Rick Scott Senate Campaign Raises $3.2 Million in Three Weeks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced today that his campaign for United States Senate has raised $3.2 million in only three weeks. This is the same amount of funding raised by Bill Nelson’s campaign in the entire first quarter of this year. Florida Finance Chairwoman Darlene Jordan and National Finance Chairman Thomas Hicks have helped lead the efforts to reach this tremendous milestone.


“It is clear that Americans are ready to see a change in Washington,” said Governor Rick Scott. “I appreciate the support of everyone who has helped us reach this incredible announcement today, but this is just the start. I look forward to continuing to tell Floridians why we need to get rid of the career politicians and make Washington work for us.”


“We have seen an unmatched outpouring of support from across the entire state for Governor Rick Scott’s Senate campaign, and this is only the beginning,” said Florida Finance Chairwoman Darlene Jordan. “Every dollar raised gets us closer to electing a results-driven leader who will shake up Washington, D.C. We are thankful to everyone who has helped kick off this campaign, and we look forward to continuing to build on this momentum and accomplishment.”


“This fundraising triumph makes it clear that the excitement of sending a leader like Governor Rick Scott to D.C. can be felt all across the country,” said National Finance Chairman Thomas Hicks. “We are grateful to all those who have contributed so far, and we will continue to fight each day to keep this momentum going and get Governor Scott to the U.S. Senate.”


Over $3 million of the total raised is made up of individual contributions. This total does not include any candidate contributions.


Darlene Jordan is the Florida Finance Chairwoman for the Scott for Florida campaign for U.S. Senate. She is also Executive Director of the Gerald R. Jordan Foundation, a nonprofit organization named for her husband that supports education, health and medical research, youth services, and the arts. Darlene served as a National Finance Co-Chair for Mitt Romney for President in 2008 and 2012, and as the State Finance Chair for Governor Rick Scott’s successful reelection campaign in 2014.


Thomas Hicks is the National Finance Chairman for the Scott for Florida campaign for U.S. Senate. He is founder, Chairman and Partner of Hicks Holdings LLC, a Dallas-based family office that owns and manages the Thomas and Cinda Hicks Family’s sports, real estate, corporate assets, and investments. Previously, Thomas co-founded, and was Chairman of, Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Inc., a nationally prominent private equity firm specializing in leveraged acquisitions. During Mr. Hicks’s tenure as Chairman, HMTF successfully raised over $12 billion of private equity funds, consummated over $50 billion of leveraged acquisitions, and was one of the world’s most active private investment firms.