Greta Van Susteren | September 2, 2010 8:38 AM
Some, even in the Democratic Party, may not have known who Scott McAdams last week – he is the Democratic candidate for US Senate in Alaska – but this week they sure do! What is interesting (see the bold orange text below) is that Democrats are now polling Alaska to see if they should send money to Alaska to help him or not. If he is close enough to beat Miller, then he will get money from the DSCC…if not? tough luck for him!
McAdams campaign for Senate ramps up
UNKNOWN: Like Miller, Sitka mayor thrust into limelight as funds pour in.
By DAN JOLING
The Associated Press
Ten days ago, Scott McAdams had a volunteer treasurer and a few thousand dollars to help him pursue the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator in Alaska.
With the shocking upset victory by tea party darling Joe Miller over U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for the Republican nomination, volunteers and money are flowing his way.
A pair of staffers from the office of U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, are taking leave to assist the campaign. McAdams has hired a spokeswoman.
The Democratic Senatorial Candidate Committee is polling in Alaska to determine if its money would be well-spent backing McAdams, the mayor of Sitka.
Wednesday evening, McAdams was listed among the top fundraisers on ActBlue.com, which helps Democrats set up fundraising campaigns for candidates, with $76,117 in donations. McAdams expects his campaign to have collected $100,000 by end of the week as Alaskans pitch in to help him defeat the Republican endorsed by former Gov. Sarah Palin.
“Things are ramping up,” McAdams said Wednesday in an interview at a picnic table in Anchorage’s Elderberry Park.
He will face a Republican who until a few months ago was also a political unknown.
Miller is a Fairbanks attorney, a West Point graduate and a decorated Gulf War veteran. He cast Murkowski as too liberal and part of the problem in an out-of-control Washington. He won the endorsement of Palin CLICK HERE