Rubio Raises Nearly $1 Million In Third Quarter

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October 6, 2009 6:04 a.m.

Former Florida state House Speaker Marco Rubio, the insurgent conservative candidate in the Republican primary for Senate, has had a decent third fundraising quarter — though he is still decidedly an underdog.

Rubio’s campaign has announced raising nearly $1 million, a marked improvement from their mere $340,000 last quarter.

The frontrunner in the race, moderate Gov. Charlie Crist, has not yet announced his haul. The Tampa Bay Tribune says that his supporters are speculating about a figure of $2 million — but also notes that the Crist camp seriously lowballed their estimates last quarter, when he raised over $4 million.

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