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Marco Rubio loves that stimulus package - raised him nearly $900k



How could he not? The anniversary of that $787-billion stimulus package endorsed by Charlie Crist, enabled him to raise $720,000 for his own stimulus "money bomb" and $144,000 and counting for the Rubio money bomb launched by Jim DeMint.

From the campaign: “I’m encouraged by the support we’ve received this month from people who believe a return to limited government is what will keep America free and prosperous,” said Rubio.  “We are pleased with our progress, but also realize we have a long way to go to compete with one of the most prolific fundraisers in political history."

This effort marked Rubio for Senate’s best fundraising week since the campaign first launched last year.  The money raised was more than double what Rubio raised in the second quarter of 2009, and nearly matched the $1 million he raised in the third quarter of 2009. More than 11,000 contributors donated to both the Rubio and Senate Conservatives Fund stimulus campaigns, with donors registering an average contribution of approximately $75.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:19pm]


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