The Edwards camp is hoping Coulter's latest comments will lead to campaign cash.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - When conservative commentator Ann Coulter opens her mouth, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards' presidential campaign sees dollar signs.
Joe Trippi, a top advisor to the campaign, sent out a fundraising e-mail Tuesday morning highlighting Coulter's recent comments on “Good Morning America.” During the show, she said, “If I'm going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”
Coulter was referencing the firestorm following her March comments, in which she referred to the North Carolina Democrat as "a faggot" during a political action committee meeting in Washington. She claimed that, during the same period of time, liberal television host Bill Maher "was not joking” when he said that “he wished Dick Cheney had been killed in a terrorist attack." According to Coulter, Maher didn't take the same heat for his comments that she did for hers.
"If you're a right-wing wing-nut, this is the scariest thing you can imagine — that the Democratic candidate with the boldest vision for America is also the most electable," Trippi wrote in the e-mail, which was a solicitation for campaign contributions. "So they will stop at nothing to tear John down. We can stop them — but only if you stand up."
Shortly after Coulter made her comments in March, the campaign prominently placed a video of the remarks on its Web site, hoping to solicit $100,000 in "Coulter Cash" to "show that inflaming prejudice to attack progressive leaders will only backfire."
The Edwards campaign is in an all-out push to meet its $9 million fundraising goal for the second quarter of 2007 before Saturday's deadline.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney