The Sarah Palin money bomb

Palin's speech has apparently energized donors, on both sides of the aisle.


Alex Koppelman
September 5, 2008 1:55AM (UTC)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Sarah Palin's speech to the Republican convention really seems to have energized people. Including Democrats, it turns out -- Barack Obama's campaign says that since Palin's speech, it has taken in $8 million, and the Obama camp estimates that number will hit $10 million by the time John McCain addresses the convention tonight.

The Republican National Committee, meanwhile, has reportedly raised $1 million in the same time period. And a McCain source told the Drudge Report, "We could not count our donations fast enough." (The McCain campaign is now restricted from raising its own money, as McCain accepted public financing.)

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Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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