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Bill Nelson campaign says it raised more than $2.1 mil in Q2

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Sen. Bill Nelson brought in another $2 million during the second quarter of 2017.

The Orlando Democrat’s campaign announced Wednesday it will report raising more than $2.1 million between April 1 and June 30. The $2.13 million haul, according to the campaign, comes on top of raising nearly $2.1 million during the first three months of the year.

While Nelson’s fundraising remained steady, the campaign said the total number of donors has risen quarter-to-quarter.

According to the numbers released by the campaign, Nelson received more than 25,000 donations from nearly 21,000 individual donors in the past three months. That’s up from 4,500 donors who contributed to Nelson in the first three months of the year.

Gov. Rick Scott is expected to challenge Nelson in 2018. Scott has not publicly said he was running for office and has not begun raising money for a campaign. The Naples Republican did, however, announce he was taking charge of a federal super PAC, which is largely expected to help fuel his eventual U.S. Senate bid.

Nelson, according to his campaign, now has more than $5.1 million in the bank.

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