The Green Papers: Florida 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 30 August 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 30 August 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CT and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET.
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CT and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:18,900,773 (6.10% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:29(5.39% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:27(6.21% of 435)
Capital:Tallahassee
 

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Florida State and Local Government

Florida 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Florida Department of State's Candidate Tracking


30 August 2016 primary returns from the
Florida Department of State.
Results from
AP.


8 November 2016 returns from the Florida Department of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 29 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (6, 6 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 4,617,886 49.02% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(29 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 4,504,975 47.82% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 207,043 2.20% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Green 64,399 0.68% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Constitution 16,475 0.17% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Reform 9,108 0.10% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Write-in; (Kotlikoff for President) 74 0.00% Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 25 0.00% Richard A. Duncan
for Vice President: Ricky Johnson
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 24 0.00% Andrew Daniel "Andy" Basiago
for Vice President: Karen Dell Kinnison
FEC P60015351; 28 Nov 16; Tot $17,034; Dsb $20,396
  Candidate Write-in 19 0.00% Zoltan Istvan Gyurko
for Vice President: Lisa M. Memmel
Transhumanist Party

FEC P60008190
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 9 0.00% Anthony "Tony" Joseph Valdivia
for Vice President: Aaron Roy Barriere
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 2 0.00% Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner
FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
Total 9,420,039 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Bill Nelson
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006, 2012
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
9 July 2015: Announced he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on 13 July.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Bill Nelson
FEC S8FL00166
  Candidate Republican     Marcia Thorne
FEC S8FL00232
    America's Party     Franklin "Ed" Shoemaker - apparently not a candidate
31 January 2015: Filed a Termination Report with the FEC.

FEC S8FL00224

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Marco Rubio
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary

  • 22 June 2016: Announced he will seek re-election to the United States Senate.
  • 13 April 2015: Announced he will run for President in 2016. He will not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate.

 Candidate list (7, 5 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 4,835,191 51.98% Senator  Marco Rubio
22 June 2016: Announced he will seek re-election.
13 April 2015: Announced he will run for President in 2016. He will not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate.

FEC S0FL00338; 28 Nov 16; Tot $16,552,797; Dsb $16,178,563
  Candidate Democratic 4,122,088 44.31% Congressman  Patrick Erin Murphy
CD 18.
23 March 2015: Announced run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

FEC S6FL00319; 28 Nov 16; Tot $17,692,864; Dsb $18,071,657
  Candidate Libertarian 196,956 2.12% Paul Anthony Stanton
FEC S6FL00467; 20 Dec 16; Tot $25,164; Dsb $25,164
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 52,451 0.56% Bruce Nathan
FEC S6FL00327; 15 Nov 16; Tot $17,717; Dsb $17,714
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 45,820 0.49% Anton "Tony" Khoury
FEC S6FL00434; 28 Nov 16; Tot $214,555; Dsb $183,589
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 26,918 0.29% Steven Machat
FEC S6FL00517; 30 Jun 16; Tot $25,943; Dsb $23,899
  Candidate No Party Affiliation; (Republican) 22,236 0.24% Basil Edward Dalack
FEC S6FL00459; 19 Oct 16; Tot $7,420; Dsb $7,318
  Candidate Write-in 56 0.00% Charles Frederick Tolbert
FEC S6FL00533
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 50 0.00% Howard Knepper
FEC S0FL00544
  Candidate Write-in 37 0.00% Angela Marie Walls-Windhauser
FEC S6FL00442
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 10 0.00% Robert Samuel Kaplan
FEC S6FL00558
  Candidate Write-in 7 0.00% Bradley J. Patrick
FEC S6FL00541
Total 9,301,820 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Richard L. "Rick" Scott
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Dembinsky
  Candidate Republican     Usha Jain
  Candidate Republican     Angel Luis Rivera
  Candidate Republican     Nathan Wilson
  Candidate Republican     Daniel P. Zutler
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Joe Allen
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Kyle "KC" Gibson

