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Sen. Bill Nelson says outsiders spending millions in race against him

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson told Democrats at the Jefferson Jackson dinner tonight that outsiders are spending millions in an effort to defeat him.

"You take a race such as mine with an opponent the newspapers have said is flawed and yet who is raising very little money yet what we see is millions of dollars that are pouring in," Nelson said. "Outside of the Miami TV market $8 million of negative TV ads have been run against me. Karl Rove just reserved another $6 million coming up in the fall. ... What we are going to have to do about it is be smarter, more efficient and put the shoe leather to the street." 

The Florida Democratic Party raised about $750,000 at the event and drew about 1,000 people.