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Florida Gov. Scott Has Spent $8M on TV ads in Run Against Sen. Nelson

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:02 PM

Gov. Rick Scott is pummeling Sen. Bill Nelson on TV, outspending the Democrat by $8 million in his challenge to unseat the three-term senator in November's midterms, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting.

That is, Scott has spent $8 million on TV ads to Nelson's $0.

Overall, with the help of a super PAC, Scott has spent about $12 million thus far, the Times reports.

"He has unlimited money, we know that he’ll spend it, and as the campaign progresses you’ll see how much his personal wealth has increased while he’s been governor," Nelson told Politico last month.

Nelson is sitting on a $10 million war chest, apparently saving it for a rainy day that some state Democrats this is here, the Times reports.

Win, lose or draw, it's going to be expensive for Nelson - and national Democrats - to defend Florida.

"It’s impossible, impossible, for a Florida race to be inexpensive," Mo Elleithee, a former Democratic National Committee spokesman, told Politico. "It’s not that it’s a zero-sum game. But for Democrats it would have been nice to have one less expensive state to have to dump money into so that money could go into other states."

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Gov. Rick Scott is pummeling Sen. Bill Nelson on TV, outspending the Democrat by $8 million in his challenge to unseat the three-term senator in November's midterms, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting.
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