Tuesday, May 5, 2015

More Indications of Rand Money Raising Problems

Derek Willis at NYT's The Upshot reports:
After starting his campaign on April 7 with a “Stand With Rand” online appeal, his campaign brought in its first $1 million in less than 30 hours, from more than 15,500 donations, according to data published on RandPaul.com and collected by The Upshot.
He has far to go to match the success of his father, Ron Paul, in collecting money over the Internet. The initial flurry for Rand Paul faded quickly. It took an additional 16 days for the figure to double.
Supporters of Ron Paul contributed $4 million in a single day in 2007, and in 2011 the elder Mr. Paul did a one-day “money bomb” online fund-raising effort that netted $1 million for his presidential campaign....
Willis also notes that:
 The data doesn’t include all of the money that Rand Paul has raised online. The campaign briefly stopped showing donor information, and there were at least two periods of several hours each when The Upshot was unable to collect information....

Most of the individuals displayed on the site won’t have their names recorded in F.E.C. filings, which require only disclosure of donors who give $200 or more in aggregate (the next filing deadline for most candidates is July 15).

Not all of the information displayed on RandPaul.com appears to reflect actual donors, suggesting that, despite moderating donor names, the site is showing the names of a few people who fill out donation forms even if they don’t give money (or the transaction doesn’t go through). On the first day, the site displayed the names of “Fake Fakerton of Fake Town, R.I.” and “Hillary Clinton of Saint Clair Shores, Mich.,” among others.

1 comment:

  1. Rand is nothing more than a trivia question waiting to happen, and when he exits no one will notice his absence after he quietly slips out the door with his tail between his trembling pins. He will never have the introspective quality that is needed to look in the mirror, and realize that it was the betrayal of his fathers political beliefs that doomed his anemic, and vacillating soul before he ever got to the starting gate.