One of the most interesting things that’s happened so far with (partial) regards to PA Gov race was Joe Sestak’s raking in of $460,000 in the first quarter without announcing any candidacy for anything — which is technically more than Schwartz’s $416,000 in Q1, and she is an announced candidate.
If any of your brains function like mine (and I apologize whole-heartedly for this), you were wondering what the Admiral told his donors to bring in that kind of cash. Normally, people don’t give you money in politics for absolutely no reason — so my first thought was that he had to tell them something, or at least strongly hint at the fact that he was gearing up to run for Governor, or his old house seat, or even start ridiculously early to challenge Toomey again in 2016. One of those. Something specific. Anything.
But, according to the Delco Times, his donors just kind of … gave it to him:
In telephone interviews Monday, three Sestak contributors said they don’t care whether he runs for governor or U.S. Senate. They cited his military experience, his intellect and his seemingly boundless energy as factors that give him a leg up in any race.
[...] “He just called me to tell me he was running,” Goldman recalled. “I said, ‘Whatever you run for, I will support and contribute what I can.”
Some people just really seem to like the guy — and that’s actually a very good angle for Admiral Sestak to have right now, as you commonly hear many tales of frustration and a bit of anger with regards to him and his campaign from the Party and his former staff. But, with stories like this, you know that there are some folks out there that solely focus on his work ethic and ability to get things done — not how well he works with the establishment folks within the Democratic Party.