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on ticket with Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Carlos Lopez-Cantera
Appointed: 14 January 2014 re: resignation of Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll (Republican), entered office 3 February 2014. Re-elected: 2014.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Candidate for the Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
17 Republican (4 Open, 13 Renominated);
10 Democratic (3 Open, 1 Lost / No longer running, 6 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Jefferson B. "Jeff" Miller
First elected 16 October 2001 - in a Special Election re: the resignation of Congressman Joe Scarborough 6 September 2001.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 10 March 2016: Announced retirement.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 255,107 69.10% state Representative  Matt Gaetz
FEC H6FL01119; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,132,346; Dsb $1,076,657
  Candidate Democratic 114,079 30.90% Steven K. Specht
FEC H6FL01176; 31 Dec 16; Tot $61,750; Dsb $54,601
Total 369,186 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  Gwendolyn "Gwen" Graham
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 21 April 2016: Not running for re-election in 2016.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 231,163 67.32% Neal Patrick Dunn
FEC H6FL02208; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,966,209; Dsb $1,940,944
  Candidate Democratic 102,801 29.94% Walter T. "Walt" Dartland
FEC H6FL02257; 31 Dec 16; Tot $136,763; Dsb $136,763
  Candidate Libertarian 9,395 2.74% Robert B. "Rob" Lapham
FEC H6FL02240; 17 Nov 16; Tot $18,287; Dsb $27,974
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% Antoine Edward Roberts
FEC H6FL02273
Total 343,362 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Theodore Scott "Ted" Yoho
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 193,843 56.56% Congressman  Theodore Scott "Ted" Yoho
FEC H2FL06109; 28 Nov 16; Tot $826,777; Dsb $779,593
  Candidate Democratic 136,338 39.78% Kenneth Randol "Ken" McGurn
FEC H6FL03081; 29 Nov 16; Tot $602,082; Dsb $602,082
  Candidate No Party Affiliation; (Democratic) 12,519 3.65% Thomas Beckwith "Tom" Wells
FEC H6FL03073; 31 Dec 16; Tot $7,916; Dsb $7,757
Total 342,700 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Ander M. Crenshaw
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 13 April 2016: Not seeking re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 287,509 70.18% former Duval County Sheriff John Rutherford
FEC H6FL04105; 28 Nov 16; Tot $833,563; Dsb $819,004
  Candidate Democratic 113,088 27.61% David Edward "Dave" Bruderly
FEC H2FL06091; 30 Nov 16; Tot $50,194; Dsb $50,194
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 9,054 2.21% Gary L. Koniz
FEC H2FL04138
  Candidate Write-in 11 0.00% Daniel "Danny" Murphy
FEC H6FL04170
Total 409,662 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Democratic Congressman Corrine Brown
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - defeated in 30 August 2016 Primary
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 194,549 64.23% former state Senator Alfred "Al" Lawson, Jr.
FEC H0FL02086; 28 Nov 16; Tot $444,205; Dsb $342,173
  Candidate Republican 108,325 35.77% Gloreatha "Glo" Scurry-Smith
FEC H6FL05169; 28 Nov 16; Tot $89,178; Dsb $87,893
Total 302,874 100.00%  
 8 July 2016: Congressman Corrine Brown (Democratic) is indicted with 24 charges including mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy, obstruction, and filing of false tax returns following a federal investigation into a fraudulent charity, "One Door for Education Foundation Inc.".

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary

  • 22 June 2016: Ended his U.S. Senate campaign and announced that he would seek re-election to the U.S. House.
  • 13 April 2015: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.

 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 213,519 58.57% Congressman  Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
22 June 2016: Ended his U.S. Senate campaign and announced that he would seek re-election.
13 April 2015: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.

FEC H2FL00292; 28 Nov 16; Tot $4,928,194; Dsb $3,906,956
  Candidate Democratic 151,051 41.43% William "Bill" McCullough
FEC H6FL06126; 28 Nov 16; Tot $41,250; Dsb $42,518
Total 364,570 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John L. Mica
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 182,039 51.47% Stephanie Murphy
FEC H6FL07140; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,071,808; Dsb $1,029,307
  Candidate Republican 171,583 48.52% Congressman  John L. Mica
FEC H2FL08055; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,646,783; Dsb $1,803,467
  Candidate Write-in 33 0.01% Mike Plaskon
FEC H6FL07157
Total 353,655 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William "Bill" Posey
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 246,483 63.11% Congressman  William "Bill" Posey
FEC H8FL15107; 28 Nov 16; Tot $895,337; Dsb $723,172
  Candidate Democratic 127,127 32.55% Corry Westbrook
FEC H4FL08077; 01 Dec 16; Tot $37,565; Dsb $61,906
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 16,951 4.34% Bill Stinson
FEC H6FL08254; 28 Nov 16; Tot $20,500; Dsb $13,970
Total 390,561 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  Alan Mark Grayson
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 9 July 2015: Announced he is running for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 195,311 57.48% state Senator Darren Soto
FEC H6FL09179; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,208,464; Dsb $1,182,630
  Candidate Republican 144,450 42.52% Wayne Kurt Liebnitzky
FEC H6FL09195; 31 Dec 16; Tot $32,471; Dsb $31,975
Total 339,761 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Daniel "Dan" Webster
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
Congressman Webster is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 11.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 198,491 64.87% Valdez "Val" Demings
FEC H2FL08063; 30 Sep 15; Tot $165,168; Dsb $14,388
  Candidate Republican 107,498 35.13% Thuy Lowe
FEC H6FL05177; 28 Nov 16; Tot $50,735; Dsb $47,976
Total 305,989 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Richard B. "Rich" Nugent
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 2 November 2015: Announced retirement.
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 258,016 65.37% Congressman Daniel "Dan" Webster
Congressman Webster, incumbent in CD 10, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 11.

