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


Uncontested races do not appear on the ballot.


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.


6 November 2018:
Certified returns from Florida Department of State
Recounts for Senate Class 1; Governor; and Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services completed.

 
           

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)
  Elected Republican 4,099,505 50.05% Governor  Richard L. "Rick" Scott
FEC S8FL00273; 26 Nov 18; Tot $84,694,317; Dsb $83,011,351
  Candidate Democratic 4,089,472 49.93% Senator  Bill Nelson
FEC S8FL00166; 26 Nov 18; Tot $32,351,365; Dsb $31,021,445
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 467 0.01% Lateresa Ann "L.A." Jones
FEC S6FL00277; 30 Sep 18; Tot $200; Dsb $129
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation) 220 0.00% David Kenneth Weeks
FEC S0FL00247
  Candidate Write-in 121 0.00% Charles Frederick Tolbert
FEC S6FL00533
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 113 0.00% Howard Knepper
FEC S0FL00544
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation) 107 0.00% Michael Stephen "Lev" Levinson
Total 8,190,005 100.00%  

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 - Running for the U.S. Senate Class 1 office in 2018.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (6, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 4,076,186 49.59% 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 Democratic 4,043,723 49.19% Tallahassee Mayor Andrew D. Gillum
for Lieutenant Governor: Chris King
  Candidate Reform 47,140 0.57% Darcy G. Richardson
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Nancy Argenziano
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 24,310 0.30% Kyle Chaderwick "KC" Gibson
for Lieutenant Governor: Ellen Marie Wilds
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 14,630 0.18% Ryan Christopher Foley
for Lieutenant Governor: John Tutton Jr.
  Candidate No Party Affiliation; (Green) 14,505 0.18% Bruce Stanley
for Lieutenant Governor: Ryan McJury
  Candidate Write-in 61 0.00% Harold "Hal" Johnson
for Lieutenant Governor: Tim Hayes
  Candidate Write-in 6 0.00% Piotr Blass
for Lieutenant Governor: Paul Harju
Total 8,220,561 100.00%  
 The current Governor Richard L. "Rick" Scott (Republican) will remain Governor until 8 January 2019 only then be sworn as a U.S. Senator (missing the first days of the U.S. Senate which convenes on 3 January). Newly elected Governor Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis (Republican) will be sworn as Governor on 8 January.

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
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 216,189 67.06% Congressman  Matt Gaetz
FEC H6FL01119; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,278,376; Dsb $1,208,554
  Candidate Democratic 106,199 32.94% Jennifer Mijares Zimmerman
FEC H8FL01115; 26 Nov 18; Tot $62,277; Dsb $64,621
Total 322,388 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Neal Patrick Dunn
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 199,335 67.44% Congressman  Neal Patrick Dunn
FEC H6FL02208; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,373,507; Dsb $985,396
  Candidate Democratic 96,233 32.56% former Leon County Commissioner Robert Bruce "Bob" Rackleff
FEC H8FL02097; 26 Nov 18; Tot $259,179; Dsb $256,838
Total 295,568 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Theodore Scott "Ted" Yoho
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 176,616 57.62% Congressman  Theodore Scott "Ted" Yoho
FEC H2FL06109; 26 Nov 18; Tot $926,803; Dsb $740,843
  Candidate Democratic 129,880 42.38% former Gainesville City Commissioner Yvonne Hayes Hinson
FEC H8FL03038; 26 Nov 18; Tot $47,262; Dsb $62,700
Total 306,496 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John Rutherford
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 248,420 65.16% Congressman  John Rutherford
FEC H6FL04105; 26 Nov 18; Tot $871,894; Dsb $488,082
  Candidate Democratic 123,351 32.35% George Austin "Ges" Selmont
FEC H8FL04085; 26 Nov 18; Tot $102,022; Dsb $101,385
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 7,155 1.88% Joceline "Jocies" Berrios
FEC H8FL04093; 26 Nov 18; Tot $11,175; Dsb $11,175
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 2,321 0.61% Jason Michael Bulger
FEC H8FL04077; 26 Nov 18; Tot $8,962; Dsb $8,759
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation) 2 0.00% Gary L. Koniz
FEC H2FL04138
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Daniel "Danny" Murphy
FEC H6FL04170
Total 381,249 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Alfred "Al" Lawson, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 180,527 66.78% Congressman  Alfred "Al" Lawson, Jr.
FEC H0FL02086; 26 Nov 18; Tot $618,807; Dsb $601,781
  Candidate Republican 89,799 33.22% Virginia Fuller
FEC H8FL05157; 26 Oct 18; Tot $38,822; Dsb $33,435
Total 270,326 100.00%  

