Justice Party presidential candidate, and former Salt Lake City mayor, Rocky Anderson staged a “money bomb” style online fundraiser today. Unfortunately for him, few donors actually showed up with their credit cards.
The effort was billed as “$10k for April 10th” and aimed to raised at least $10,000 to help continue to fund Anderson’s quixotic bid for the White House.
As of 6:30pm Eastern, the campaign’s website showed that only $420 had been raised towards the goal, and even using Utah’s Mountain time zone as the guide, that left them more than 95% short of their goal with just 8 hours remaining. A check of the site later in the evening showed that the counter had been removed.
FEC reports show that Anderson’s campaign got off to a sluggish start, raising about $8,000 as of December 31st. However, more than half of that amount came from the candidate’s own personal contributions.