Massachusetts: The Scott Brown 'moneybomb' keeps exploding 

Here in Massachusetts, there's a lot of talk about the success of the latest fundraising campaign in the Scott Brown-Martha Coakley race. Vicki Kennedy, widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, sent out an fundraising appeal on Coakley's behalf which is said to have brought in a little over $525,000 on Wednesday. Ted Kennedy, Jr. and perhaps Caroline Kennedy are reportedly planning appeals of their own.

While Vicki Kennedy's effort raised a lot of money, it's less than half the $1.3 million raised online by the Scott Brown "moneybomb" on Monday. That total surprised Brown's supporters, who had been hoping for a big haul but had no idea it would get so big. And what hasn't been reported is the Brown moneybomb didn't stop exploding just because Monday turned to Tuesday. Fundraising has remained high, although campaign officials won't say exactly how high.

"We'll be able to pay our bills," said Brown adviser Eric Fehrnstrom after a Brown press conference Thursday afternoon. When asked if Tuesday brought in as much as the $1.3 million raised on Monday, Fehrnstrom answered, "Tuesday was a good day, but I'm not in a position to give out numbers. We're going very well. We're not going to lack for money."

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