In the world of politics, being able to fundraise for your respective campaign or committee is the key to victory for any aspiring candidate, regardless of political affiliation.
With all of that said, it appears that Florida Governor Rick Scott has a “yuge” money-raised upper-hand over his probably senatorial candidate, Democratic Senator Bill Nelson.
Scott hasn’t officially announced a run against Nelson this year, but all signs point to a March announcement, after the legislative session in Tallahassee concludes.
One of those signs is the amount of campaign dollars his New Republican PAC has raised over Nelson’s Moving America Forward PAC.
It’s not even close.
The New Republican PAC raised $1.1 million in 2017, while Nelson’s PAC only raised $313,950, ending the year with a mere $43,000 left in the bank.
To Nelson’s credit, he’s been doing his best to raise money online for his campaign re-election effort, but those efforts will be dwarfed when Scott pens him his potential campaign an eight-figure campaign donation, if he decides to make the run.
Meanwhile, everyone from President Trump to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is banking on a Scott for U.S. Senate campaign.