It wasn’t even close.
From the in-box:
Numbers adding up for Nelson in re-election campaign
ORLANDO – In the past three months the re-election bid of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson received contributions from nearly 3,000 individuals who donated $1.85 million for his re-election, bringing the campaign’s cash in the bank to over $6 million.
The Florida Democrat’s campaign today provided those figures when it released its fundraising totals for the three months ending June 30.
“The support so far is adding to the momentum that’s building for Sen. Nelson’s re-election,” said Rod Smith, a former Central Florida prosecutor who now heads of the Florida Democratic Party. “It’s a sign of strength and broad-based support for Bill Nelson across Florida.”
The latest figures put Nelson far ahead of a growing field of Republican challengers. In fact, the top Republican fundraiser this quarter collected only half of what Nelson’s campaign brought in.
Meantime, the GOP candidates are getting outside propping from Bush administration political operative Karl Rove, whose dark-money group called Crossroads GPS just started distorting Nelson’s record in one of a series of $20-million worth of TV attack ads – commercials the Nelson campaign labeled as “rubbish paid for by a shadowy, partisan front group funded by just a handful of billionaires.”
Well… it wasn’t even close, unless you count Allen West…