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A little bit of positive info

A little bit of positive info

by digby

I knew the Dems were massively outraising the Republicans with individual donors. What I didn't know was how that was significant in terms of voting:

There's a ton of dark money floating around in this race on both sides. And I've always been a bit of a skeptic about how much money really makes the difference after a certain point in a time when people skip through ads and online propaganda is pretty cheap. But individual donations being a proxy for enthusiasm makes sense to me. I just hope it's localized enough that it is reflective of voters in swing and red districts and not just national enthusiasm in blue states.

From what I have seen, there are a lot of local Democratic donors. Beto O'Rourke reportedly got 70% pf his donations from Texas. So hopefully this will bear out in individual races around the country.