FEC H0FL08208; 28 Nov 16; Tot $865,029; Dsb $951,692
  Candidate Democratic 124,713 31.60% David C. "Dave" Koller
FEC H4FL11071; 28 Nov 16; Tot $49,745; Dsb $57,243
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 11,990 3.04% Bruce Ray Riggs
FEC H2FL05192
Total 394,719 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Gus Michael Bilirakis
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 253,559 68.59% Congressman  Gus Michael Bilirakis
FEC H6FL09070; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,408,402; Dsb $1,672,471
  Candidate Democratic 116,110 31.41% Robert Matthew Tager
FEC H6FL12181; 28 Nov 16; Tot $47,918; Dsb $44,032
Total 369,669 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David W. Jolly
First elected in a special election: 11 March 2014 [re: passing of Congressman C.W. "Bill" Young (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary

  • 20 July 2015: Announced he is running for the Class 3 Senate Seat in 2016.
  • 17 June 2016: Announced that he would run for re-election to the US House.

 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 184,693 51.90% former Governor Charlie Joseph Crist
First elected as Governor: 2006. Ran for, but lost, the contest for the Florida U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2010 as "No Party Affiliation".

FEC H6FL13205; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,979,229; Dsb $1,940,514
  Candidate Republican 171,149 48.10% Congressman  David W. Jolly
FEC H4FL13101; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,989,025; Dsb $2,163,022
Total 355,842 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 195,789 61.79% Congressman  Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor
FEC H6FL11126; 28 Nov 16; Tot $732,109; Dsb $833,082
  Candidate Republican 121,088 38.21% Christine Yvonne Quinn
FEC H6FL14112; 28 Nov 16; Tot $33,107; Dsb $32,955
Total 316,877 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Dennis Alan Ross
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 182,999 57.46% Congressman  Dennis Alan Ross
FEC H0FL12101; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,219,696; Dsb $1,082,604
  Candidate Democratic 135,475 42.54% James Kelly "Jim" Lange
FEC H6FL15150; 28 Nov 16; Tot $39,918; Dsb $37,572
Total 318,474 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Vernon "Vern" Buchanan
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 230,654 59.77% Congressman  Vernon "Vern" Buchanan
FEC H6FL13148; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,601,722; Dsb $808,797
  Candidate Democratic 155,262 40.23% Jan Schneider
FEC H2FL13139; 28 Nov 16; Tot $70,303; Dsb $53,803
Total 385,916 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Thomas Joseph "Tom" Rooney
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 209,348 61.81% Congressman  Thomas Joseph "Tom" Rooney
FEC H8FL16022; 28 Nov 16; Tot $618,549; Dsb $852,447
  Candidate Democratic 115,974 34.24% April June Freeman
FEC H4FL19058; 28 Nov 16; Tot $133,898; Dsb $126,840
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 13,353 3.94% John W. Sawyer, III
FEC H2FL14160
Total 338,675 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  Patrick Erin Murphy
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 23 March 2015: Announced run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 201,488 53.60% Brian Mast
FEC H6FL18097; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,875,935; Dsb $2,763,537
  Candidate Democratic 161,918 43.07% Randy Perkins
Previously an Independent.

FEC H6FL18147; 28 Nov 16; Tot $10,860,708; Dsb $10,845,607
  Candidate No Party Affiliation; (Republican) 12,503 3.33% Carla Arlene Spalding
Ran for but lost the 30 August 2016 Republican Primary.

