$100 million man: Florida’s DeSantis assembles massive war chest for re-election

At $109.8 million, Florida governor is the number one fundraiser in state politics in the 2022 election cycle.

Updated: April 9, 2022 - 6:31am

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In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis is the No. 1 fundraiser in state politics in the 2022 election cycle so far.

According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Florida Secretary of State, the governor received $109,869,159 in total contributions and spent $13,706,657 between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. DeSantis is running for re-election in 2022.

DeSantis is a Republican who first assumed office in 2019.

Of the $109.8 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 14.3 percent came from his top 10 donors:

  1. $6,600,000, Republican Governors Association
  2. $5,000,000, Kenneth C. Griffin
  3. $800,000, David F MacNeil
  4. $518,899, Republican Party of Florida
  5. $505,000, Florida Prosperity Fund
  6. $505,000, Gale L. Lemerand
  7. $500,000, Spring Bay Capital
  8. $500,000, Walter W. Buckley Jr.
  9. .$400,000, Voice of Florida
  10. $350,000, Bruce Rauner

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