Florida Republican Mike Haridopolos “is proving to be a formidable fundraiser,” The Hill reports.
The state Senate president was the first challenger to announce a run against Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). That early initiative appears to have reaped a financial benefit.
Haridopolos’s fundraiser in Orlando last week netted him some $1 million for his bid, according to the St. Petersburg Times.
In addition, Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon (R) “announced he’s backing Haridopolos during the Orlando event.”