Either despite, or perhaps, because of the sexual harassment allegations dating back to the 1990's, Herman Cain's campaign is reporting its best-ever fundraising day -- claiming it raised over $300,000 in online donations on Monday.
The Washington Post reports:
Human Events is reporting that Cain Campaign Manager Mark Block says the campaign raised $250,000 in online donations in one day. However, one Cain campaign source confirmed to me that the fundraising for Monday is well over $300,000.
The Cain campaign sent a quote to the Water Cooler blog regarding Monday's online money haul saying, "The campaign views the increased donations as an outcry of support for Herman and that the base is rallying around him."
During an appearance at the the National Journal 2012 Election Preview event on Tuesday, Block attributed Cain's fundraising success to the GOP front-runner's message on jobs and the economy.
"Obviously we're doing something right," he said.
If the momentum continues, rivals' attempts to smear Cain just might backfire.
Below is a clip of Block's appearance at the National Journal forum. Watch Block as he bristles at reporters' questions and is blasted by rival Rick Santorum's aide: