Online Journalism

Internet critical tool for political cash

This is probably a long shot for us in India but surely an indicator of things to come:

Retired naval officer Joe Sestak out-raised incumbent Republican Curt Weldon to seize a House seat in suburban Philadelphia — aided by nearly $900,000 in Internet contributions. “Netroots” activists helped propel Virginia’s incoming Democratic Sen. Jim Webb in the early days of his race. And in 18 hours, the Internet-based political action committee MoveOn.org Political Action raised $500,000 online to buy airtime for advertising that targeted Republicans in four congressional races.

USATODAY.com