THE GOAL: Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio earned $ 4 million in the second quarter of the fundraiser in April-June, according to his fireplace.
Rubio’s trip, first shared with Acesparks on Thursday, is more than double the $ 1.6 million the senator raised in the first quarter of January-March this year.
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Rubio, who was first elected to the Senate in the 2010 Tea Wave and failed to win as a GOP presidential candidate in 2016, is preparing to run for a third six-year term in the 2022 midterm elections.
Rubio’s fundraising in the second quarter is more than any amount raised by the GOP Senate in the second quarter of 2019, which is the same amount of time in the previous election cycle, his fireplace said. And that’s about $ 1 million more than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised in the second quarter of 2019, when the Kentucky senator successfully re-elected Republican senator in 2020.
The senator’s fireplace did not suggest separating Rubio’s fundraising order from the top figure. In early April, the senator had $ 3.9 million in cash on hand. Candidates for federal agencies have until July 15 to submit their second-quarter reports to the Federal Election Commission.
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Florida Rep. Val Demings began a Democratic Senate call last month and nominated him as a nationally recognized and respected candidate in the fight against Rubio. Demings, who went down in history as Orlando’s first female police chief before entering politics, raised $ 1 million in the first 24 hours after announcing his candidacy. But the congressman has yet to report on fundraising figures for the second quarter.
The fierce battle in the Florida Senate – which could be one of the very few contests to decide which association controls the chamber – is taking place in a state where nearly 22 million people are scattered across 10 media markets.
“Both sums are a big investment in Florida,” Michael McDonald, a professor of political science at Florida News University, recently told Acesparks. “It could be one of the most expensive races in U.S. Senate history because we’ve increased the amount of money going into the election, given the trajectory.”
Rubio’s total price tag for the then Democratic representative Murphy’s victory in the 2016 election – the fireplace and exterior spending – was nearly $ 110 million, which was a huge amount of money at the time.
But when Sunshine State’s 2018 Senate race saw then-Republican Gov. Rick Scott oust incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson, spending nearly doubled, with candidates, citizens and outside groups spending about $ 205 million.
Until last year, when the Senate race in North Carolina cost more than $ 280 million, breaking the Florida record, the race was the most expensive race in history.