Spencer’s 50,000

In John Spencer‘s letter to potential Republican allies, descrbed in the Times today and obtained by The Politicker (read it here), his fundraiser, Patrick Donohue, makes an astonishing claim:

“Mayor Spencer already has over 35,000 donors to his campaign from around the country without doing one fund-raising event outside New York!”

And that letter, a campaign source says, is a bit out of date: The number is now 50,000.

Assuming that’s true, Spencer is the only one of the many, many people attempting to raise money off Hillary’s name who’s had any success at all. The Times reports that he has only about $1 million in the bank, but with that many donors, you have to assume a big up-front investment in fundraising, which would in theory pay off over the next few months as the campaign returns to small donors who have given once.

His national 30-state national fundraising tour — assuming it happens, and the schedule lacks … dates — is also a bit dizzying. The full schedule is after the jump.

Fundraising Trip #1: Florida
Florida
Tallahassee (Breakfast – Day 1)
Jacksonville (Lunch – Day 1)
Gainesville (Reception – Day 1)
Orlando (Dinner – Day 1)
Tampa (Breakfast – Day 2)
Naples (Lunch – Day 2)
Vero Beach (Reception – Day 2)
Boca Raton (Dinner – Day 2)
Palm Beach/West Palm Beach (Breakfast, Lunch Reception and Dinner – Day 3)
Fort Lauderdale (Breakfast – Day 4)
Miami (Lunch – Day 4)
Key Largo & Other Keys (Dinner – Day 4)

Fundraising trip #2: Southeastern States
Virginia
Northern – Alexandria / DC (Breakfast – Day 1) Lunch – Day 1)
Southern – Richmond / Sandbridge (Reception – Day 1; Dinner – Day 1)

North Carolina
Raleigh (Breakfast – Day 2)
Greensboro (Brunch – Day 2)
Charlotte (Lunch – Day 2)

South Carolina
Florence (Reception – Day 2)
Columbia (Reception – Day 2)
Greenville (Dinner – Day 2)

Georgia
Atlanta (Breakfast – Day 3)
Greensboro (Lunch – Day 3)
Macon (Reception – Day 3)
Savannah (Dinner – Day 3)
Bainbridge (Dinner – Day 3)

Alabama
Mobile (Breakfast – Day 4)
Birmingham (Brunch – Day 4)

Tennessee
Chatanooga (Lunch – Day 4)
Knoxville (Reception – Day 4)
Nashville (Receptio – Day 4)
Memphis (Dinner – Day 4)

Fundraising Trip #3: SouthCentral States
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City (Breakfast – Day 1)

Arkansas
Little Rock (Lunch – Day 1)

Louisiana
New Orleans (Dinner – Day 1)

Texas
Corpus Christi (Breakfast – Day 2)
Laredo (Lunch – Day 2)
San Antonio (Reception & Dinner – Day 2)
Austin (Breakfast – Day 3)
Houston (Lunch; Reception; Dinner – Day 3)
Tyler (Breakfast – Day 4)
Fort Worth (Lunch – Day 4)
Dallas (Reception; Dinner – Day 4)
Abilene (Breakfast – Day 5)
Midland (Lunch – Day 5)
El Paso (Reception – Day 5)
Amarillo (Dinner – Day 5)

Fundraising Trip #4: SouthWestern and Rocky Mountain States
Colorado
Denver (Breakfast – Day 1)
Vail (Brunch – Day 1)
Aspen (Lunch – Day 1)

Wyoming
Jackson (Reception – Day 1)

Idaho
Sunvalley (Dinner – Day 1)

Nevada
Las Vegas (Breakfast – Day 2)

Utah
Salt Lake City (Brunch – Day 2)

Arizona
Phoenix (Lunch – Day 2)
Tucson (Reception – Day 2)

New Mexico
Santa Fe (Dinner – Day 2)

Fundraising Trip #5: California and Western States
California
San Diego (Breakfast – Day 1)
Palm Springs (Brunch – Day 1)
Orange County (Lunch – Day 1)
Los Angeles (Reception – Day 1)
Santa Barbara (Dinner – Day 1)
Santa Clarita (Breakfast – Day 2)
Bakersfield (Lunch – Day 2)
Fresno (Reception – Day2)
San Jose (Dinner – Day 2)
San Francisco (Breakfast – Day 3)
Sacremento (Lunch – Day 3)

Oregon
Portland (Reception – Day 3)

Washington
Seattle (Dinner – Day 3)

Fundraising Trip #6: Midwestern States
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia (Breakfast – Day 1)
Pittsburgh (Brunch – Day 1)

Ohio
Cleveland (Lunch – Day 1)
Columbus (Reception – Day 1)
Cincinnati (Dinner – Day 1)

Kentucky
Louisville (Breakfast – Day 2)

Indiana
Indianapolis (Brunch – Day 2)

Missouri
St. Louis (Lunch – Day 2)
Kansas City (Reception – Day 2)

Kansas
Kansas City (Dinner – Day 2)

Minnesota
Minneapolis (Breakfast – Day 3)

Illinois
Chicago – (Lunch – Day 3)

Michigan
Detroit (Reception / Dinner – Day 3)