671

The list of Florida candidates and officeholders includes anyone with a candidate PAC that filed campaign finance reports during this time period, and may include former candidates or current officeholders who are not running in this cycle. PACs not associated with a candidate are not included in the values above.

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.

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.