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Rubio-Demings 2022 showdown could become most expensive Senate race ever

Posted on AllSides June 15th, 2021
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(Greg Nash/Pool via AP, File)

A day after she launched a much-anticipated 2022 Democratic challenge against Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Rep. Val Demings spotlighted a surge in fundraising.

Sources close to Deming’s campaign said that Orlando’s first female police chief-turned-congresswoman hauled in roughly $1 million in the day after she declared her Senate candidacy.

"The outpouring of support I've received in the past few days has been humbling. Thank you from the bottom of my heart," Demings tweeted on Friday.

Democrats touted that the fundraising figure was an early sign of Demings’ momentum.

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