Politico.com reports on the fundraising impact of the Bob Etheridge video for his Republican challenger Renee Ellmers. Here’s an excerpt, which quotes her campaign manager Al Lytton.
Lytton said the campaign has raised $24,000 in the first twenty-four hours since the footage became public – a figure that represents about a third of what the campaign had taken in for the entire cycle.
The video, first shown at the conservative website Big Government, shows the Congressman grabbing a self-identified student questioner whose face is blurred out, and demanding to know, “who are you?”
“It’s given us a lot of momentum and raised the race to a national level,” said Lytton.
Politics is a fascinating and unpredictable endeavor. Anything can happen at any time. The question is, will the Etheridge campaign find a way to use the incident to raise funds? The story notes that Etheridge has more than $1 million in the bank.
The Ellmers campaign website is here.
The Etheridge campaign website is here.
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