With 15 days of official electoral campaign, candidates Carlos Moisés da Silva (Republicans) and Décio Lima (PT) lead the ranking of campaign expenses declared by candidates in Santa Catarina.
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The survey was carried out based on the TSE (Superior Electoral Court) information dissemination system. Most of the expenses were with electoral marketing.
Moisés informed (according to a financial report delivered on August 27) an expense of R$ 1,825,286.64, of which R$ 1.6 million, about 89% of the expenses, with advertising in printed materials and stickers.
Décio declared a cost of BRL 1.050 million, of which BRL 1 million with the production of radio and television programs with the company Maqyna Audivisual and BRL 50,000 with Facebook to boost (ads) electoral content on the internet. The candidate’s last financial report was filed on August 25th.
Candidate Odair Tramontin (Novo) declared spending, so far, of BRL 102,111.60, with BRL 98,350 (96.32%) spent on advertising with printed materials and stickers. The financial report is dated August 25th.
Gean Loureiro (União) declared expenses of R$ 59,800 directed to the provision of services related to militancy activities and street mobilization and to boosting electoral content on the internet.
The other candidates did not present their financial expenses in the financial reports. Candidates Leandro Borge (PCO) and Ralf Zimmer (Pros) are not included in the system, because according to the Electoral Justice they did not present accountability.
Moisés and Tramontin lead the way in receiving private donations. The candidate for reelection has already raised around R$ 1.6 million in private funds.
Highlighting the donations of the businessman from Criciúma, Ricardo Minatto Brandão, chairman of the board of Brametal, which manufactures metal structures, with a donation of R$ 1 million, and the owner of Delupo Ferragens, Alexandro Willemann da Silva, who donated R$ 500 thousand.
Moisés also received R$ 100 thousand from the agribusiness billionaire, Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello, president of the Cosan group.
Tramontin received a donation of R$ 100 thousand from individuals, which is equivalent to 70.26% of the funds received. The largest private donations came from businessmen Jacinto Silveira Florzino, Silvio Luiz da Paz and Christian Meyer, each donating R$10,000.
Party Fund and Fundão
So far, Jorginho Mello is the one who reported the largest receipt of public campaign funds, R$ 6 million from the PL party fund.
Gean Loureiro appears in second place, receiving R$ 3.3 million from the FEFC (Special Fund for Campaign Financing), better known as the Electoral Fund or Fundão, a public fund intended to finance candidates’ election campaigns.
The candidate Esperidião Amin (PP) appears next with the receipt of R$ 2.3 million from the electoral fund. Décio Lima also declared that he had received, so far, R$ 1.2 million from the FEFC. Carlos Moisés received R$260,000 from the Republican party fund.
Among the candidates for the Senate, so far, six declared they received resources from the electoral fund: Dário Berger (PSB) with R$ 2.2 million; followed by Jorge Seif Junior (PL) with R$ 2 million; Raimundo Colombo (PSD) with R$ 700 thousand; Afrânio Boppré (Psol) with BRL 451,886.48; Kennedy Nunes (PTB) with R$ 100 thousand and Gilmar Salgado (PSTU) with R$ 6 thousand.
Despite the fact that companies were banned from making donations to politicians and candidates as of 2015, business financing continues to exist, to a lesser extent, through contributions made by company executives.
Even without including private donations, this will be the most expensive election in the country’s history, with around R$6 billion in public funds allocated to candidates, in addition to a tax waiver of around R$740 million for the placement of electoral propaganda. on radio and TV.
The public budget is distributed, almost entirely, according to the weight of the parties in Congress.