After six days, $109,620 has been raised. This was primarily done through different blogs. It received hardly any media coverage so this has been a good response and completely grassroots. Remember also, the maximum gift any one person can give is $150, so that means this webathon has seen many people give with various size donations.
Conservatives4Palin.com has a wrap-up post of the week sharing how this webathon got started, and where they are going from here:
Well, obviously, our goal remains to retire this debt. We will watch the official amounts released by the fund and adjust our fundraising goals accordingly. We need to continue to spread the word about this fund as opportunities arise. Ironically, it is the frivolous complainers themselves who are our best fundraising tools – whenever they make another bogus complaint, outrage ensues and Governor Palin’s support solidifies. We need to make sure those folks are aware of how best they can express that support – by financially contributing to her defense.
One thing that we can continue to do, is a while back Bill O’Reilly said he would get the word out about Governor Palin’s legal defense fund. He has yet to do so. Encourage him to keep his word.
Also, if you haven’t donated yet (and you can certainly still contribute after today – they just won’t be part of the webathon totals), make your donation to The Alaska Fund Trust, and then email Conservatives4Palin.com at firstname.lastname@example.org.