Excellent work, Team BMG. In about 24 hours you helped raise over $717,187 for Joe Miller, the Democratic opponent to disgraced regressive Joe Wilson a.k.a. “The G.O.P. Shouter.” On the two ActBlue pages I made, while figuring out how their system works, 19 people have given $490 through “S.C. Deserves a Respectable Congressman” and six people have given $135 through “Shouter Joe Wilson has to go!”
To put this development in context, in 2008 Miller raised $614,487 and won 45% of the vote. Wilson gathered $1.16 million. Thus, in just 24 hours Miller has raised more than he did in the entire last election cycle, when he ran a strong race. Complete details from OpenSecrets are on the flip, and here.
Closer to home, as discussed at some length in the comments to my piece yesterday, it remains to be seen whether Republican candidates Charlie Baker and Christy Mihos will denounce the tactics of members of their party like The Shouter, the Birthers, the Deathers, and the Lone Wolves with guns. If they don’t, one must assume they endorse the positions of their fellow Republicans, from their Vice Presidential nominee to the Shouter and on down — otherwise, why run as a Republican. That will be a tough electoral sell, I suspect: “I am not a crackpot” hardly has the sound of a winning campaign slogan.