After remarks regarding his congressional paycheck that were so stunningly arrogant they went viral, a chastened Rep. Lee Terry announced that he would not "accept" any more government remuneration until the shutdown (that he helped engineer) was over — a completely meaningless gesture, since Congress is paid monthly. His personal cash flow won't be interrupted.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that Terry is having a terrific fundraising quarter:
It was the biggest war chest Terry has amassed at this point in an election cycle — 13 months before the next election — since he first won his seat in Congress in 1998... Terry's campaign released his initial fundraising numbers Wednesday. In the third quarter of this year, Terry raised $389,000 and had $558,000 in the bank.Even without third party, dark money GOP help, that should pay for lots of attack ads against Pete Festersen.
In comparison, in the third quarter of 2011, Terry held a $320,000 war chest.