Big day for Hoffman after Palin endorsement: $116K

posted at 12:05 pm on October 23, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Just how effective has Sarah Palin’s intervention in the NY23 special election been?  Douglas Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate that got Palin’s endorsement, raised $116,000 in a single day, according to a source within the campaign.  The source told me to refer back to Chris Cillizza’s coverage of the race at the Washington Post blog The Fix, which noted that Hoffman had raised $210,000 … over the course of a week.

Stacy McCain confirmed this with another source in the campaign.  He has a few updates as well on Democratic fundraising in the contest.

If nothing else, this confirms the power that Palin has with the conservative base.  She can raise money hand over fist, even with some considerable negatives with other constituencies.  If Hoffman winds up winning this election, Palin will become a very popular woman in the 2010 campaign, especially in Blue Dog Democrat districts where conservatives have grown appalled by the direction of a Democratic Congress.  Even if he doesn’t, this has been an impressive demonstration of influence and power.


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But…but…she’s irrelevent!

BlueStateBilly on October 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM

She’s money. Duck and cover, Liberals and Elites.

kingsjester on October 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Oooooooh, Sarahcuda!

Pablo on October 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM

BUT DEDE HAS AN R NEXT TO HER NAME.

And Newt endorsed her!

artist on October 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Told you so. *haha

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM

But…but…she’s irrelevent!

No one ever said that. The argument has been that she’s not electable. But many conservatives love her. That’s undeniable.

YYZ on October 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Actually, *nanner, nanner* feels even better.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM

God, I hope she is able to weild power all over this country. Let them quake b4 her $$ raising popularity! Awesome!

JAM on October 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM

B-b-b-but NO ONE WANTS HER TO CAMPAIGN FOR THEM!!!!!!

CDeb on October 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM

but she be be stupid or someding….

SDarchitect on October 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM

She is us.

faraway on October 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM

She’s money. Duck and cover, Liberals and Elites.

kingsjester on October 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM

I really can be obnoxious at times. But it’s so much fun being right.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Uh oh, I wonder what this will do to AllahPundit.
(I jest, I jest).

The mentions on Rush & Glenn helped too, I’m sure.

Are you paying attention, Michael Steele?

rbj on October 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM

wonder if DEDE knows what the Bush Doctrine is???

SDarchitect on October 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM

I hope she goes up there to stump for him. That should bring the people out to vote for him.
I’m glad Sarah is walking the walk. We need more like her.

Brat4life on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

our political D-Day is at hand, our country is at stake, many will fall, many more will succeed…this is where we make our first conservative stand, win or lose….THIS IS WHERE IT STARTS….WIN OR LOSE

JJKRN on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Let’s replace Michael Steele with Sarah Palin.

flyfisher on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Wait til she goes on the stump at some point. Libs and elitists heads will explode over the crowds she will draw.
Nothing but good stuff

NJ Red on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

See why the propaganda arm of the DNC went all out after her.

jukin on October 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM

She is us.

faraway on October 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM

She really isn’t me. But you know what I trust?

She’s authentic.

She’s just not going to do it the usual way in life. I sure relate to that.

People who live lives that reflect themselves, for real, often take off on paths others warn against.

I respect that.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM

She can see victory from her house.

the_nile on October 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM

You know… I don’t read newspapers either.

faraway on October 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM

The democrats watching Sarah emerge as a national force is akin to what Hitler saw on June 6, 1944 when 3000 allied aircraft were flying over the French coast.

And the RINO’s are the French Vichy.

csdeven on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

I just donated. I like the idea of a Conservative Party. They can caucus with Republicans but not be one. Sounds great to me. I am in. RINOs no more please.

Dr_Irish on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Let’s replace Michael Steele with Sarah Palin.

flyfisher on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Oh dear, I’m not a GOP type, so I’ll let others involved correct me.

But it seems to me that job is a killer. They couldn’t even correct the story about her clothes, nevermind really exert influence.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

BUT DEDE HAS AN R NEXT TO HER NAME.

