[RETRACTED] Norm Coleman’s Fundraising
[UPDATE: Politico published a story this morning reporting that former Sen. Norm Coleman had raised $25 million for his election recount, and I published this quick post. Later in the day, Politico changed its story and reported that the $25 million figure included Coleman's general election fundraising. My original post is below.]
This is the jaw-dropping part of Manu Raju’s new story on Republicans encouraging former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) to continue litigating to keep Al Franken out of the Senate.
[Tom] Erickson, the Coleman campaign spokesman, said Monday that the senator has raised $25 million — only a small portion of which came from online contributions — since Nov. 4 to pay for his bills during the hand recount.
Coleman only raised $23.7 million for the 2008 election, a pile of money he started building six years ago. Obviously, the contribution limits for recounts are higher than the limits for candidates, but it’s still an impressive show of solidarity from Republicans trying to delay the results of an election.