So much for the notion that progressives and Democratic voters around the country aren't engaging with the Massachusetts special Senate election.
On a day when Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the late Senator Ted Kennedy (whose death prompted this special election), penned a fundraising appeal on behalf of Martha Coakley, the Democratic nominee in the race, more than $351,000 in online contributions have streamed into Coakley's campaign. While this figure is less than the $1.3 million raised in a single day earlier this week by Scott Brown, the GOP nominee in the race, the day is still young and money appears to be continuing to pour in.
[UPDATE by Jonathan]: That number is now, as of the 9:00 hour on the East coast, $457,000 and counting.
[UPDATE 2 by Jonathan]: Coakley blows past half a million dollars.