Friday, April 22, 2005

Cashing in on Terri Schiavo

While winter battered his home state, Sen Rick Santorum (R-PA) was raking in cash from the Sunshine State.

The Pennsylvania Senator raised $100,000 from contributors in Florida while keeping a high profile in the Terri Schiavo case in the first three months of the year. In fact, the folks at dug up campaign finance records showing the bulk of the money came in a four city swing through Florida on March 29-30 -- netting him $84,300.

That was when Sen Santorum prayed outside Ms Schiavo's hospice -- and in front of TV cameras.

He's not the first conservative to cash in on the Schiave Case.

There's the somewhat infamous "Schindler's List" -- an e-mail and mailing address database that Ms Schiavo's parents turned over to Response Unlimited. That's a company that sells mailing lists to conservative fundraising efforts. That list was compiled from people who contributed money to the Schindler family's efforts to keep their daughter on a feeding tube. (AP via Yahoo!)

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