These are the most expensive contested elections in the Florida Senate

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

This article details the five most expensive contested general elections in the State Senate.

This information comes from candidate reports to the Florida Department of State covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Sept. 23, 2022.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

#1 District 3 – $1,117,894

Incumbent Loranne Ausley (D) raised $546,592 and Corey Simon (R) raised $571,302.

#2 District 12 – $1,115,654

Colleen Burton (R) raised $1,108,117 and Veysel Dokur (D) raised $7,537.

#3 District 21 – $1,101,070

Incumbent Ed Hooper (R) raised $1,099,788 and Amaro Lionheart (D) raised $1,283.

#4 District 10 – $1,086,110

Incumbent Jason Brodeur (R) raised $715,497 and Joy Goff-Marcil (D) raised $370,613.

#5 District 14 – $897,705

Incumbent Janet Cruz (D) raised $534,980 and Jay Collins (R) raised $362,725.

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.