Scott gave $63.5 million of his own money to his 2018 Senate run, FEC filings reveal. Donors racked up less than a third of that, donating $18 million total. Political Action Committees gave a little less than $2 million to Scott as well. That meant Scott had $82.5 million at his disposal, but still found it necessary to baselessly claim voter fraud had tainted the race before he eked out a win weeks after voters went to the polls.
On the other side of the aisle, FEC filings show Nelson didn't spend any of his own money, and raised about $23 million from individual donors as of Oct. 17. He lost by 10,000 votes, or .2 percent of the vote, after a recount, per The New York Times.