Kerry online money

· The Power of Many

According to The New York Times, John Kerry set a single-day record for campaign contributions via the Internet: $3 million on Wednesday, June 30. Of his $180 million so far, “Mr. Kerry has raised more than $44 million through mail and phone solicitations and more than $56 million over the Internet this year” (the balance presumably coming from face-to-face fundraising events). Kerry’s campaign manager is quoting as saying, “The strength of the small donor has helped level the financial playing field with the Bush campaign,” which has raised $213 million.