On 3 Public Relations presents Florida’s state and legislative campaign finance reports for everything raised and spent through April 30, 2014. The M4 information, covering activities April 1-30, was due to the Florida Division of Elections by midnight Monday, May 12th. On3PR now tracks both monthly and cumulative totals for your convenience. Information was secured from the State’s Division of Elections website at www.DOS.STATE.FL.US.
The M4 Report is the first of its kind. House and Senate members were prohibited from fundraising activities during this reporting period as it occurred during the 60-day Session. Now reporting monthly, there are no contributions, only expenditures, for House and Senate members. As a result, the top Senate and top House fundraising numbers remain the same as the M3 report, with the exception of candidate Brad Drake’s contribution totals in HD 5.
Top Senate Fundraisers
Sen. Joe Negron (R-32); $578,754.00
Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-30); $520,968.88
Sen. Wilton Simpson (R-18); $453,176.05
Sen. Jack Latvala (R-20); $422,060.00
Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-22); $409,465.00
Top House Fundraisers
Rep. Steve Crisafulli (R-51); $391,143.00
Rep. Erik Fresen (R-114); $260,489.10
Rep. Dana Young (R-60); $243,286.12
Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-78); $231,590.00
Candidate Brad Drake (R-5); $231,405.00
In the 2014 election cycle, all of Florida’s 27 congressional seats, the Governor and Cabinet seats, the even-numbered state senate seats, and all 120 state house seats are on the ballot. From January to June, campaign finance reports are due the 10th of every month, with the exception of the May report which is due the 12th. After the June report, the Governor and Cabinet races report on a different schedule than state legislative seats.
2014 Important Dates
State candidate qualifying period is noon June 16 through noon June 20, 2014
Primary Election is Tuesday, August 26, 2014
General Election is Tuesday, November 4, 2014
To Access Today’s M4 Report
To access this report please go to www.On3PR.com and click on the ‘Campaign Finance’ reports tab for password protected information.