Palin-Backed Moneybomb Fizzles

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February 18, 2010 7:06 a.m.
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Sarah Palin’s political appeal among the GOP base is undisputed, insofar as it applies to her own political fortunes — but she might not be able to transfer her popularity to someone else.

Yesterday, in a posting on her Facebook account, Palin promoted a moneybomb fundraiser for Sean Duffy (R-WI), a district attorney and former Real World cast member running against longtime Democratic Rep. David Obey. “On this first anniversary of the stimulus, let’s send a message to the big-spenders in Washington by helping Sean Duffy unseat the author of the stimulus,” Palin wrote. “Let’s put government back on our side and get to work revitalizing America!”

For his moneybomb, Duffy set a very low goal of only $25,000, which seemed like a depreciation of the “moneybomb” term compared to the events that usually attract six figures or even more — and he still didn’t get it. At midnight Central Time last night, the end of the original countdown on Duffy’s site, the moneybomb had only taken in $24,585. As of this writing, he has $27,118.

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