Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Did it:

Yesterday a number of blogs suggested that Chris Dodd be rewarded with a donation for his work to block the FISA bill.

Kos: Money for Good Deeds: $5 for Dodd
Agonist: Sale! Sale! Sale!

So this blogger sent in $5. And apparently so did many others:
Dodd's Filibuster Fallout

Chris Dodd may have missed crucial stump time in Iowa in order to stage his filibuster of the telcom immunity provision in the FISA bill. But it paid off. Harry Reid pulled the bill on Monday, which counts as a big victory for Dodd. And the netroots rewarded Dodd's efforts with an outpouring of support and activism. According to the Dodd campaign, more than 615,000 emails from more than 11,400 people were sent to other Senators lobbying them to back Dodd on the FISA filibuster. And more than 20,000 comments were posted on supporting his cause. The filibuster also benefitted Dodd's long-shot presidential campaign. According to the campaign, it generated 20,000 new sign-ups and nearly $200,000 in contributions.


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