I wanted to share this article from Raw Story about the recent “money bomb” for Rep. Alan Grayson. From the comments on this site, I saw that a lot of you gave, and we are greatly appreciative of that, as is Congressman Grayson. The average gift was $32, which shows that people are giving whatever they can (in some instances $1, but every little bit helps!)
Here’s the article:
Alan Grayson, the Florida Democrat whose sharp-tongued jabs have stirred the cockles of liberals everywhere, raised a whopping $470,000 for his re-election campaign on a single day in March, perhaps a testament to a frustrated liberal base eager to have a candidate as full-throated as some of their Republican counterparts.
His March 27 Internet “money bomb” (full disclosure: his campaign advertised the money bomb fundraiser on this site) raked in just shy of $500,000. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a similar fundraising day last year raked in $514,000.
His campaign says 93 percent of donors last quarter were individual givers; the average gift was $32. Grayson counted 25,000 donors, most of which he says came from the Internet.
Grayson is expected to report $1.5 million in cash on hand at the end of the quarter.
Regardless of his fundraising totals, the Florida Democrat came into his seat with a considerable sum of his own funds: as a lawyer, he spent $2.7 million of his own money on his 2008 campaign.
Grayson has inspired a following with his populist, anti-big business rhetoric. After the Supreme Court ruled that corporations could spend unlimited sums on campaign ads, he told Raw Story in an interview that the decision could have unintended consequences.
“If we do nothing then I think you can kiss your country goodbye,” Grayson said in a January interview just hours after the decision was announced.