Blockbuster: Angle raises $14 million in third quarter

posted at 1:36 pm on October 12, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

When Sharron Angle first won the nomination to run against Harry Reid for the US Senate in Nevada, Republicans worried that Reid’s deep pockets would prove too high a hurdle for Angle to overcome.  Instead, it appears to have galvanized donors over the summer.  The Angle campaign announced today that they took in over $14 million in the third quarter, dwarfing previous blockbuster hauls:

Spokesperson Jarrod Agen has just released Sharron Angle’s stunning third-quarter fundraising results to Battle ‘10.

Angle raised $14 million in the most recent cycle.

Agen called this “one of the most successful single quarters of fundraising in the nation’s history for a U.S. Senate campaign.”

Elizabeth Crum links to a thoroughly impressed Chris Cillizza, who can only recall one other fundraising cycle with more success — that being another outsider bid for an entrenched Democratic seat:

Between April 1 and June 30, which included three weeks of fundraising in the wake of her June 8 primary victory, Angle brought in $4.75 million.

Angle’s total dwarfs other impressive fundraising hauls by GOP Senate candidates in the third quarter including former Florida state House Speaker Marco Rubio ($5 million raised) and former Washington state Sen. Dino Rossi ($4.5 million).

The Nevada Republican’s showing is only bested in modern memory by the $14.2 million Scott Brown raised in January 2010 in advance of his Massachusetts Senate special election victory.

The comparison is apt in some ways, but in one critical sense, it’s apples and oranges.  Brown raised $14.2 million in a month when almost no other elections took place, thanks to the special election scheduled after the death of Ted Kennedy, who formerly held the seat.  That race became a national effort for both parties and attracted donations from across the country in a relative vacuum.

In contrast, the Angle campaign has had to compete in the full midterm environment.  Other races have received similar attention from media and Tea Party activists, such as Marco Rubio’s tough three-way race in Florida.  However, Angle outpaced Rubio almost 3-1 in the final full quarter before the election, even though Rubio’s numbers in July and August didn’t look nearly as convincing as they do in September and October.  Races in Delaware, Kentucky, California (albeit with a self-funding candidate), and Washington have competed for those donor dollars, but Angle managed to outpace everyone.

This puts Angle in good position to outbox Reid in the final stretch, instead of the presumed media-buy disadvantage Angle was supposed to have by now.  We still haven’t seen Reid’s Q3 fundraising total, but it seems unlikely that he would have matched it, let alone bested it.

Update: Brown raised his $14.2 million in a month, not a quarter.


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Now if only Angle would release the identity of those donors and prove they’re not a bunch of foreigners.

/sarc

Doughboy on October 12, 2010 at 1:38 PM

The American people want Harry Reid gone.

IronDioPriest on October 12, 2010 at 1:39 PM

You better start spending it Lady. And hire some investigators to dig into Harry Reid’s Background. I’m sure you won’t have to dig too hard.

portlandon on October 12, 2010 at 1:39 PM

size matters Harry.

Ed says you’re getting outboxed. I predict you’re going down–you will fall, you will fall like an old hotel getting dynamited in Las Vegas. There will be a fireworks, some noise, and then it’ll be history–close the book on you ol’ boy….

ding. ding.

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 1:39 PM

Well I figure I better spend it now instead of waiting for Obama the tax man to come get it.

unseen on October 12, 2010 at 1:41 PM

Wow. That’s pretty impressive. I hope she buries him with ads and Nevadans see the light.

changer1701 on October 12, 2010 at 1:41 PM

Now if only Angle would release the identity of those donors and prove they’re not a bunch of foreigners.

/sarc

Doughboy on October 12, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Yeah for all we know a wealthy Mexican businessman is bankrolling her.

Oh wait…That’s the New York Times…nevermind.

Lily on October 12, 2010 at 1:42 PM

The fund-raising war is lost, Dingy Harry.

SouthernGent on October 12, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Yeah for all we know a wealthy Mexican businessman is bankrolling her.

Oh wait…That’s the New York Times…nevermind.

Lily on October 12, 2010 at 1:42 PM

yeah, I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic origin could ever be, or support, a Republican….

/reid

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 1:45 PM

This is an across the board pay day for grassroots. O’Donnell, Angle, Rubio, Miller, as well as many many congressional candidates are all raising money hand over fist and a lot of those donations are from small donors. If this can be repeated in 2012 we might be seeing the death of the politcal party as a major factor in picking candidates. Hell even Palin’s PAC raised $1.2 million this quarter and she isn’t running for anything at the moment.

