A Democratic Party primary occurred in Florida on November 8, 2022, with the purpose of determining the candidate who would be granted the opportunity to compete as the party’s nominee in the attorney general election of the state on August 23, 2022.
Aramis Ayala progressed from the Democratic primary for the position of Attorney General of Florida.
This page focuses on providing more in-depth information about the general election and primary election of Florida’s Republican Attorney General, as well as the Democratic primary election.
Primary election for the Democratic Party
Data on the campaign
Financing of political campaigns
Profile of the State
Ethnicity reporting in the census here.
Pattern of Voting in Presidential Elections
Additionally, please refer to the trends in presidential voting in Florida.
Florida supported the Republican Party in four out of the six presidential elections from 2000 to 2020.
Counties that Experienced a Shift in Voting Patterns (2016)
In 2016, Ballotpedia recognized 206 counties that cast their votes in favor of Donald Trump (R) subsequent to voting for Barack Obama (D) in 2008 and 2012. These Pivot Counties, as a whole, were secured by Trump with a staggering 580,000 votes. Out of all the pivot counties, four can be found in Florida, making up 1.94 percent.
Counties that Experienced Political Shifts (2020)
Respectively, the counties of Boomerang and Retained maintained percentages of 4.00% and 1.66% for the accounting county of Boomerang one and three retained counties in Florida. There were 25 counties in Boomerang and 181 counties retained nationwide. Boomerang and Retained counties, as defined by Ballotpedia, were won by Joe D and Trump respectively. Ballotpedia re-examined the voting patterns of the 206 Pivot counties in the 2020 presidential election year to gain insight into their views.
Additional coverage of Florida on Ballotpedia.
Analysis of the Election
Click on the tabs below to see details about population characteristics, previous elections, and political affiliation in the state.
Also, examine the voting trends for the President in Florida and the Partisan Voter Index from The Cook Political Report.
Prepare PVI based on congressional district
Cook Political Report’s Partisan Voter Index for Florida, 2022 District Incumbent Party PVI Florida’s 1st Matt Gaetz Republican R+19 Florida’s 2nd Neal Dunn / Alfred Lawson Republican R+8 Florida’s 3rd Kat Cammack Republican R+9 Florida’s 4th New Seat N/A R+6 Florida’s 5th John Rutherford Republican R+11 Florida’s 6th Michael Waltz Republican R+14 Florida’s 7th Open Democratic R+5 Florida’s 8th Bill Posey Republican R+11 Florida’s 9th Darren Soto Democratic D+8 Florida’s 10th Open Democratic D+14 Florida’s 11th Dan Webster Republican R+8 Florida’s 12th Gus Bilirakis Republican R+17 Florida’s 13th Charlie Crist Democratic R+6 Florida’s 14th Kathy Castor Democratic D+8 Florida’s 15th New Seat N/A R+4 Florida’s 16th Vern Buchanan Republican R+7 Florida’s 17th Greg Steube Republican R+10 Florida’s 18th Scott Franklin Republican R+13 Florida’s 19th Byron Donalds Republican R+13 Florida’s 20th Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick Democratic D+25 Florida’s 21st Brian Mast Republican R+7 Florida’s 22nd Lois Frankel Democratic D+7 Florida’s 23rd Open Democratic D+5 Florida’s 24th Frederica Wilson Democratic D+25 Florida’s 25th Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic D+9 Florida’s 26th Mario Diaz-Balart Republican R+8 Florida’s 27th Maria Elvira Salazar Republican Even Florida’s 28th Carlos Gimenez Republican R+2
2020 election outcomes based on the congressional district boundaries established in 2022
28th district in Florida had a voting percentage of 46.5% for one candidate and 52.9% for another. In the 27th district, the percentages were 49.6% and 49.9% respectively. The 26th district had a voting percentage of 40.6% for one candidate and 58.9% for the other. In the 25th district, the percentages were 59.7% and 39.7% respectively. The 24th district had a voting percentage of 74.3% for one candidate and 25.2% for the other. In the 23rd district, the percentages were 56.3% and 43.1% respectively. The 22nd district had a voting percentage of 58.5% for one candidate and 40.9% for the other. In the 21st district, the percentages were 45.0% and 54.4% respectively. The 20th district had a voting percentage of 75.9% for one candidate and 23.5% for the other. In the 19th district, the percentages were 39.1% and 60.2% respectively. The 18th district had a voting percentage of 38.1% for one candidate and 60.9% for the other. In the 17th district, the percentages were 41.6% and 57.6% respectively. The 16th district had a voting percentage of 45.1%
Below are some examples for the table: Click [show] Fresh, Arena, Popular, and Stable. The categories used to describe each county’s voting pattern in the 2020, 2016, and 2012 presidential elections are New, Battleground, Trending, and Solid. The size of those counties and their votes in a state’s presidential election can provide additional insights into election outcomes at other levels of government.
