Schiff Will Use Donors to Gauge Support for Senate Run
Connecticut Republican Peter Schiff is using donation levels over the next few weeks to gauge support for a potential Senate run in 2010. But he might want to make a note of the experience of political mentor, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, whose 2008 presidential campaign experience demonstrated that a huge number of donations do not necessarily denote electoral viability.
Schiff alerted supporters Tuesday that his campaign Web site is now accepting donations.
“My decision to run is largely dependent on the level of early support and contributions I receive from people like you,” he wrote in the e-mail. Recent polling, he said, has convinced him the race is “winnable,” and “now it’s up to the people to show their support because no candidate can win this race alone.”