May 10th, 2010
Wow, here’s a sign that online political fundraising has gone full-on mainstream: Democratic campaign finance website ActBlue announced today that iit’s reached the impressive total of 1,000,000 individual donations (an excuse for a celebratory fundraising pitch, natch). Most importantly, the money’s been spread among candidates up and down the political ladder, meaning that online fundraising and the small-donor revolution aren’t just for presidential campaigns. And, Republicans STILL haven’t created an effective equivalent, despite an attempt or two, meaning that they’ve effectively ceded this ground to the Dems. Better hope those 527s pan out, guys….