DeMint endorsement in Indiana race translates as fast cash

South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, Tea Party favorite and leading national voice for disgruntled Republican voters, endorsed Ken Buck in the Colorado U.S. Senate race last week. He said he wanted to “shine a light” on Buck and “help him raise money” through his Senate Conservative Fund. DeMint did the same for Indiana Senate candidate Marlin Stutzman just yesterday and, if what’s happening in Indiana is any measure, the endorsement means money.

Like Buck in Colorado, Stutzman faces multiple challengers in the May 4 GOP primary. DeMint told FOX News, “We can raise some money and we’re going to do that with a money bomb over the next week, try to draw some attention.”

DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund kicked things off yesterday by spending $6,500 for a web ad and email list usage to benefit Stutzman’s campaign. And that’s just Day One…

Question: Can Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry do that for Buck opponent Jane Norton?

Hat tip: Rachel Rose Hartman.

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