These Florida State Senate candidates raised the most money and lost

Elections for all 40 seats in the Florida State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 28-12 majority heading into the election.

This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their election. In the 2022 election cycle, 26 of 40 general elections were contested. The losing candidates are shown along with the percentage of the vote they received compared to the winner. In cases where the race was pushed to a runoff, vote percentages for both advancing candidates are included.

State Senate candidates who raised the most money and lost their general election

This information comes from candidate reports to the Florida Department of State covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Nov. 3, 2022.

The candidates who raised the most money and lost their election were:

  • Loranne Ausley – $775,368 – District 3 (Lost general 47% – 53%)
  • Janet Cruz – $711,045 – District 14 (Lost general 45% – 55%)
  • Janelle Perez – $522,730 – District 38 (Lost general 46% – 54%)
  • Joy Goff-Marcil – $482,257 – District 10 (Lost general 45% – 55%)
  • Eunic Ortiz – $416,617 – District 18 (Lost general 43% – 57%)

State Senate candidates who raised the most money and lost their general election last cycle

This information comes from candidate reports to the Florida Department of State covering the period of Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020.

The candidates who raised the most money and lost their election were:

  • Jose Javier Rodriguez – $1,108,148 – District 37 (Lost general 49% – 49%)
  • Javier Fernandez – $1,078,021 – District 39 (Lost general 43% – 56%)
  • Patricia Sigman – $805,407 – District 9 (Lost general 48% – 50%)
  • Marva Harris Preston – $451,342 – District 3 (Lost general 47% – 53%)
  • Brian Norton – $67,202 – District 29 (Lost general 44% – 56%)

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.

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.




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