What these candidates are showing (all are non NRSC picks) is that the GOP cocktail party is no longer the forc eit was. The GOP once elected better understand this or they are out of power come 2012.

unseen on October 12, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Dingy Harry hasn’t survived this long based on charm, intelligence or wit. And he’s not relying on any of that to stay in power this time around either.

I’m rooting for Angle, but I imagine this race will be a tough one to win. And I’m betting that every single race that the Dems lose by less than 10% of the vote will be recounted until next year or until they ‘get it right’.

Asher on October 12, 2010 at 1:46 PM

All I can say is, she better have raised less from the Gaza strip than Obama did — and more from the Vegas strip.

cthulhu on October 12, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Where’s she getting all this foreign money from?

/

JammieWearingFool on October 12, 2010 at 1:48 PM

The war/election is lost…Harry Reid.

d1carter on October 12, 2010 at 1:48 PM

I’m rooting for Angle, but I imagine this race will be a tough one to win. And I’m betting that every single race that the Dems lose by less than 10% of the vote will be recounted until next year or until they ‘get it right’.

Asher on October 12, 2010 at 1:46 PM

yep. i believe that polls are manipulated in order to keep the meme going that the race is within the MOE such that they have a tactic on hand that pulls them within the MOE, no matter the outcome (ie, *shocka* Franken’s trunk full of ‘uncounted’ ballots)….funny how that stuff happens.

errors

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 1:49 PM

We can only pray the military vote will be counted. Their vote might out do the acorn, seiu dead and illegal alien votes! Gosh, I hope dingy gets the boot. I detest this below slug slime.
L

letget on October 12, 2010 at 1:49 PM

Parity.

Hey Harry!
I guess Parity arrived sooner than you thought, huh?
It’s good to see that liberals have finally received all the “fairness” that they’ve been demanding. After all, I’m ALL FOR giving people what they want.

My collie says:

No need to thank us, Harry. Just bein’ neighborly.

/s

CyberCipher on October 12, 2010 at 1:51 PM

I’m happy she’s done so well in fundraising, I think it’s a reflection on how many people want Reid (or according to his son, “that guy who’ll remain nameless”) out of office.

But having a ton of money won’t help if it isn’t spent. Slam him hard with plenty of commercials outlining how active a role he’s taken so far in setting up/passing policies that he and the other Dems are running away from.

DrAllecon on October 12, 2010 at 1:51 PM

PPP has Reid up 2 today…and they have Manchin up now in WV. Seems the meme has been sent out from DNC headquarters…

SouthernGent on October 12, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Awesome news. I’ve given her more money than anyone else I’ve donated to.

Now get rid of him. Spend it all.

lizzie beth on October 12, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Listen Sharron: GET OUT THERE AND SPEND THAT COIN!

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 1:55 PM

unseen on October 12, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Good point about the GOP establishment. These candidates have all set a new paradigm in motion and the tea partiers get the credit.

fourdeucer on October 12, 2010 at 1:57 PM

Time to move back to Seachlight.

dentalque on October 12, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Remember that old addage about the “Angle of the dangle”

Well right now Harry, you’re dangling while Angle is UP!!!

PatriotRider on October 12, 2010 at 2:00 PM

FIRED UP……………………………………

Ready to GO…………………………………
================

Dogfights Leyte Gulf 1 of 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWxcLabPfik

Angle…

…The “the destroyer escort that fought like a battleship”.

(A bit snark).

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:01 PM

PPP has Reid up 2 today…and they have Manchin up now in WV. Seems the meme has been sent out from DNC headquarters…

SouthernGent on October 12, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Yeah, but they’ll have to produce some legit poll results in the next week or two as we get closer to Election Day. Their credibility is a lot more important than generating enthusiasm within the Democrat base.

Doughboy on October 12, 2010 at 2:02 PM

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:01 PM

cool video–thnx

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 2:06 PM


Blockbuster: Angle raises $14 million in third quarter

Exit question: How much has Steele raised?

BacaDog on October 12, 2010 at 2:07 PM

Exit question: How much has Steele raised?

BacaDog on October 12, 2010 at 2:07 PM

snap!

