Nelson raises $2.5-million
His likely opponent, Republican Rep. Katherine Harris, declined to release fundraising totals until July 15, the deadline to file a report with the federal government. Campaign staffers say they are still crunching the numbers.
Other Republicans in the Senate race include: Peter Monroe with about $250,000 ($110,000 as a loan to himself) and LeRoy Collins Jr. with about $80,000. No word on Will McBride except that he put a nominal amount of money in himself.