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Monday, July 07, 2008

Mississippi Money, Northward

Interesting post from Turn Maine Blue, a progressive blog way up north.

Seems that on a single day last summer, some 26 Mississippians donated $56,400 to Susan Collins' (R-ME) reelection campaign. Was she here in town that day on a fundraising drive? And if so, why in the world would a Senator running for reelection in a state over 1200 miles away find such generosity down here in Mississippi?

2 comments: to “ Mississippi Money, Northward

  • Casey Ann
    July 07, 2008 2:58 PM  

    If you look at the names, you'll see that almost $17,000 of that money came from Dickie Scruggs & family. I'll bet he raised the rest of it, too. Of course, this was before he was a persona non grata.

  • Mitch
    July 07, 2008 3:05 PM  

    Yes,but, while he's always been an equal opportunity political contributor, it was also my understanding that he leaned Democratic. And Collins is, of course, a Republican. But stranger still to me is why Collins sought and received so much money from donors in this state.

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