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Run those Viagra ads…

Harry Reid supports viagra for sex offenders? Why, Harry Reid? WHY?

stldave on October 12, 2010 at 2:08 PM

OFF THREAD:

COD new ad about ‘COONS THE TAXMAN’……….GREAT.

GO GET UM GOP GALS!!!!

PappyD61 on October 12, 2010 at 2:09 PM

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:01 PM

cool video–thnx

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 2:06 PM

ted c: With the way Liberals are palying extremely dirty,
that might be,an analogy of how Team Right will
come out,-Victory that is,for the Mid-Terms!:)

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:10 PM

200 seats or bust…

PatriotRider on October 12, 2010 at 2:12 PM

GO GET UM GOP GALS!!!!

PappyD61 on October 12, 2010 at 2:09 PM

PappyD61: Just ask’n,did you serve on a Destroyer!:)

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Exit question: How much has Steele raised?

BacaDog on October 12, 2010 at 2:07 PM

BacaDog: WHO!?(Sarc,kidding):)

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Happy Columbus Day everybody!

CanOpFor, “DogFights” was one of the best shows ever on the History Channel … remember whe they used to actually have shows about, you know, like History and stuff? Now it’s all about ice road truckers and swamp loggers and crap like that!

Tony737 on October 12, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Harry Reid supports viagra for sex offenders? Why, Harry Reid? WHY?

stldave on October 12, 2010 at 2:08 PM

he thinks its shameful to be ‘hard up’ without a ‘hard on’…

ads.

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Harry Reid supports viagra for sex offenders? Why, Harry Reid? WHY? – Dave

‘Cause that’s how phuqqed up these libs really are.

Tony737 on October 12, 2010 at 2:17 PM

Brown raised $14.2 million in a month when almost no other elections took place, thanks to the special election scheduled after the death of Ted Kennedy, who formerly held the seat. That race became a national effort for both parties and attracted donations from across the country in a relative vacuum.

Thanks for making this distinction. It also occurred during the heat of the fight against ObamaCare…

Buy Danish on October 12, 2010 at 2:18 PM

I expected Angle to do well, but this completely blows me away. Great!

Oh, and as others have noted, SarahPAC indicated a 1.2 million quarter. I haven’t seen the Romney numbers yet, but I think his July-August total was about 800k for the 2 months. He may have had a nice Sept., but I’ll be surprised if his pac has any significant advantage.

Keep plenty of room under the “big tent” for conservatives, and many of them open the wallet for the GOP. IMO.

cs89 on October 12, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Excellent news!

And this Texan U.S. citizen is one of the foreigners who have contributed to Angle.

WannabeAnglican on October 12, 2010 at 2:39 PM

I pray that if anything takes place like it did in MN or WA, that the Army of God arises and strike the godless democrats down.

BruceB on October 12, 2010 at 2:45 PM

What is best about this is that the money gets to the canidates the American people want to support. The days of the RNC and DNC and the influence and power they have had in picking winners is comeing to an end. Along with the waste and abuse.

mechkiller_k on October 12, 2010 at 3:38 PM

That’s a nice green economy Harry!

tim c on October 12, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Angle’s $14.2 million is HUGE in a state with Nevada’s population. If it is assumed that the number of House districts in a state is roughly proportional to its population, Angle’s $14.2 million over 3 House districts comes out to $4.73 million per district.

Dino Rossi’s $4.5 million for 9 House districts in WA comes out to $0.50 million per district, and Rubio’s $5 million for 25 House districts in FL comes out to $0.20 million per district.

On a per capita (voter) basis, Angle has raised 9 times more money than Rossi, and 23 times more money than Rubio.

Time for some high-rollin’ ad buys in Vegas. They’d better be good, since Angle is up against the Senate Majority Leader, but money is no longer an issue.

Steve Z on October 12, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Count it

CWforFreedom on October 12, 2010 at 5:20 PM

I would donate another 50.00 just to see the look on ole Hairy Reeeds face when he found out how much she raised……

BWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Bu-BYE HAIRY YOU’RE FIRED HAHAHAHAHAHAHABHWAHAVHHAVHWHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ELEVENTY1!!111!!!1

RealMc on October 12, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Bye harry

tinkerthinker on October 12, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Don’t worry Harry, you will always have a job. Las Vegas will always need someone to change the lightbulbs on the Strip.

georgeofthedesert on October 13, 2010 at 10:56 AM