Florida Republican candidates have raised $196.5 million more than Democrats

In Florida, state-level candidates have raised $299.1 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Sept. 23, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $45.3 million and Republican candidates have raised $241.8 million. 

Florida Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 9/23/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 9/23/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 257 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Florida Department of State. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have raised the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Raised
1.Charlie Crist$26,052,415.01
2.Nicole Nikki Fried$3,761,974.97
3.Reggie Gaffney$648,442.00
4.Lauren Book$594,799.00
5.Loranne Ausley$546,592.33
6.Janet Cruz$534,980.09
7.Hillary Cassel$523,074.46
8.Allison Tant$423,238.22
9.Daryl Nevroy Campbell$406,091.22
10.Joy M Goff Marcil$386,272.68

Top 10 Republican candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 9/23/2022)

During the same time period, 273 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Florida Department of State. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported contribuions for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Raised
1.Ron DeSantis$180,591,991.51
2.Wilton Simpson$10,389,500.05
3.Ashley Moody$9,065,596.45
4.Jimmy Patronis$1,890,433.44
5.Chad Chronister$1,133,337.00
6.Colleen Burton$1,115,367.22
7.Ed Hooper$1,103,787.55
8.Jason Fischer$824,671.19
9.Blaise Ingoglia$805,563.87
10.Jason Brodeur$715,497.40

In some states, officeholders may accept donations to their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those donations are included in candidate campaign finance numbers.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida candidate PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Name of ReportReporting PeriodDeadline
2021 Q4 (2021 M12)10/1/2021 – 12/31/20211/10/2022
2022 Q1 (2022 M1,M2,M3)1/1/2022 – 3/31/20224/11/2022
2022 Primary 2 (M4, M5, Primary 1 & P2)4/1/2022 – 6/30/20227/8/2022
2022 General 1 (Primary 2, 2A, 3,4,5,6, P7 & General 1, G1A)7/1/2022 – 9/2/20229/9/2022
2022 General 3 (General 2,2A,3 & 3A)9/3/2022 – 9/30/202210/7/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual (General 4, 4A, 5 & Semiannual)10/1/2022 – 12/31/20221/10/2023

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.