[Ed. – It’s hard to know what to believe about this. There is a kind of Beto obsession out there with a certain demographic, although it’s one I don’t understand. But I’m not so sure the Beto-obsessed are really people who have $6.1 million to spring in 24 hours. Something about Beto’s money draw has always smelled phony and manipulated to me. Guy’s just too weird.]
One great question surrounding Beto O’Rourke has been whether he could replicate the massive fundraising totals he mustered in the Texas Senate race last year.
On Monday, O’Rourke put any doubt to rest, announcing that in the first 24 hours of his campaign, he had raised a staggering $6.1 million. …
“Six million bucks overnight is impressive and anyone who says otherwise doesn’t understand the game,” said Kirk Wagar, a former top Barack Obama donor who is backing Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). “It’s not the same as when Jeb Bush did it, where he had everyone lined up when they all donated. This guy, as far as I know, didn’t make a bunch of calls. Didn’t have a bunch of people that were pounding people.”