Rand Paul ‘Moneybomb’ Raises $435,000
The one-day “moneybomb” for Rand Paul’s campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky, modeled on the 24-hour fundraisers that fueled his father Ron’s presidential bid, was a substantial success: the younger Paul raised $435,000 yesterday.
Paul’s war chest has around $677,000 in it, the fruit of three weeks of campaigning. For comparison, Republican front-runner Trey Grayson raised around $600,000 for the first two months of his bid, from May through July. As I wrote last week, Paul’s ability to run a well-funded, credible campaign—he’s only 11 points behind Grayson—is a minor complication when the NRSC looks at its 2010 map.