The Green Papers: Florida 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 28 August 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Monday 2 April 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent petitions.
Friday 4 May 2018 - Filing Deadline - Federal offices.
Friday 22 June 2018 - Filing Deadline - Statewide offices.
Tuesday 28 August 2018 - 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 6 November 2018 - 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


2018 Election Day Dates from the Florida Department of State.

Candidate Tracking System from the Florida Department of State.

28 August 2018 Primary
Returns from Florida Department of State
Results from NBC 6 South Florida.
Results from Politico.
Results from The New York Times.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Bill Nelson
Served in U.S. House- elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2000; re-elected 2006, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated -
9 July 2015: Announced he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on 13 July.
 Candidate list (2, 5 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Bill Nelson
FEC S8FL00166; 30 Sep 18; Tot $23,486,321; Dsb $16,643,038
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Richard L. "Rick" Scott
FEC S8FL00273; 30 Sep 18; Tot $54,745,373; Dsb $52,735,013
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Lateresa Ann "L.A." Jones
FEC S6FL00277; 30 Sep 18; Tot $200; Dsb $129
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Howard Knepper
FEC S0FL00544
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation)     Michael Stephen "Lev" Levinson
  Candidate Write-in     Charles Frederick Tolbert
FEC S6FL00533
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation)     David Kenneth Weeks
FEC S0FL00247

Class 3 Republican Senator  Marco Rubio
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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 (6, 2 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Tallahassee Mayor  Andrew D. Gillum
for Lieutenant Governor: Chris King
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Jeanette Nunez
Congressman CD 6.
5 January 2018: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
10 September 2018: Resigned from Congress.
  Candidate Reform     Darcy G. Richardson
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Nancy Argenziano
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Ryan Christopher Foley
for Lieutenant Governor: John Tutton Jr.
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Kyle Chaderwick "KC" Gibson
for Lieutenant Governor: Ellen Marie Wilds
  Candidate No Party Affiliation; (Green)     Bruce Stanley
for Lieutenant Governor: Ryan McJury
  Candidate Write-in     Piotr Blass
for Lieutenant Governor: Paul Harju
  Candidate Write-in     Harold "Hal" Johnson
for Lieutenant Governor: Tim Hayes

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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 - 21 August 2017: Not running for re-election.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
15 Republican (12 Renominated, 3 Open);
11 Democratic (11 Renominated);
1 Vacancy

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Matt Gaetz
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jennifer Mijares Zimmerman
FEC H8FL01115; 30 Sep 18; Tot $49,259; Dsb $49,454
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Matt Gaetz
FEC H6FL01119; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,040,199; Dsb $918,241

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Neal Patrick Dunn
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Leon County Commissioner Robert Bruce "Bob" Rackleff
FEC H8FL02097; 30 Sep 18; Tot $224,308; Dsb $189,711
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Neal Patrick Dunn
FEC H6FL02208; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,311,447; Dsb $910,751

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Theodore Scott "Ted" Yoho
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Gainesville City Commissioner Yvonne Hayes Hinson
FEC H8FL03038; 30 Sep 18; Tot $34,727; Dsb $37,963
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Theodore Scott "Ted" Yoho
FEC H2FL06109; 30 Sep 18; Tot $752,614; Dsb $554,152

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John Rutherford
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     George Austin "Ges" Selmont
FEC H8FL04085; 30 Sep 18; Tot $62,382; Dsb $57,937
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Rutherford
FEC H6FL04105; 17 Oct 18; Tot $807,644; Dsb $350,790
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Joceline "Jocies" Berrios
FEC H8FL04093; 30 Sep 18; Tot $11,090; Dsb $9,931
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Jason Michael Bulger
FEC H8FL04077; 30 Sep 18; Tot $8,942; Dsb $8,594
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation)     Gary L. Koniz
FEC H2FL04138
  Candidate Write-in     Daniel "Danny" Murphy
FEC H6FL04170

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Alfred "Al" Lawson, Jr.
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alfred "Al" Lawson, Jr.
FEC H0FL02086; 30 Sep 18; Tot $584,363; Dsb $576,492
  Candidate Republican     Virginia Fuller
FEC H8FL05157; 31 Jul 18; Tot $23,855; Dsb $21,991