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
  Elected Republican 187,891 56.31% Michael "Mike" Waltz
FEC H8FL06148; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,166,560; Dsb $2,126,038
  Candidate Democratic 145,758 43.69% former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg
FEC H8FL06098; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,238,663; Dsb $3,220,872
Total 333,649 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Stephanie Murphy
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 183,113 57.69% Congressman  Stephanie Murphy
FEC H6FL07140; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,220,487; Dsb $3,088,134
  Candidate Republican 134,285 42.31% state Representative  Mike Miller
FEC H8FL07062; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,137,564; Dsb $1,081,956
Total 317,398 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William "Bill" Posey
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 218,112 60.50% Congressman  William "Bill" Posey
FEC H8FL15107; 26 Nov 18; Tot $922,553; Dsb $1,036,419
  Candidate Democratic 142,415 39.50% Sanjay Somabhai Patel
FEC H8FL08102; 26 Nov 18; Tot $337,691; Dsb $336,091
Total 360,527 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Darren Soto
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 172,172 58.02% Congressman  Darren Soto
FEC H6FL09179; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,510,506; Dsb $1,517,002
  Candidate Republican 124,565 41.98% Wayne Liebnitzky
FEC H6FL09195; 31 Dec 18; Tot $71,507; Dsb $71,508
Total 296,737 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Valdez "Val" Demings
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic     Congressman  Valdez "Val" Demings
FEC H2FL08063; 26 Nov 18; Tot $838,560; Dsb $824,398

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Daniel "Dan" Webster
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 239,395 65.14% Congressman  Daniel "Dan" Webster
FEC H0FL08208; 26 Nov 18; Tot $603,631; Dsb $510,960
  Candidate Democratic 128,053 34.84% Dana Cottrell
FEC H8FL11130; 31 Dec 18; Tot $87,600; Dsb $87,364
  Candidate Write-in 58 0.02% Luis Saldana
Total 367,506 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Gus Michael Bilirakis
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 194,564 58.09% Congressman  Gus Michael Bilirakis
FEC H6FL09070; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,026,043; Dsb $2,062,070
  Candidate Democratic 132,844 39.66% Christopher J. "Chris" Hunter
FEC H8FL12088; 26 Nov 18; Tot $777,890; Dsb $762,364
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 7,510 2.24% Angelika Purkis
FEC H8FL12096; 26 Nov 18; Tot $21,214; Dsb $18,184
Total 334,918 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Charlie Joseph Crist
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
  Elected Democratic 182,717 57.64% Congressman  Charlie Joseph Crist
FEC H6FL13205; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,360,246; Dsb $1,731,214
  Candidate Republican 134,254 42.36% George William Buck
FEC H8FL13136; 31 Dec 18; Tot $42,528; Dsb $42,519
Total 316,971 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic     Congressman  Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor
FEC H6FL11126; 26 Nov 18; Tot $757,876; Dsb $651,092

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
  Elected Republican 151,380 53.02% state Representative  Vincent Ross "Ross" Spano
Also running for Attorney General

FEC H8FL15230; 26 Nov 18; Tot $881,321; Dsb $857,613
  Candidate Democratic 134,132 46.98% Kristen Carlson
FEC H8FL15271; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,108,678; Dsb $2,070,249
  Candidate Write-in; (Green; No Party Affiliation) 15 0.01% Dave Johnson
FEC H8FL15206
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 3 0.00% Jeffrey G. "Jeff" Rabinowitz
FEC H6FL00103; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,733; Dsb $1,666
  Candidate Write-in 2 0.00% Alek Bynzar
Total 285,532 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Vernon "Vern" Buchanan
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 197,483 54.56% Congressman  Vernon "Vern" Buchanan
FEC H6FL13148; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,928,719; Dsb $4,352,257
  Candidate Democratic 164,463 45.44% David M. Shapiro
FEC H8FL16055; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,618,549; Dsb $2,571,091
Total 361,946 100.00%  

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
  Elected Republican 193,326 62.26% state Senator Greg W. Steube
FEC H8FL17053; 31 Dec 18; Tot $879,106; Dsb $694,038
  Candidate Democratic 117,194 37.74% Allen L. 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 (Allen L. Ellison) and votes cast for Ms. Freeman will be counted for the replacement nominee (Allen L. Ellison).

