On 3 Public Relations presents its comprehensive data on Florida’s statewide and legislative campaign finance reports for everything raised and spent through July 4, 2014. The P2 information, which covers activities June 28 – July 4 for statewide candidates, and June 21 – July 4 for legislative candidates, was due to the Florida Division of Elections by midnight Friday, July 11th. Go to On3PR.com to access the latest information.
Reporting Schedule through the General Election
Future reporting dates for both statewide and legislative candidates are as follows:
Statewide Campaigns: July 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 31; Daily contribution-only reports October 24-30.
Legislative Campaigns: July 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22; September 5, 19; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
Top Senate Fundraisers
Sen. Joe Negron (R-32); $623,039.00
Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-30); $612,009.98
Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-22); $447,336.00
Sen. Jack Latvala (R-20); $437,185.00
Sen. Tom Lee (R-24); $347,125.00
Top House Fundraisers
Rep. Steve Crisafulli (R-51); $426,318.00
Rep. Erik Fresen (R-114); $278,681.60
Candidate Brad Drake (R-5); $269,455.00
Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-78); $232,090.00
Candidate Paul Renner (R-15); $224,595.74
Termination Reports and 2016/2018 Filing
Legislators who were automatically re-elected to office after the June qualifying period now have until September 18th (90 days) to submit their termination reports. Campaign finance laws allow for several methods of expending surplus dollars, including a new law enabling incumbents to transfer up to $20,000 in the campaign account for re-election to the same office. Look for many legislators to file for 2016 and 2018 election cycles early, in order to transfer those funds under the new law.