Jim DeMint's Senate Conservatives Fund has posted a $7 million haul to date--70% of the money was raised online. From an SCF press release:
The SCF invests in candidates by making direct PAC contributions, bundling candidate contributions from grassroots donors, and making independent expenditures. The average contribution to the SCF is under $45 and over 70 percent of its contributions are made online.
"I want to thank the thousands of freedom-loving Americans who have supported principled Senate candidates this year," said Senator DeMint. "The fact that we've exceeded our $5 million goal a week before the election shows how hard people are working to save their country.
"Our members are not fat-cat contributors. They're retirees, stay-at-home moms, and small business owners. They've made small donations that are big sacrifices for their families, and they deserve the credit for our success this year."
The investment totals for the 11 SCF-backed candidates are as follows:
- Pat Toomey (PA) - $304,000
- Marco Rubio (FL) - $573,000
- Ken Buck (CO) - $871,000
- Rand Paul (KY) - $258,000
- Mike Lee (UT) - $302,000
- Sharron Angle (NV) - $682,000
- Ron Johnson (WI) - $195,000
- Dino Rossi (WA) - $326,000
- Joe Miller (AK) - $571,000
- Christine O'Donnell (DE) - $505,000
- John Raese (WV) - $70,000
[Note: The SCF also invested $554,000 in candidates who did not win their primary elections. Those candidates were Chuck DeVore in California, Marlin Stutzman in Indiana, and Ovide Lamontagne in New Hampshire.]
The SCF's endorsed candidates are set apart by their unwavering commitment to conservative principles. Each has pledged to oppose earmarks, ban bailouts, balance the budget without raising taxes, oppose amnesty, support term limits for all, and defend the unborn. They have demonstrated a commitment to protect American taxpayers even if it means standing up to their own party leaders.
The Senate Conservative Fund is up with an ad raising money on the Drudge Report today.