$700,000 + $600,000 for Coakley
The first number is how much Democrats say their Senate candidate in Massachusetts has raised since sending out an email appeal yesterday from Vicki Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.). The second number is how much MoveOn.org says it’s raised with its own appeal. By comparison, Republican candidate Scott Brown raised around $1.2 million with a “Red Invades Blue moneybomb” on Tuesday.
There’s no longer any doubt that Democrats have engaged with the race — Vicki Kennedy is also cutting a TV ad for Coakley — but the candidate can’t quite catch a break. Today’s micro-controversy centers around her comment to a Boston Globe reporter that she considered racking up more endorsements better for her campaign than “shaking hands outside Fenway in the cold,” a remark that’s drawn the ire of Republican former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.