Republican Rick Scott gave his campaign for governor another $11.6 million in the final 12 days, breaking $73 million for his entire race.
For some perspective, $11.6 million is more than Democrat Alex Sink raised in her entire campaign. And that's almost $4 million more than Democrat Jim Davis collected four years ago...
For those of you counting at home, those are checks of:
*$3.814 million on Oct. 18.
*$5.6 million on Monday.
*$1.6 million on Thursday, the last day of fundraising.
*$600,000 a bit later on Thursday.
Granted, Sink and her allies funneled quite a bit through the Florida Democratic Party, but its taken the FDP five years to raise $73 million.
This just seems like one of the rare times in journalism that an exclamation point is necessary: $73 million!
-- Michael C. Bender