12/24/10, "Brown draws ire on the right," Boston Globe, Matt Viser
"No primary challenger has emerged, and it is unclear whether a newcomer could wage a serious fight against
- Brown and his $6.8 million war chest....
Brown has been making strategic moves to expand his donor base, leaning more heavily on Massachusetts residents for support while also trying to make inroads with national campaign donor networks.
During the special election, when Brown became a national phenomenon, he was heavily reliant upon
- non-Massachusetts residents for support.
In the 19 days before he was elected, nearly 70 percent of the 12,773 contributors who gave him more than $200 were from outside Massachusetts, according to a Globe analysis in February.
Since his Jan. 19 election victory, however, Brown has collected $1.1 million in donations of more than $200, with
- more than 65 percent of those coming from Massachusetts residents, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics."...
- If he fits any label, it's 'Obama Republican.'