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Scott loans a whopping $12m to his campaign, McCollum raises a mere $163k

Down to the wire and down in the polls in the primary horse race, Republican Rick Scott emptied his wallet again and dished a sweet $12 million to his campaign in the final week before the election.

Meanwhile, his challenger Attorney General Bill McCollum, raised only $163,000 in the period from Aug. 7 to Aug. 19, down from the $501,000 haul he made a week earlier.

Scott's final primary total: $39.4 million, $38.9 million of it was personal loans. McCollum, however, benefitted from a hefty $783,000 of in-kind contributions, most of it from the party. His final primary total: $7.7 million.