Florida Republican candidates have spent $132.6 million more than Democrats

In Florida, state-level candidates have spent $251.1 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Nov. 3, 2022. Democratic candidates have spent $51.5 million and Republican candidates have spent $184.1 million. 

Florida Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 11/3/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 11/3/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 265 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Florida Secretary of State. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have spent the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal spent
1.Charlie Crist$30,883,270.61
2.Nicole Nikki Fried$3,570,644.83
3.Loranne Ausley$627,464.43
4.Reggie Gaffney$604,677.91
5.Hillary Cassel$584,831.46
6.Lauren Book$562,342.35
7.Barbara Sharief$549,734.40
8.Janet Cruz$436,164.48
9.Annette Taddeo$383,267.42
10.Allison Tant$378,290.31

Top 10 Republican candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 11/3/2022)

During the same time period, 276 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Florida Secretary of State. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported expenditures for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal spent
1.Ron DeSantis$129,719,733.61
2.Wilton Simpson$8,867,338.49
3.Ashley Moody$6,610,295.19
4.Ralph E Massullo Jr$1,738,018.86
5.Jimmy Patronis$1,384,415.66
6.Colleen Burton$950,372.27
7.Ed Hooper$913,910.56
8.David Smith$693,118.71
9.Ray Rodrigues$681,609.50
10.Jessica Baker$622,255.67

In some states, officeholders may make expenditures from their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those expenditures 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 Secretary 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.