Nikki Fried’s gubernatorial fundraising haul tanks in November

Nikki Fried
$216K combined in November is her lowest monthly total.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried‘s gubernatorial campaign saw a significant decline in donations in November.

In a Democratic primary battle with two other major contenders, Fried reported picking up $106,086 for her official campaign and $110,223 for her Florida Consumers First political committee in November.

Those totals are the smallest monthly numbers reported since she officially entered the gubernatorial contest in June. They compare as fractions to what U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist posted collecting for his accounts in November.

With her two committees combined, Fried attracted $216,309 in donations during the month. That compared with $414,410 in October, $350,000 in September, and $418,000 in August.

Crist meanwhile picked up $805,171 in November combined for his official campaign fund and his independent committee. The Florida Division of Elections had not yet posted reports by the weekend for Florida’s third major Democratic candidate, Sen. Annette Taddeo.

None of them is raising money like the man they each wish to challenge in the 2022 General Election, Gov. Ron DeSantis. He reported raising about $6 million in November between his political committee Friends of Ron DeSantis and his newly-opened reelection campaign.

Fried’s political committee got most of its November contributions from a handful of progressive political committees. Those included a $25,000 check from Floridians for Economic Advancement, and $10,000 checks from Floridians for a Stronger Democracy, Florida Workers Alliance, and Florida Alliance for Better Government.

Florida Consumers First also cashed three checks totaling $20,000 from June Piscitelli of Fort Lauderdale in November, among the 83 contributions the committee drew during the month.

Fried’s official campaign fund picked up 27 checks of at least $1,000 among its 1,974 contributions during the month. Tops among them were $3,000 checks from Access Medical Laboratories in Jupiter, Rebecca Porter of Wellington, Gene Rose of Loxahatchee, and the Jeffrey B. Crocket law firm of Miami.

Fried’s official campaign spent about $80,000 in November and entered December with about $777,000 in the bank. Florida Consumers First spent about $44,000 in November and entered December with about $2.6 million in the bank.

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected]


8 comments

  • Impeach Biden

    December 12, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Karma. Buh bye Fried / Fraud

  • Tom

    December 12, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Fraud is embarrassing.
    Her liberal shrill extremism is falling on deaf ears. It only plays to liberal extreme papers & FP.
    No one had been listening to her.
    She received awful advice in her shrill 3 yrs in attempting to obstruct America’s Gov. How’d that work out?

    Her cannabis lack of ethics and earnings is corrupt. She has nothing to offer.
    It’s better for Gov Ron and Repubs if she wins primary. She will lead party to landslide loss. Gov, State House & Senate and Dorn ballot.
    Crist won’t have the ultra left support.
    Tsndero won’t go far.
    Please win! America’s Gov, 55% and counting.

  • tom palmer

    December 12, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Crist is a better retail politician. Fried should drop out. She has too much baggage.

  • Tom

    December 13, 2021 at 7:36 am

    Doesn’t matter Palmer.
    Fraud is a horrible candidate. Electoral disaster. Which is good for Repubs. Let’s get her the nomination, LOL.
    Crist ain’t extreme enough for the extremist party. Wait til his 4 yrs as gov fall into the micro scope review. It won’t play in general election if he inches across primary.
    Regardless, it’s a bigly win in Nov 22 for America’s Gov. Biden is negative 13 in Florida.
    This empowers Gov Ron.

  • Claude Kirk The Younger

    December 13, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Lets hope Weed stays in until the bitter end to suck the ultra left and the weed heads away from Crist. Lets hope Crist gets his $exual fantasy Gillum onboard as his running mate ASAP so his advisers cant persuade Weed to run with Crist. America’s Governor Desantis will beat Weed and Crist regardless but it will be a more proper spanking for Christ and Weed if Crist locks up with Gillum as his running mate plus a whole lot more entertaining watching those boys go down in flames!

  • tom palmer

    December 13, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Gov DeSantis’ radical rhetoric may come back on him eventually. Voter suppression, UF suppression, general petulance and whiny demeanor may not endear him to as many voters as you think beyond the radical GOP core.

    • Evan Miller

      December 13, 2021 at 1:37 pm

      DeSantis will cruise to victory.

    • Josh

      December 13, 2021 at 5:55 pm

      Keep talking, that’s all you guys can do. Hence why you lost Virginia

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