And Newt endorsed her!

artist on October 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Newt is stuck riding that pony… his hope is for the Democrat to win… which is exactly what he wants right now.

mankai on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Way to go! Let your money talk in this one!

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 12:13 PM

But Meghan McCain is the female face of the GOP! Kathleen Parker told us so.

NebCon on October 23, 2009 at 12:13 PM

She can see victory from her house.

the_nile on October 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM

I LOVE IT!

marklmail on October 23, 2009 at 12:14 PM

I now want her to show up there and pull in thousands and thousands of people! That would really shake up some people.

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM

‘cuda attack!

LincolntheHun on October 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM

OT: Can President Palin move the White House to Nebraska?

faraway on October 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM

I still dont get why so many of my liberal friends say she is so unexperienced. Then you bring up King Obama and all of his accomplishments and for some reason his experience is just fine. Nope, no double standard here. Keep on moving.

deepinthought on October 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM

I just got goose bumps. OH!! So Thats what “A thrill up my leg” feels like.

Indian Outlaw on October 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM

The democrats watching Sarah emerge as a national force is akin to what Hitler saw on June 6, 1944 when 3000 allied aircraft were flying over the French coast.

And the RINO’s are the French Vichy.

csdeven on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Apt metaphor.

BTW, what is a blog where it’s not about how Palin or what’s so obvious from the Teaparties and the Townhalls is constantly challenged?

I find this tact intellectually disingenuous. Really, it’s the traditional GOP who are hiding from stating their opinions on much of anything that needs to be defending why they are even going to be viewed as moderate.

Based on what?

I read Palin’s positions. I am far, far more liberal than most here.

She’s not yet hit my “funny” bone.

Romney, Pawlenty, and even Huckabee on most real in-depth issues, remind me of Obama…….”Not Present.”

I am convinced that this type of politician is dangerous to our Country.

We can’t afford “not present” anymore.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Sarah has stuck her finger into Newt’s eye and the entire GOP better take notice.

fourdeucer on October 23, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Let’s replace Michael Steele with Sarah Palin.

flyfisher on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Oh dear, I’m not a GOP type, so I’ll let others involved correct me.

But it seems to me that job is a killer. They couldn’t even correct the story about her clothes, nevermind really exert influence.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

I think so too.

the_nile on October 23, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Too bad that idjit Christie rejected Palin’s help weeks ago. This is what you get when you listen to skittish RINO’s running your campaign–LOSS. And I say this because I suspect strongly that Christie’s gonna lose his bid for governor. Corzine’s running circles around Christie with his massive war chest. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Eat crow, RINO’s.

RepubChica on October 23, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Stacy McCain confirmed this with another source in the campaign. He has a few updates as well on Democratic fundraising in the contest.

You are clearly a neo-nazi for linking favorably to RS McCain!

/LGF logic

jp on October 23, 2009 at 12:17 PM

But Meghan McCain is the female face of the GOP! Kathleen Parker told us so.

NebCon on October 23, 2009 at 12:13 PM

GAG

NJ Red on October 23, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Of course he has raised $100K in a day. He will maybe double that figure today alone.

Can you hear us now?

If not, you will. And it will be when a landslide victory hammer slams into the side of your head.

Contact.

ted c on October 23, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Can’t wait to see Allah’s response to Sarah’s cashalanche.

OhioCoastie on October 23, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Hell, I might donate again just because I am getting a huge kick out of this! Sort of an entertainment tax. lol

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 12:18 PM

And Sarah Palin supposedly is the less popular conservative. Ha!!

Chris Christie is losing in NJ because he think Sarah is radioactive and conservatives are the boogeyman.
Hoffman will win and Christie will lose.

Conservatism wins all the time!

cubachi on October 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Wait…I thought Sarah was done?? //

~B

Brian on October 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Hell, I might donate again just because I am getting a huge kick out of this! Sort of an entertainment tax. lol

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 12:18 PM

It’s your money (for now). Have fun spending it!

CDeb on October 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Day? Has it even been 24 hours?

