His membership is currently growing at a rate of about 20 new members every 30-60 seconds and incoming comments are fast and furious. People are begging him to set up his donation site so that they can start a money bomb.
UPDATE: When I signed up, his campaign has 1,001 members. Now it has 1,679 1,821 2,063 (more than doubling in the 37 minutes since I first posted this)
4,248, more than quadrupling in less than two hours, 10,000 as of 11:58 EST, a ten-fold increase in 6 hours and 10 minutes.
UP-UPDATE: Michael Barone looks into why Stupak caved:
Why did Bart Stupak agree to a deal which supposedly restricts abortion funding by an executive order, when it’s obvious, as Yuval Levin points out, that an executive order can’t trump a law and the Senate bill clearly authorizes abortion funding? The reason, I suspect, is that aside from the abortion language Stupak really wants this bill to pass and recognized that it wasn’t going to if he didn’t make the deal.
It’s Barone, read the whole thing!
UP-UP-UPDATE: Since you cannot donate on line, one of Benishek’s fans tells us, please send any contributions to
Benishek for Congress
802 Pentoga Trail
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
UP-UP-UP-UPDATE: I am writing check now for $25 to Benishek for Congress and sending it out tonight via snail mail. I encourage all GayPatriot readers to do the same. Seems ol’ Miss Nancy did indeed need those votes:
the Democratic leadership had to make a deal with Stupak in order to avoid defeat. As was the case in November. The large number of Democratic defections suggests how unpopular this bill is with the voting public. Without the abortion deal, the leadership was losing 40 of the 253 House Democrats.