Sunday, August 12, 2012

Romney/Ryan haul: $3.5 million in 24 hours

One immediate effect of the Ryan being named VP, huge spike in donations to the Romney campaign. Is this what conservative/Republican enthusiasm looks like?

"How did America react to Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate? According to the one measure that literally counts … pretty spectacularly. The online fundraising for the 24-hour period following Ryan’s addition to the ticket came to $3.5 million, according to the Twitter feed of campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul:

Andrea Saul@andreamsaul
$3.5 million raised online in 24 hrs of @MittRomney's pick of @PaulRyanVP #RomneyRyan2012
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Bear in mind that this is online only. That’s roughly equivalent to the pace one would see from a month in which the combined Romney/RNC effort raised $105 million, with big-ticket fundraisers included. It’s not quite as dramatic as the amount of money pulled in after the Supreme Court’s decision on ObamaCare ($4.6 million), but it’s close.

I contacted a source close to the campaign, and got the details:

Donors: over 41,000
Average donation: $85
Website visits: 700,000

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