APT Files FEC Complaint Against Florida Senate Candidate Keith Gross

Today, Americans for Public Trust (APT) filed an FEC complaint against Florida Senate Candidate Keith Gross for an apparent violation of the prohibition against converting campaign funds for personal gain. 

The FEC complaint alleges Gross exceedingly promoted his book on his campaign website and X account, including gratuitously linking to retail platforms selling his recently authored autobiographical work.

“It is troubling that any politician would use campaign resources to line his own pockets,” said Americans for Public Trust Executive Director Caitlin Sutherland. “The FEC should thoroughly investigate this matter to ensure the public has confidence in our elections.”

 Click HERE to read the FEC complaint.

 Click HERE to read reporting on the FEC complaint.


  • Election law prohibits candidates from using campaign funds for personal benefit.
  • The FEC has placed limits on the degree of promotional material for candidate books that can be posted on a campaign’s website or social media pages.
  • In February 2024, Keith Gross’ campaign X account tweeted an announcement regarding his book’s release.
  •  A series of follow-up posts linked to other websites where individuals could purchase Gross’ book, including Amazon, Apple Books, and Barnes & Noble.