During the second fundraising quarter, Scott reported elevating $9.6 million — greater than doubling the whole of the next-highest Republican incumbent up for reelection in 2022, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Scott, who’s the one Black Republican in the Senate, had not beforehand been often known as a serious fundraiser. But over the previous yr Scott has waged a concerted effort to construct his small-dollar fundraising operation, paying for a barrage of Facebook adverts aimed toward drawing in donors.
He has additionally begun to win over among the social gathering’s largest donors, together with tech titan Larry Ellison. The Oracle co-founder has contributed $10 million to the Opportunity Matters Fund, an excellent PAC aligned with the senator. The outfit has additionally acquired contributions from different massive GOP donors, together with hedge fund supervisor Dan Loeb, investor Bill Oberndorf and Las Vegas billionaire Steve Wynn.