Rocks on October 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Power = Money

Palin’s endorsement = Hoffman Money

Hoffman Money = Palin Power

Equations.

ted c on October 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Sarah is that damn good. She is what this america need. ogabe the disease palin the cure.

bessex on October 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Get your heads out of your derierres,gop!!!!!Moderates are not wanted!!!!!!!!

ohiobabe on October 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM

But Meghan McCain is the female face of the GOP! Kathleen Parker told us so.

NebCon on October 23, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Oh please, Meghan is still very much a kid. Unless you haven’t raised a kid, you might think she’s an adult. *haha

She’s a kid. Her dad lost. She can huff and puff, but she was just willing to blame Sarah for that.

She loves her dad. It’s really just that simple.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM

But it seems to me that job is a killer. They couldn’t even correct the story about her clothes, nevermind really exert influence.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Agreed. I don’t want her in that job. What about Santorum?

Darksean on October 23, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Let’s replace Michael Steele with Sarah Palin.

flyfisher on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Oh dear, I’m not a GOP type, so I’ll let others involved correct me.

But it seems to me that job is a killer. They couldn’t even correct the story about her clothes, nevermind really exert influence.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM
I think so too.

the_nile on October 23, 2009 at 12:17 PM

I wasn’t all that serious. But someone can do that job. Hailey Barbour did a pretty good job (and he’s been an excellent governor as well). Palin is probably more valuable doing precisely what she’s doing. I hope she spends the next three years pushing Obama’s buttons.

flyfisher on October 23, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Folks, she is doing all of this with no party support, in fact her party is actively trying to get her to shut up. She is basically setting the national agenda from her friggin house, just using twitter and facebook! I mean if she seriously put her mind to it she would be unstoppable in any election.

Johnnyreb on October 23, 2009 at 12:21 PM

The democrats watching Sarah emerge as a national force is akin to what Hitler saw on June 6, 1944 when 3000 allied aircraft were flying over the French coast.

And the RINO’s are the French Vichy.

csdeven on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

+1000. If this doesn’t get you guest posting privileges, then Allah is as bad as we fear he is.

platypus on October 23, 2009 at 12:21 PM

I’m gonna go and donate to Hoffman just to make a statement. Christie can suck it.

RepubChica on October 23, 2009 at 12:21 PM

She can see NY from her house….

PatriotRider on October 23, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Scozz: This is a $116K arm twist.

Concede. You have now base of support. There are now 116K soldiers arrayed against you.

Climb under the bus or be thrown.

ted c on October 23, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Agreed. I don’t want her in that job. What about Santorum?

Darksean on October 23, 2009 at 12:20 PM

I like Michael. I suggest, let him grow.

I think that job is obviously “defanged.” So let him grow.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:22 PM

But, But,…Tim Pawlenty had hundreds Rinos lining up at a bar and they paid 15-25 bucks each to listen to his 8 minute speech…...in Washington DC.

portlandon on October 23, 2009 at 12:23 PM

I don’t have money sitting around, but as a member of the silent majority who has no time to attend tea parties, I’ll be giving what I can to candiates like Hoffmann that are endorsed by the likes of Palin, Beck, and Bachmann. Based on the money Hoffmann raised in one day following Palin’s endorsement, I’m not alone.

hogfat on October 23, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Told you so. *haha

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM

She has a crush on Sarah.

seven on October 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM

SARACUDA.

tim c on October 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM

And the RINO’s are the French Vichy.

csdeven on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

LOL. Vichy-Republicans.

portlandon on October 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Folks, she is doing all of this with no party support, in fact her party is actively trying to get her to shut up. She is basically setting the national agenda from her friggin house, just using twitter and facebook! I mean if she seriously put her mind to it she would be unstoppable in any election.

Johnnyreb on October 23, 2009 at 12:21 PM

That’s actually helpful. *haha

I’ve watched when parties lose after 8 years. NEVER have I seen such a beating as the GOP took.

Man, they really earned the editorials about how the GOP was dead.

We’ll produce a budget…..and then didn’t.