The voting patterns at the county level in 2020, 2016, and 2012 can be categorized as follows: solidly Democratic, trending Democratic, battleground Democratic, newly Democratic, Republican-leaning Democratic, solidly Republican, trending Republican, and newly Republican.
The table below provides information on the percentage of the state population residing in Florida after the 2020 election, categorized by county type. Florida, which leaned towards the Republican party, supported Barack Obama (D) in 2012, Donald Trump (R) in 2016, and Donald Trump (R) again in 2020. Out of the total population, 40.2% of Floridians resided in 52 counties that consistently supported the Republican party, while 46.6% lived in nine counties that consistently voted for the Democratic presidential candidate from 2012 to 2020.
In 2020, there were 9 counties that strongly supported the Democratic party, accounting for 46.6% of the total votes. On the other hand, there were 52 counties that strongly supported the Republican party, making up 40.2% of the total votes. Additionally, there were 2 counties that leaned towards the Democratic party, making up 6.8% of the total votes. There was only 1 county that was considered a battleground, with a Democratic leaning of 4.5%. In terms of trending counties, there were 3 that showed a Republican leaning of 2.0%. Overall, a total of 12 counties voted for the Democratic party, accounting for 57.8% of the total votes, while 55 counties voted for the Republican party, making up 42.2% of the total votes. These statistics pertain to the county-level data in Florida.
Past patterns of voting
Florida’s presidential election outcomes from 1900 to 2020.
This section offers details regarding the results of the last five elections for the U.S. Senate and governor roles that occurred in the state.
United States Senate elections
Also check out: List of Florida’s United States Senators.
The chart provided below provides information on the voting results from the last five U.S. Senate elections held in Florida.
In the Florida U.S. Senate election results, the winner of the race secured 48.9% of the votes in 2010 and 55.2% in 2012. In 2006, the runner up received 29.7% of the votes, while in 2016, the runner up garnered 44.3% of the votes. The average percentage of votes received by the winner was 53.3%, whereas the runner up received an average of 40.8% of the votes. In the most recent election in 2018, the winner narrowly won with 50.1% of the votes, just 0.2% ahead of the runner up who received 49.9% of the votes.
Elections for the Governor’s Office
Also check out: Governor of Florida.
The chart below provides information on the vote in the last five gubernatorial elections in Florida.
2018 49.6% 49.2% Runner up Winner Race Florida in results election Gubernatorial2014 48.1% 47.1%2010 48.9% 47.7%2006 52.2% 45.1%2002 56.0% 43.2%Average 51.0 46.5.
Group of Congress members
The chart below shows the political makeup of Delaware’s congressional delegation as of November 2022.
In November 2022, the partisan breakdown of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate from Delaware was as follows: there were 18 Republicans, 16 Democrats, and 2 Independents in the House, while in the Senate there were 16 Republicans, 9 Democrats, and 2 Independents. There were also 2 vacancies in total.
Executive branch of the government
The chart below shows the individuals currently holding positions in the four highest-ranking state executive offices in Florida as of November 2022.
Ashley B. Moody, the Attorney General, Cord Byrd, the Secretary of State, Jeanette Nuñez, the Lieutenant Governor, and Ron DeSantis, the Governor, are all Florida officials serving in the executive branch of the state government. They have been in office since November 2022.
The charts below showcase the political makeup of the Florida State Legislature as of November 2022.
Florida State Senate
In November 2022, the Democratic Party has a total of 12 members, while the Republican Party has 28 members, resulting in a combined membership of 40 individuals with no empty positions.
Florida State Assembly
In November 2022, the Democratic Party has 35 members, the Republican Party has 84 members, and there is one vacant position, resulting in a total of 120 members in the Party.
The table below displays the historical trifecta status of the state. As of November 2022, Florida had a Republican trifecta with control of the governorship and majorities in both state legislature chambers.
Over a span of twenty-three years, from 1992 to 2022, the Republican party held control of the state of Florida for multiple terms, while the Democratic party achieved a trifecta of power for a single year.
The chart provided below provides demographic information about Florida and compares it to the wider United States as of 2019.
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