FEC H4FL17037; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,469; Dsb $1,690
Total 310,520 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Brian Mast
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 185,905 54.30% Congressman  Brian Mast
FEC H6FL18097; 26 Nov 18; Tot $6,067,044; Dsb $6,003,578
  Candidate Democratic 156,454 45.70% Lauren Baer
FEC H8FL18028; 26 Nov 18; Tot $4,586,342; Dsb $4,569,983
Total 342,359 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 19
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Francis Rooney
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 211,465 62.27% Congressman  Francis Rooney
FEC H6FL19087; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,222,830; Dsb $916,127
  Candidate Democratic 128,106 37.72% David Holden
FEC H8FL19067; 26 Nov 18; Tot $576,624; Dsb $529,078
  Candidate Write-in 36 0.01% Pete Pollard
Total 339,607 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 20
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Alcee L. Hastings
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 202,659 99.92% Congressman  Alcee L. Hastings
FEC H2FL23021; 26 Nov 18; Tot $791,931; Dsb $807,871
  Candidate Write-in 165 0.08% Jay Alan Bonner
FEC H4FL20064; 30 Jun 18; Tot $4,480; Dsb $5,414
Total 202,824 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 21
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Lois J. Frankel
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic     Congressman  Lois J. Frankel
FEC H2FL14053; 26 Nov 18; Tot $977,182; Dsb $813,224

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 22
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Theodore Eliot "Ted" Deutch
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
  Elected Democratic 184,634 62.02% Congressman  Theodore Eliot "Ted" Deutch
FEC H0FL19080; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,296,638; Dsb $1,200,623
  Candidate Republican 113,049 37.98% Nicolas T. Kimaz
FEC H8FL22061; 26 Nov 18; Tot $202,605; Dsb $201,032
Total 297,683 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 23
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Debbie Wasserman Schultz
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 161,611 58.48% Congressman  Debbie Wasserman Schultz
FEC H4FL20023; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,225,184; Dsb $1,927,827
  Candidate Republican 99,446 35.98% Joseph "Joe" Kaufman
FEC H2FL20043; 26 Nov 18; Tot $155,756; Dsb $498,776
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 13,697 4.96% Timothy A. "Tim" Canova
4 April 2018: Switched from Democratic to Independent.

FEC H6FL23063; 26 Nov 18; Tot $615,859; Dsb $568,692
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 1,612 0.58% Donald "Don" Endriss
FEC H6FL23089; 09 Nov 18; Tot $7,618; Dsb $7,618
Total 276,366 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 24
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Frederica S. Wilson
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic     Congressman  Frederica S. Wilson
FEC H0FL17068; 26 Nov 18; Tot $358,138; Dsb $328,732

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 25
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Mario Diaz-Balart
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 128,672 60.45% Congressman  Mario Diaz-Balart
FEC H2FL25018; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,294,510; Dsb $2,606,914
  Candidate Democratic 84,173 39.55% former Circuit Judge Mary Barzee Flores
FEC H8FL27086; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,175,991; Dsb $2,205,498
Total 212,845 100.00%  

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
  Elected Democratic 119,797 50.87% Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
FEC H8FL26039; 26 Nov 18; Tot $4,616,734; Dsb $4,559,040
  Candidate Republican 115,678 49.13% Congressman Carlos L. Curbelo
FEC H4FL26038; 26 Nov 18; Tot $5,147,647; Dsb $5,097,611
Total 235,475 100.00%  

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
  Elected Democratic 130,743 51.76% former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Elvira Shalala
FEC H8FL27193; 26 Nov 18; Tot $4,333,565; Dsb $4,327,592
  Candidate Republican 115,588 45.76% Maria Elvira Salazar
FEC H8FL27185; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,069,166; Dsb $2,030,258
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 6,255 2.48% Mayra Joli
FEC H8FL27144; 31 Dec 18; Tot $76,939; Dsb $78,129
Total 252,586 100.00%  

