Candidate Behind Controversial Super Bowl Ad Sees Fundraising Drop | Talking Points Memo

Former Rep. Pete Hokestra (R), a candidate for Senate in Michigan whose campaign is best known for his controversial Super Bowl ad, did not see a jump in fundraising thanks to the spot. Late Friday, Hoekstra’s campaign reported on Facebook it raised $700,000 in the first quarter of 2012, a 30% drop from the fourth quarter of 2011, when he reported around $1 million raised.

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