AP News reports that John Kerry John Kerry, “has spent the last seven months raising millions of dollars for Democrats across the country.”
Shifting his organization from a nationwide presidential campaign to a fund-raising effort, Kerry raised $2.1 million in the last quarter through his Senate re-election committee and his political action committee, Keeping America’s Promise, according to spokeswoman Katherine Lister.
Kerry, who is considered a possible candidate for the White House in 2008, has been using his e-mail list of more than 3 million supporters to direct fund-raising to Senate incumbents and Democratic challengers, as well as other state and local candidates.
One fund-raising e-mail for troops overseas raised $650,000, which went directly to the USO, Lister said.
“The 2005 and 2006 races are top priorities right now,” said Lister. “John Kerry is working to support state and local efforts to strengthen the Democratic party’s grassroots organizations.