After disclosure of campaign funds in the quarterly report, the Daniels’ camp began screeching about Jill Long Thompson’s contributions from out of state. JLT received substantial contributions from out-of-state donors, and the Daniels’ people would have you believe that Daniels’ is the darling of every day, average Hoosiers who are ponying up small contributions to his campaign.
On July 22, 2008, however, the Republican Governor’s Association located in Washington, D.C. contributed a whopping $725,000 – just shy of three quarters of a million dollars – to the Daniels’ campaign. Their contribution belies Daniels’ arguments that he is supported by your “average Hoosiers.”
As state Democratic Chair Dan Parker observed, “Obviously the Mitch Daniels campaign lives in a glass house and shouldn’t be throwing stones.”
Looks like Daniels and his minions are worried about this re-election prospects. After spending $7,000,000 on TV commercials and advertising, Daniels cannot quite convince Hoosiers that he is “the one.”