The America Online political news blog The Stump linked yesterday to an AP story on Fred Thompson's fundraising. As long as he delays declaring his candidacy, he can keep his fundraising secret - for now.
A long time friend named Thomas Bell held a fundraiser for Thompson on Friday. The Atlanta developer was expecting to raise $400,000 at the event.
"This has been the most unbelievable fundraising effort," Bell said in an interview. "It's the easiest money I've ever raised."I guess it's got to be easier than raising $5 million for a convicted felon's ongoing legal appeals.