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)
  Elected Republican 4,232,532 52.11% former Circuit Judge Ashley Moody
  Candidate Democratic 3,744,912 46.10% Sean Michael Shaw
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 145,296 1.79% Jeffrey Marc Siskind
Total 8,122,740 100.00%  

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
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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)
  Elected Republican 4,152,221 51.74% Chief Financial Officer  Jimmy Patronis
  Candidate Democratic 3,872,540 48.26% former state Senator Jeremy Seth Ring
  Candidate Write-in 297 0.00% Richard Paul Dembinsky
20 March 2018: Removed as a Gubernatorial candidate.
1 June 2018: Added as a Chief Financial Officer candidate.
Total 8,025,058 100.00%  
 

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)
  Elected Democratic 4,032,954 50.04% Nicole "Nikki" Heather Fried
  Candidate Republican 4,026,201 49.96% state Representative  Matt Caldwell
Total 8,059,155 100.00%  
 

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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?Mode=Constitution&Submenu=3&Tab=statutes
Election Authority
  Florida Department of State - Division of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Florida House of Representatives
  Florida Senate
  The Florida Monitor Weekly Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability
Democratic
  Florida Democratic Party
Republican
  Republican Party of Florida
  Republican Party of Florida
Third Party
  Conservative Party USA Florida
  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
Media & others
  Cedar Key Beacon
  Charlotte Sun-Herald - Charlotte Harbor
  Citrus County Chronicle - Crystal River
  Daytona Beach News-Journal
  El Nueve Herald - Miami
  Florida News Center
  Florida Politics (blog)
  Florida Today - Melborne, Merritt Island, Palm Bay, Titusville
  Gadsden County Times
  Gulfshore Business
  Keynoter.com - Florida Keys
  KeysNews.com - The Florida Keys
  Lake City Reporter
  Miami Herald
  Naples Daily News
  New Chief - The Ledger - Winter Haven - Lakeland
  New Times - Broward-Palm Beach
  News Leader - Fernandina Beach
  News-Sun - Avon Park - Lake Placid - Sebring
  Northwest Florida Daily News - Fort Walton Beach
  Orlando Sentinel
  Palatka Daily News
  Palm Beach Post
  Pensacola News Journal
  Political Gateway - Deerfield Beach
  Politics1.com - Florida
  Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  Sayfie Review
  South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Broward - Palm Beach - Miami-Dade
  St. Augustine Record
  Sunshine State News - Tallahassee
  Tallahassee Democrat
  Tampa Bay Times - St. Petersburg
  TC Palm - Treasure Coast - Palm Beach
  The Apalachicola Times
  The Beaches Leader - Jacksonville
  The Daily Commercial - Leesburg
  The Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville
  The Gainesville Sun
  The Herald - Manatee - Brandenton - Sarasota
  The Ledger - Lakeland
  The News Herald - Panama City
  The News-Press - Fort Myers
  The Palm Beach Post
  The Westside Gazette - BlackPressUSA - Broward County
  WBBH TV - NBC - Fort Myers
  WCJB TV - ABC - Gainesville - Lake City - Ocala
  WCTV - CBS - Tallahassee
  WEAR TV - ABC - Pensacola
  WESH TV - NBC - Winter Park
  WFLA TV - NBC - Tampa
  WFOR TV - CBS - Miami - Fort Lauderdale
  WFTS TV - ABC - Tampa - St. Petersburg - Sarasota
  WFTV TV - ABC - Orlando
  WINK TV - CBS - Fort Myers
  WINK TV - CBS - Fort Myers
  WINZ AM - CC - Miami
  WJHG TV - NBC - Panama City
  WJXT TV - Jacksonville
  WJXX TV - ABC and WTLV TV - NBC - Jacksonville
  WKMG TV - CBS - Orlando
  WPBF TV - IBS - West Palm Beach
  WPTV TV - NBC - West Palm Beach
  WSCV-TV - Telemundo 51 - Miami - Ft. Lauderdale
  WSVN TV - FOX - Miami
  WTSP TV - CBS - Tampa
  WTVJ TV - NBC - Miramar
  WTVT TV - FOX - Tampa Bay
  WTXL TV - ABC - Tallahassee

 


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