Today we find out DeMint has put his money where his mouth is and has contributed over $5.2 million to 14 Senate candidates, via WSJ. (Note, according to the Senate Conservatives Fund website, that is $5.3 million)
The Senate Conservatives Fund, headed by Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.), announced that it has contributed more than $5.2 million to 14 Republican Senate candidates this campaign season, almost all of them backed by tea party activists and opposed to compromise on fiscal and social principles.
List below from the Senate Conservative Fund investments page:
Pat Toomey (PA) = $264,687
Marco Rubio (FL) = $549,648
Ken Buck (CO) = $740,682
Rand Paul (KY) = $206,841
Mike Lee (UT) = $289,165
Sharron Angle (NV) = $594,454
Ron Johnson (WI) = $161,654
Dino Rossi (WA) = $231,537
Joe Miller (AK) = $405,175
Christine O'Donnell (DE) = $431,173
As I stated in an earlier post, the odds of the GOP taking the Senate are not high, but the more seats the GOP does manage to take the less likelihood of the Democrats being able to take straight party line votes and jamming them through the Senate.