Incumbent Republican Marco Rubio's campaign announced today that the U.S. senator has brought in almost $5.5 million since he launched his re-election bid in late June.
That includes about $3.25 million that was raised since July 1 alone, the campaign said.
The campaign reported having $4.6 million in the bank, as of Aug. 10.
Rubio's camp noted that all donations came as a result of "direct contributions," as opposed to money raised through joint fundraising committees.
Today is the deadline for U.S. Senate campaigns in Florida to file their pre-primary campaign finance reports, covering July 1 through Aug. 10. Between Aug. 11 and Aug. 27, campaigns are require to report any contributions in excess of $1,000 within 48 hours.
The primary is Aug. 30, and mail-in and in-person early voting are already underway.
Rubio is the first of the U.S. Senate candidates to release their pre-primary figures.
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