Elizabeth Edwards' diagnosis of incurable
cancer has triggered a nationwide outpouring of support, including
a surge of donations to her husband's presidential campaign.
The amount of money given to Edwards' campaign via the Internet
has jumped by about 50 percent since the couple announced last week
that Elizabeth Edwards' cancer had returned.
Since last Thursday, Edwards has collected about 540,000 dollars
online. It initially took Edwards two months to reach his early
online fundraising goal of one million dollars.
Chief campaign fundraiser Fred Baron said Wednesday he was
"confident" that the campaign would surpass its overall
fundraising goal of seven-point-four million dollars in the first
quarter. Totals for the quarter will be released in federal
campaign finance reports in mid-April.