Richardson Dumps ActBlue
by Vox Populi, Sun Mar 11, 2007 at 06:03:50 PM EDT
After noticing that Bill Richardson's ActBlue fundraising has remained stagnant for the past couple weeks, I thought I would go to his campaign's website and go through the contribution process.
When you select "contribute" on his website, it takes you to this url:
When you select "contribute" on the Edwards for President website, it takes you to:
https:secure.actblue.com/contribute/pa ge/johnedwards?refcode=sitenav&succe ssuri=http://www.johnedwards.com/action/contri bute/thank-you
The significance is that both Edwards and Richardson were the candidates using ActBlue as their internet fundraising engine. Did Richardson decide that having his numbers published in a real-time manner was hurting his campaign? Is it cheaper to use another fundraising source? Is he using ActBlue but not giving credit on his site? What's going on?Update: KTatActBlue writes: Both Bill Richardson and John Edwards have used ActBlue to process contributions for their main webpages. John Edwards is continuing to use ActBlue as has been noted here on their main page while they also have their own system. Richardson moved off of using ActBue a few weeks ago though it is certainly open to his campaign and any campaign to restart or start using ActBlue at any time. We exist for the campaigns in whatever form they may wish to use us though we'd certainly love to be used be every campaign! by KTatActBlue on Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 12:59:08 PM EST