FEC H6FL18121; 28 Nov 16; Tot $26,884; Dsb $26,667
  Candidate Write-in 9 0.00% Marilyn Holloman
FEC H6FL18196
Total 375,918 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 19
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Curtis J. "Curt" Clawson
First elected in a Special Election: 24 June 2014 (re: resignation of Henry J. "Trey" Radel, III)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 19 May 2016: Not running for re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 239,225 65.87% former Vatican ambassador Francis Rooney
FEC H6FL19087; 28 Nov 16; Tot $5,123,259; Dsb $4,810,463
  Candidate Democratic 123,812 34.09% Robert M. Neeld, Jr.
FEC H4FL14091; 31 Dec 16; Tot $15,390; Dsb $15,122
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation) 109 0.03% David Francis Byron, II
FEC H6FL19103
  Candidate Write-in 20 0.01% Timothy John Rossano
FEC H4FL19082
Total 363,166 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 20
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Alcee L. Hastings
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 222,914 80.31% Congressman Alcee L. Hastings
FEC H2FL23021; 28 Nov 16; Tot $811,734; Dsb $817,887
  Candidate Republican 54,646 19.69% Gary Stein
FEC H6FL20051
Total 277,560 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 21
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Theodore Eliot "Ted" Deutch
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 13 April 2010 in a special election to fill the seat caused by the resignation of Congressman Robert Wexler.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary.
Congressman Deutch is a candidate for re-election in the new CD #22.
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 210,606 62.71% Congressman Lois J. Frankel
Congressman Frankel, incumbent in the old CD 22, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD #21.

FEC H2FL14053; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,635,743; Dsb $874,825
  Candidate Republican 118,038 35.14% Paul Douglas Spain
FEC H4FL22110; 28 Nov 16; Tot $49,735; Dsb $29,372
  Candidate No Party Affiliation; (Independent) 7,217 2.15% W. Michael "Mike" Trout
FEC H2FL21066
Total 335,861 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 22
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Lois J. Frankel
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary.
Congressman Frankel is a candidate for re-election in the new CD #21.
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 199,113 58.94% Congressman Theodore Eliot "Ted" Deutch
Congressman Deutch, incumbent in the old CD 21, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD #22.

FEC H0FL19080; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,507,517; Dsb $1,647,165
  Candidate Republican 138,737 41.06% Andrea Leigh McGee
FEC H4FL22086; 28 Nov 16; Tot $25,594; Dsb $24,648
Total 337,850 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 23
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Debbie Wasserman Schultz
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 183,225 56.70% Congressman  Debbie Wasserman Schultz
FEC H4FL20023; 28 Nov 16; Tot $4,020,370; Dsb $4,130,153
  Candidate Republican 130,818 40.49% Joseph "Joe" Kaufman
FEC H2FL20043; 28 Nov 16; Tot $130,038; Dsb $118,351
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 5,180 1.60% Donald Edward "Don" Endriss, Jr.
FEC H6FL23089; 08 Nov 16; Tot $25,000; Dsb $23,459
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 3,897 1.21% Lyle Milstein
FEC H6FL23097; 27 Oct 16; Tot $10,400; Dsb $10,398
Total 323,120 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 24
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Frederica S. Wilson
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic     Congressman  Frederica S. Wilson
FEC H0FL17068; 31 Dec 16; Tot $488,780; Dsb $397,311

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 25
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Mario Diaz-Balart
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 157,921 62.36% Congressman  Mario Diaz-Balart
FEC H2FL25018; 31 Dec 16; Tot $1,385,126; Dsb $1,529,749
  Candidate Democratic 95,319 37.64% Alina Valdes
FEC H6FL25027; 28 Nov 16; Tot $37,577; Dsb $37,577
Total 253,240 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 26
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Carlos L. Curbelo
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 148,547 52.95% Congressman  Carlos L. Curbelo
FEC H4FL26038; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,848,076; Dsb $3,839,881
  Candidate Democratic 115,493 41.17% former Congressman Joe Garcia
Unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 2008 and 2010, elected as a Democrat 2012, unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 2014.

FEC H8FL25015; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,379,367; Dsb $1,401,133
  Candidate No Party Affiliation; (Republican) 16,502 5.88% Jose F. Peixoto
FEC H6FL26033
Total 280,542 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 27
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected in a Special Election, 29 August 1989, re: death of Congressman Claude Pepper, 30 May 1989
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 30 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 157,917 54.89% Congressman  Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
FEC H0FL18025; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,545,638; Dsb $3,350,005
  Candidate Democratic 129,760 45.11% Scott Fuhrman
FEC H6FL27031; 28 Nov 16; Tot $941,446; Dsb $870,287
Total 287,677 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General  Pam Bondi
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit

Chief Financial Officer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. The new office of Chief Financial Officer will replace both the Comptroller and Treasurer in Florida.

  Republican Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit

Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services  Adam H. Putnam
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents, 32 candidates
  Republican: 23 incumbents, 37 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
  Reform (affiliates): 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  America's Party
  Conservative USA
  Ecology Party of Florida
  Florida Whig
  Justice Party
  Kotlikoff for President: 1 candidate
  Peace And Freedom
  Socialist Workers Party
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 6 candidates
  No Party Affiliation: 17 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 17 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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