Maxwell Frost raises $418K in first quarter as sitting Congressman
Maxwell Frost scoops up the progressive support.

Maxwell Frost
The Gen Z Representative's campaign is cashing in on fame.

In his first quarter raising money as a sitting Congressman, U.S. Rep. Maxwell Alejandro Frost pulled in nearly $418,000.

That’s more than any Democrat in Florida reported so far this election cycle. It appears to be the second most-lucrative opening quarter by a freshman U.S. Representative. The best quarter ever was posted by former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell at the start of 2019.

Of course, there are differences. Powell represented a battleground district. She raised that money after ousting incumbent then-U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Republican. And despite strong fundraising, she lost the Miami area seat in 2020 to Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Giménez.

Frost, by contrast, represents Florida’s 10th Congressional District, a safe Democratic seat where President Joe Biden won 77% of the vote in 2020. The Orlando Democrat won election in November with 59% of the vote over Republican Calvin Wimbish’s 39%. But that was after the then-25-year-old shocked the political establishment after emerging as Democratic nominee from an eight-candidate Primary field.

He has since earned quite a bit of press as America’s first Generation Z Congressman, including landing on the cover of Teen Vogue.

He netted $415,680 in individual and PAC contributions in the first quarter this year. Spending offsets means he raised a total of $417,593 in total.

Notably, he spent a good bit of that, about $339,097, mostly on salaries and fundraising efforts.

But with money left over from his 2022 war chest, he still boasts $412,495 in cash-on-hand.

For the moment, the freshman lawmaker has little to worry about politically. The only opponent who has filed against him this cycle, Republican Willie Montague, has reported no fundraising to date.

Frost pulled most of his money in from small donors, raising $321,643 through ActBlue.

He also has received donations from a number of unions, including the Service Employees International Union, the nation’s largest public union, which gave $3,300.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • Tea Party Adelbert 👍

    April 19, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    Hopefully this man will become president some day.. although I’m sure economically he might be too far right with the rest of the Dems. We want big business to pay their employees more share of their profits. We want social programs out the ass. We want the hogs to pay. They’ve soaked up every penny for decades and it’s gone!

  • Andrea

    April 20, 2023 at 9:16 pm

    Frost will never get elected statewide in Florida. Dems blew their chances nominating someone whose appeal goes beyond the progressive base. I say this as a moderate dem, Biden voter who refused to vote for him in the general due to his allegiance with Bernie Sanders and left-wing causes.

  • Dont Say FLA

    April 24, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    Gov Rhon Duh S’panties is on a world tour bragging about people retiring to Florida while Floridians shed GOP representation as quickly as humanly possible despite the heavily gerrymandered districts.

  • Ron the Con

    April 28, 2023 at 11:22 pm

    He is too inexperienced and isolates alot of democratic voters due to aligning himself with Bernie and his far left views

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