Add another $3 million to Marco Rubio’s campaign coffers.
The Rubio campaign announced it had raised $3.25 million since July 1, boosting the total raised to $5.5 million since announcing he was running for re-election in late June. The Miami Republican, according to the campaign, had $4.6 million in the bank as of Aug. 10.
Rubio faces Carlos Beruff in the Aug. 30 U.S. Senate primary.
According to campaign finance documents filed with the Federal Election Commission, Beruff has loaned his campaign more than $4.1 million through June 30.
While Beruff spent a significant amount of money on early ad buys, it hasn’t appeared to make much of a difference. He’d trailed in the polls, in some cases by double-digits, since Rubio got in the race. He continues to spend on advertising, releasing an advertisement this week slamming Rubio over his attendance record.
Rubio is also on the airwaves, releasing a new advertisement Thursday focused on work Rubio did to help a Florida mother get medication for her daughter.
In the 30-second spot, Blanquita Trabold applauds Rubio for his help on her family’s case.
“My daughter was diagnosed with cancer of the breast. And it got worse and worse and worse. I called Senator Rubio. I said, this drug has not been approved by the FDA, but if you can get it perhaps we can save my daughter’s life,” she says in the 30 second spot. ““He got me the medication within a week. Thanks to Marco, I had three more months with my daughter. Marco Rubio was there for me when I needed him most. “