I’m sorry, but the “regular” GOP strike me (and I’ve never been part….so take what you like and leave the rest)…as grossly incompetent.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM

The democrats watching Sarah emerge as a national force is akin to what Hitler saw on June 6, 1944 when 3000 allied aircraft were flying over the French coast.

And the RINO’s are the French Vichy.

csdeven on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Ohh yes, D-Day analogies–LOVE ‘em.

Sarah Palin is the commander of 2nd Ranger BN who is now launched to assault the beach near the cliffs of Point du Hoc. The Rangers will climb, they will climb and they will fight. The rounds are snapping, the fire is fierce but the outcome is now sealed–we shall seize this country back, seize our enemies by the nose and knock you fricking sideways.

Mark our words–

Destiny.

ted c on October 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM

She still thinks we should actually drill for our own oil. That’s just crazy. Americans don’t want that. And she is an idiot. /must i

kahall on October 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Let’s replace Michael Steele with Sarah Palin.

flyfisher on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Yes please.

Chaz706 on October 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM

This is great, I hope the increasingly useless and irrelevant RNC is paying close attention.

Now, when is she going to endorse Marco Rubio?

califcon on October 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Christie – get a clue!

huckleberryfriend on October 23, 2009 at 12:26 PM

But, but, but, she’s a QUITTER !

stenwin77 on October 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM

She is us.
faraway on October 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM

She really isn’t me. But you know what I trust?
She’s authentic.
She’s just not going to do it the usual way in life. I sure relate to that.
People who live lives that reflect themselves, for real, often take off on paths others warn against.
I respect that.
AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM

When you look deep down, no ones is really ‘normal’ or ‘average’ – we all have our own quicks and oddities.
I think it was best said by Rodney Dangerfield:

‘The only normal people are those you don’t know very well’

Chainsaw56 on October 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Even if he doesn’t, this has been an impressive demonstration of influence and power.

$25 to Hoffman from me.

Send thank you note to Sarah.

David2.0 on October 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM

We can’t afford “not present” anymore.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:17 PM

They are cowards because the desire for power and financial gain is more important than the desire to serve the country with no thought of personal glory or financial gain. Remember the meme that it is good for rich people to be in charge of others money because they already have everything they could want? Just what the hell kind of logic tells us that we should place less importance on a persons history in favor of some ridiculous generalized assumption?

csdeven on October 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM

And the RINO’s are the French Vichy.

csdeven on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

+++

the_nile on October 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Let’s replace Michael Steele with Sarah Palin.

flyfisher on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Nah. Liz Cheney would be better. And besides she is too busy getting ready to whoop the dems in 2010 and obama in 2012

ConservativePartyNow on October 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Let’s replace Michael Steele with Sarah Palin.

flyfisher on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Let’s replace Barack Hussein Obama with Sarah Heath Palin, MMM MMM MMM !

stenwin77 on October 23, 2009 at 12:28 PM

I think she can do more good touring the country and endorsing candidates then actually running for office. Conservatives trust her judgement and are obviously willing to follow her lead with their checkbooks. She has the ability to shine light on the true conservative candidates and bring real change to the party and the nation.

sammypants on October 23, 2009 at 12:28 PM

She has a crush on Sarah.

seven on October 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Only in the sense that I really like rebel types. :)

I have admired her moves since the election. I agree with the resignation. I really saw that Alaska couldn’t handle the national focus. It’s bad for that state. She couldn’t really say that, I guess. (I think I could have written a better resignation statement that came closer, but that’s ego here.)

I did see that the state was being overrun nationally. Seriously, Alaska’s Democratic voters can be counted on fingers and toes. There are more moose than Democrats there.

Yet, they were gaining traction, due to the national attention. That is simply not good for Alaska.

She couldn’t have taken responsibility for that. That’s due to her amazing fire she lit. That’s a good thing. That’s charisma times 10.

But she may never get full credit for taking care of Alaska. Personally, I saw why she resigned. She sounded uncomfortable, because if she’d really said the reason out loud, it probably would have sounded too egotistical.