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Republican Congressman  Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Vacant Office - 5 January 2018: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
10 September 2018: Resigned. "As the Republican nominee for Governor of Florida, it is clear to me that I will likely miss the ... majority of our remaining session days ... I officially resign from the House of Representatives effective immediately ... I ask that my resignation be retroactive to September 1 ..."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg
FEC H8FL06098; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,503,005; Dsb $1,979,872
  Candidate Republican     Michael "Mike" Waltz
FEC H8FL06148; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,667,487; Dsb $1,202,638

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Stephanie Murphy
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Stephanie Murphy
FEC H6FL07140; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,957,759; Dsb $1,818,482
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Mike Miller
FEC H8FL07062; 30 Sep 18; Tot $869,584; Dsb $832,711

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William "Bill" Posey
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sanjay Somabhai Patel
FEC H8FL08102; 30 Sep 18; Tot $307,728; Dsb $97,642
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William "Bill" Posey
FEC H8FL15107; 30 Sep 18; Tot $782,470; Dsb $598,133

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Darren Soto
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Darren Soto
FEC H6FL09179; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,354,757; Dsb $1,261,318
  Candidate Republican     Wayne Liebnitzky
FEC H6FL09195; 30 Sep 18; Tot $62,764; Dsb $18,012

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Valdez "Val" Demings
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Valdez "Val" Demings
FEC H2FL08063; 30 Sep 18; Tot $734,157; Dsb $711,963

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Daniel "Dan" Webster
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dana Cottrell
FEC H8FL11130; 30 Sep 18; Tot $75,653; Dsb $56,662
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Daniel "Dan" Webster
FEC H0FL08208; 30 Sep 18; Tot $554,877; Dsb $410,088
  Candidate Write-in     Luis Saldana

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Gus Michael Bilirakis
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher J. "Chris" Hunter
FEC H8FL12088; 30 Sep 18; Tot $661,137; Dsb $360,137
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Gus Michael Bilirakis
FEC H6FL09070; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,768,500; Dsb $1,298,161
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Angelika Purkis
FEC H8FL12096; 30 Sep 18; Tot $17,214; Dsb $14,880

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Charlie Joseph Crist
Previously served as Governor (Republican): 2007-2011. Ran for, but lost, the contest for the Florida U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2010 as "No Party Affiliation". First elected to the U.S. House (as a Democrat): 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Charlie Joseph Crist
FEC H6FL13205; 30 Sep 18; Tot $3,272,920; Dsb $1,062,431
  Candidate Republican     George William Buck
FEC H8FL13136; 30 Sep 18; Tot $26,790; Dsb $22,466

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor
FEC H6FL11126; 30 Sep 18; Tot $694,626; Dsb $608,987

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Dennis Alan Ross
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 11 April 2018: Announced retirement.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 3 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kristen Carlson
FEC H8FL15271; 30 Sep 18; Tot $905,567; Dsb $403,416
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Vincent Ross "Ross" Spano
Also running for Attorney General

FEC H8FL15230; 30 Sep 18; Tot $439,953; Dsb $274,340
  Candidate Write-in     Alek Bynzar
  Candidate Write-in; (Green; No Party Affiliation)     Dave Johnson
FEC H8FL15206
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Jeffrey G. "Jeff" Rabinowitz
FEC H6FL00103; 30 Sep 18; Tot $876; Dsb $830

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Vernon "Vern" Buchanan
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David M. Shapiro
FEC H8FL16055; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,168,962; Dsb $1,734,408
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Vernon "Vern" Buchanan
FEC H6FL13148; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,716,330; Dsb $2,699,025

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Thomas Joseph "Tom" Rooney
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 19 February 2018: "I will not be running for re-election to Congress in 2018."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Allen Ellison
1 October 2018: Replacement nominee. The Democratic Executive Committees in the counties affected by the death of April Freemen, who was duly elected Democratic nominee for Congressional District 17, met and selected Allen Allison as their designee to the the vacancy in nomination.
23 September 2018: April Freemen, was was elected nominee in the 28 August 2018 primary, passed away. She will remain on the ballot however, the Democratic Party will choose a new nominee and votes cast for Ms. Freeman will be counted for the replacement nominee.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Greg W. Steube
FEC H8FL17053; 30 Sep 18; Tot $685,018; Dsb $570,019

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Brian Mast
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lauren Baer
FEC H8FL18028; 30 Sep 18; Tot $3,267,460; Dsb $2,493,076
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Brian Mast
FEC H6FL18097; 30 Sep 18; Tot $4,927,666; Dsb $3,576,618

