Democrat Val Demings Breaks Florida Fundraising Record, Gears Up for Expensive Senate Battle Against Marco Rubio

Democrat Val Demings Breaks Florida Fundraising Record, Gears Up for Expensive Senate Battle Against Marco Rubio


Florida Senate candidate Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) raked in $8.4 million in the third quarter of 2021, outraising incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) massive haul of $6 million and raising more than any Florida Senate candidate ever has at this point in a campaign cycle.

Florida Politics first reported on the new record but noted Demings’ campaign anticipates it will still “get outspent” by Rubio, despite Demings outperforming the Florida Republican in second and now third quarter fundraising.

“Make no mistake: we expect to get outspent, and our historically strong fundraising will simply allow us to keep up with the tens of millions of dollars wealthy special interests will dump into Florida on Marco Rubio’s behalf next year,” Demings campaign manager Zach Carroll stated, per the outlet.

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