Florida GOP raises more than $3.5 million in first financial quarter

by | Apr 11, 2024

The Republican Party of Florida raised more than $3.5 million in the first quarter of 2024, outpacing the Florida Democratic Party.

The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) announced on Thursday that it raised more than $3.5 million through the first financial quarter of 2024 from 7,507 unique donors.

“The RPOF continues to keep the pressure on our opponents,” RPOF Chairman Evan Power said. “From massive wins in recent local elections to a tremendous fundraising report the party is continuing to dominate in Florida in ways we have never seen before. I look forward to taking the fight to the Democrats in November.”

During the same timeframe, the Florida Democratic Party raised $1.3 million through 5,271 contributions. The figure marked the party’s highest fundraised total during a single quarter in more than a year.

The RPOF fundraising haul comes as it continues to surpass the state Democrats in voter registrations. As of April 1, there are approximately 900,000 more registered Republicans in Florida than Democrats. In amassing the registration lead, the state GOP has flipped several counties and made gains in populous regions including Hillsborough and Duval Counties.

On Wednesday, Rep. Tom Leek contributed $25,000 to the RPOF in what the party referred to as a strong endorsement of Power as Chairman.

“The Republican Party of Florida continues to make incredible gains in stellar candidate recruitment, impressive voter registration numbers, and vital voter turnout programs, and it is my hope other candidate campaigns and political committees will consider doing the same at this critical time,”Leek said in a prepared statement.

In recent months, House Speaker Paul Renner, Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson, and Senate President-Designate Ben Albritton all pledged $100,000 to the party.  House Speaker-Designate Daniel Perez also contributed $50,000.


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