Rick Scott camp says it matched 3 months of Bill Nelson fundraising in 3 weeks

Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. (Photos by George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott‘s U.S. Senate campaign says it has raised $3.2 million in the three weeks since Scott launched his campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

That’s the same amount Nelson’s campaign recently trumpeted as its record-breaking haul for the entire first quarter of 2018.

Three-term incumbent Nelson began April with $10.5 million in cash on hand for what is expected to be one of the nation’s premier 2018 Senate races. Scott and Nelson are expected to formally qualify for the ballot this week.

The Scott campaign released its figure this morning along with a quote from Darlene Jordan, the Palm Beach fundraising veteran who is Scott’s Florida finance chairwoman.

“We have seen an unmatched outpouring of support from across the entire state for Governor Rick Scott’s Senate campaign, and this is only the beginning,” said Jordan, who was a national finance co-chair for Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 presidential bids and state finance chairwoman for Scott’s 2014 re-election.  “Every dollar raised gets us closer to electing a results-driven leader who will shake up Washington, D.C. We are thankful to everyone who has helped kick off this campaign, and we look forward to continuing to build on this momentum and accomplishment.”

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