Guess who else is raking in the dough as Sarah Palin noisily returns to the national stage: her detractors. After months of trailing Republicans in fundraising, Dems raised $11.5 million in October, a record for a non-presidential year, the Washington Post reports, compared to $8.7 million for the GOP. Republicans still lead in the yearly totals—$69.2 million to $66.3 million—but Dems are planning to milk the Going Rogue book tour for more. Yesterday they sent out an email appeal to counter the Palin influence on health care reform.
"Remember, this is the person who coined the term 'Death Panels'—and opened the flood gates for months of false attacks by special interests and partisan extremists," the email noted. "So we're setting a big goal: $500,000 in the next week to help push back against Sarah Palin and her allies." (Read more Sarah Palin stories.)