Eric Ostermeier over at Smart Politics posted this finding on his piece which analyzed the "Housewife Shell Game" that liberal bloggers accused the GOP of playing..."Grace Kelly", blogger at MN Progressive Project even asked "who the parents are" of the GOP housewives/donors.
It's also the case that the 3 GOP U.S. Representatives also raise significantly more money from SMALL donors than the 5 DFLers.
In Q2 2009, Kline, Bachmann, and Paulsen raised $148,253 in small (unitemized) contributions, while Oberstar, Peterson, Walz, Ellison, and McCollum collectively raised less than half that amount - just $69,333.
As these are unitemized funds, it is impossible to know from the FEC reports as to what percentage are coming from in-state and out of state among small donations.
Fascinating findings. So the GOP wins both small money and big money individual contributions hands down.
And for "Grace Kelly" (any money on how closely she resembles Grace Kelly?)-- my mother is a retired social worker and my dad an independent realtor, both on a fixed income.
Former housewife Nancy Pelosi's dad was a U.S. Congressman and her family's net worth is $19 Million.