A Widget and an Online Fundraising Poll

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Former Congressman Rob Simmons’ campaign is pushing a new fundraising widget today, encouraging potential donors to make their online contributions while the campaign keeps score.  As of 9:30am on Tuesday, they have raised $28,394 on their way to $50k.

There is no word on when they started keeping score or what the deadline is for raising the target amount. It will be interesting to see how effective this tactic is for the Simmons campaign.

Even more interesting to consider are the reasons that compel individuals to make contributions online. Is it mostly convenience? Is it a compulsive activity spurred by a desire to fit in to a group, an intense belief in a message set, or a personal preference for the candidate?

Let’s take a poll:[poll id=”21″]

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4 responses to “A Widget and an Online Fundraising Poll

  1. Bruce Rubenstein

    There is no surprise here as net fundraising increases all the time.What did surprise me is in the ad up top, Simmons displays a 1 star flag and not the american flag.

  2. I preferred the old logo as well.

  3. AndersonScooper

    Dodd retire?

    So the CT GOP could face off against Richard Blumenthal?

    LMAO!

    Without Dodd in the race Healy & Co. have no chance of winning…

  4. There is no surprise here as net fundraising increases all the time.What did surprise me is in the ad up top, Simmons displays a 1 star flag and not the american flag.

    I think he’s running for Senate in Liberia, whose flag looks like this:

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