The Corner

McCain Silver-Lining?

Maybe there’s one at the end of this Mike Allen piece:

As a sign of strength, aides noted that McCain had nearly 50,000 donors, about the same as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). All but $48,000 of McCain’s money was raised for the primary, giving him the opening to harvest later contributions for the general election from the same pool of supporters.

McCain’s strategists are eager, though, to increase the metabolism of their financial backers, who have made remarkable commitments. According to campaign sources, more than 100 supporters have agreed to raise more than $100,000 each. A substantial number pledged to raise $200,000. And some have pledged to raise more than $1 million each – all in increments of $4,600, the most an individual can give to the primary and general campaign treasuries.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

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