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 19
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Francis Rooney
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David Holden
FEC H8FL19067; 30 Sep 18; Tot $416,065; Dsb $284,657
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Francis Rooney
FEC H6FL19087; 30 Sep 18; Tot $616,899; Dsb $641,116
  Candidate Write-in     Pete Pollard

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 20
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Alcee L. Hastings
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alcee L. Hastings
FEC H2FL23021; 30 Sep 18; Tot $732,328; Dsb $773,266
  Candidate Write-in     Jay Alan Bonner
FEC H4FL20064; 30 Jun 18; Tot $4,480; Dsb $5,414

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 21
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Lois J. Frankel
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Lois J. Frankel
FEC H2FL14053; 30 Sep 18; Tot $923,330; Dsb $760,741

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 22
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Theodore Eliot "Ted" Deutch
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 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Theodore Eliot "Ted" Deutch
FEC H0FL19080; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,141,615; Dsb $978,941
  Candidate Republican     Nicolas T. Kimaz
FEC H8FL22061; 30 Sep 18; Tot $155,377; Dsb $149,128

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 23
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Debbie Wasserman Schultz
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Debbie Wasserman Schultz
FEC H4FL20023; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,920,090; Dsb $1,478,064
  Candidate Republican     Joseph "Joe" Kaufman
FEC H2FL20043; 30 Sep 18; Tot $90,251; Dsb $180,716
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Timothy A. "Tim" Canova
4 April 2018: Switched from Democratic to Independent.

FEC H6FL23063; 30 Sep 18; Tot $478,606; Dsb $462,846
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Donald "Don" Endriss
FEC H6FL23089; 17 Oct 18; Tot $7,618; Dsb $7,038

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 24
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Frederica S. Wilson
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Frederica S. Wilson
FEC H0FL17068; 30 Sep 18; Tot $339,352; Dsb $190,543

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 25
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Mario Diaz-Balart
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Circuit Judge Mary Barzee Flores
FEC H8FL27086; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,815,628; Dsb $1,413,420
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Mario Diaz-Balart
FEC H2FL25018; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,055,143; Dsb $1,206,792

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 26
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Carlos L. Curbelo
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
FEC H8FL26039; 30 Sep 18; Tot $3,276,504; Dsb $2,590,066
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Carlos L. Curbelo
FEC H4FL26038; 30 Sep 18; Tot $4,463,963; Dsb $2,937,112

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 27
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
First elected in a Special Election, 29 August 1989, re: death of Congressman Claude Pepper, 30 May 1989
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 30 April 2017: Not running for re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Elvira Shalala
FEC H8FL27193; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,945,599; Dsb $2,506,897
  Candidate Republican     Maria Elvira Salazar
FEC H8FL27185; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,206,682; Dsb $824,284
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Mayra Joli
FEC H8FL27144; 30 Sep 18; Tot $69,899; Dsb $71,233

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Sean Michael Shaw
  Candidate Republican     former Circuit Judge Ashley Moody
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Jeffrey Marc Siskind

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.

Seat up for regular election Republican Chief Financial Officer  Jimmy Patronis
Appointed: 30 June 2017 [re: resignation of Jeff Atwater (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Jeremy Seth Ring
  Candidate Republican     Chief Financial Officer  Jimmy Patronis
  Candidate Write-in     Richard Paul Dembinsky
20 March 2018: Removed as a Gubernatorial candidate.
1 June 2018: Added as a Chief Financial Officer candidate.
 

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater (Republican), who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, resigned on 30 June 2017 to become CFO of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He had announced his resignation on 10 February 2017.


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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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. Ran for but lost his party's nomination for Governor in 2018.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Nicole "Nikki" Heather Fried
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Matt Caldwell
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 12 incumbents, 33 candidates
  Republican: 22 incumbents, 29 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian
  Reform (affiliates): 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Ecology Party of Florida
  Florida Whig
  Justice Party
  Peace And Freedom
  Socialist Workers Party
  Unity
Independents
  No Party Affiliation: 14 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 16 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.

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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Republican
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Third Party
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  Constitution Party of Florida
  Ecology Party of Florida
  Florida Whig Party
  Green Party of Florida
  Justice Party of Florida
  Libertarian Party of Florida
  Peace and Freedom Party of Florida
  Reform Party of Florida
  Reform Party of Florida
  Socialist Workers Party of Florida
  The Unity Party of Florida
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