But there are times when stars need to move away. It was hurting Alaska. And she trusted the next guy in line.

And that, I also saw as a huge positive. She knows she’s not God.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:30 PM

She can see victory from her house.

the_nile on October 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM

I was trying to come up with something like this. Good job!

Sarahcuda is not done.

ihasurnominashun on October 23, 2009 at 12:31 PM

I see a recalibration of all the congressional races in the next year.

Money = Power.

In a down economy, a third party candidate standing upon values has captured $5,000 per hour in the last 24.

Values = Endorsement = Money = Power

See how that works.

Statist liberals = Doomed.

Equations.

ted c on October 23, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Let’s replace Michael Steele with Sarah Palin.

flyfisher on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

LOL

She will be running the GOP from her kitchen in a few months.

Old Hippie Vet on October 23, 2009 at 12:32 PM

I like these main blog posts that Ed Morrissey writes that involve Palin and NO SNARK.

hint,hint,hint, Allah =)

portlandon on October 23, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Hey if everyone who showed up when Romney endorsed Christie had donated $25, Christie would have raised a staggering….$1,250

Norwegian on October 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM

OT: Can President Palin move the White House to Nebraska?

faraway on October 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM

That would be awesome.

On second thought, then we’d become the political beltway. Ick.

NebCon on October 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM

No one ever said that.

YYZ on October 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM

I wouldn’t say “no one”. Plenty have.

But it seems to me that job is a killer. They couldn’t even correct the story about her clothes, nevermind really exert influence.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

I don’t normally agree with you, but you’re right here. Not only is it a job killer, it would hurt her “outside the Beltway” cred.

Esthier on October 23, 2009 at 12:35 PM

So money=victory now? What about all those morons who dumped millions into Joe Wilson’s opponent’s coffers?

Speedwagon82 on October 23, 2009 at 12:35 PM

It has not even been 24 hours. So it’s even more impressive.

Enoxo on October 23, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Wait…I thought Sarah was done?? //

~B

Brian on October 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM

She’s just gettin’ started.

jimmy2shoes on October 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM

On second thought, then we’d become the political beltway. Ick.

NebCon on October 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM

then take some of those folks out to the fields and teach them how to do some work.

ted c on October 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM

It has not even been 24 hours. So it’s even more impressive.

Enoxo on October 23, 2009 at 12:35 PM

I never had a doubt.

I’d love to see a good meaty discussion about the polling versus results.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:37 PM

When is this runoff election?

ted c on October 23, 2009 at 12:37 PM

She is us.

faraway on October 23, 2009 at 12:09 PM

++++Best idea for a poster!!!!

lovingmyUSA on October 23, 2009 at 12:37 PM

Scozz: This is a $116K arm twist.

Concede. You have now base of support. There are now 116K soldiers arrayed against you.

Climb under the bus or be thrown.

ted c on October 23, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Never. You’re expecting a woman without principles to do the right thing now?

PrincipledPilgrim on October 23, 2009 at 12:37 PM

I love being witness to the Palinization of the GOP.

fourdeucer on October 23, 2009 at 12:38 PM

I’m sorry, but the “regular” GOP strike me (and I’ve never been part….so take what you like and leave the rest)…as grossly incompetent.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM

No, they just bought into the Beltway lies of “this is how it’s done.”

Well, it’s time to show them differently!

UnderstandingisPower on October 23, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Just donated to Hoffman’s campaign, and why not, he’s being endorsed by Sarah AND The Tea Party Coalition. This is it folks. The first major battle between RINOs and conservatives. I live in Illinois but my money is on the New York battlefield.

donh525 on October 23, 2009 at 12:38 PM

She can see victory from her house.

the_nile on October 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Wow – that’s good!

massrighty on October 23, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Palin politely offered to do fundraising. The left got one good article, I think, about how “nobody is taking her up on it,” suggesting that she’s too “radioactive.”

LOL*

I think just endorsing without even showing up to an event..rather pulls the covers on THAT meme.

AnninCA on October 23, 2009 at 12:38 PM

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