Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Boosted by a fund-raising appeal from Mike Huckabee, embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin has raised $206,000 online since his "legitimate rape" comment inflamed the political universe last Sunday.
Akin's web consultant Wesley Donehue told CNN that the donations came from 3,300 unique contributors online, and did not include checks that are "pouring in" to the campaign.
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Donehue, who helped South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson raise an ocean of online cash after the infamous "You Lie!" flap of 2009, said the money is "a signal that grassroots supporters want him to stay in the race."
A late Thursday email blast from Huckabee urging conservatives to donate to Akin's campaign has sparked a "dramatic uptick" in donations, Donehue told CNN.
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