After less than two weeks, Marco Rubio’s re-election campaign is showing major momentum.
Politico is reporting that Rubio has flexed his fundraising muscle with more than $2.1 million raised since re-entering the race, according to an email Friday morning to supporters.
“Thanks to a tremendous effort lead by Ambassador John Rood and several others,” wrote Rubio finance director Anna Rogers, “we’re thrilled to tell you we raised over $2.1M in just nine days!”
Rogers added that one of Rubio’s Democratic rivals, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, raised about the same amount — $2.4 million — during the “entire” first quarter. Murphy faces fellow Congressman Alan Grayson in the Senate Democratic primary.
“This is a great story for us to tell and is a testament to Marco and to you, the supporters driving this campaign,” Rogers said.
With more than tens of millions of dollars to be raised on both sides, many expect Florida’s Senate contest to be among the nation’s costliest and most competitive.