BuzzFeed Posts Quirky, Viral Democrat Fundraising Press Release

From the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee:

The DSCC had its most successful first quarter of fundraising ever. The DSCC raised more than $17.7 million in the first quarter, marking the largest first quarter haul in the history of the committee.  Last month’s total of $7.4 million brings the total raised for the cycle to $70 million. The DSCC now has nearly $24 million on hand and zero debt.

From BuzzFeed Politics author Zeke Miller (pictured above):

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had its best fundraising quarter ever in the first three months of 2012, as the race for control of the Senate heats up.

The committee raised over $17.7 million to support Democratic Senators and candidates in a bid to maintain their slim majority. Currently 53 Senators caucus with Democrats, but a disproportional number of Democrats are up for reelection this year, making it easier for Republicans to focus on a handful of key races. Additionally, seven Senators caucusing with Democrats are retiring, compared to three for Republicans.

It's obvious why this story would make it onto a website dedicated to finding the weird, the funny, and the buzzworthy in politics, right? 

The "reaction" categories for BuzzFeed are "LOL," "WIN," "OMG," "CUTE," "HUGE," "WTF," "FAIL," "GEEKY," "TRASHY," "OLD," and "EW." Which would you say best applies to this writeup of a Democrat press release?


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