Chris Christie, who is running for reelection as governor of New Jersey, hasn't had any problem raising money for his campaign, as it's flowing in from every direction, including the far left. The Star Ledger reports that Tim Mullen, who gave $100,000 to help elect Rahm Emanuel, and bundled up to a half a million for Barack Obama in 2008, has maxed out the legal amount that he can give as has his wife.
Ken Rosen, a UC-Berkeley professor, donated $3,800 dollars. This is very strange since, Christie is famous for union and education reform, which Rosen opposes. In addition, Christie has received donations from 5 of George Soros top executives including his protege, Scott Bessent. News sources attribute it to his rising popularity among independents and some democrats.
This is a familiar theme. The main stream press sang the praises of John McCain, right up until the day after he won the nomination, at which time they came out after him with the long knives. In 2012, the press tried the same narrative for Ron Paul. They wrote that both candidates would draw heavily from their opponent's base. In the end neither did, nor could they hold their own base.
Reid and the democrats pressed for a Sharron Angle victory in the 2010 senate primary, in order to save the career of Reid, who had barely a 41% favorability rating. His plan worked and he kept his seat. Democrats seemed to have hit on the secret to success by picking their opponents.
In 2012, they went even farther by financing the primary campaign of Todd Akin, spending 1.5 million to assure his win in the republican primary, thus saving another democratic senator, with a 41% approval rating. And for 2014, Moveon.org and other democrats have already offered to finance the campaign of the Tea party favorite Bevin in his race against Mitch McConnell. Kentucky has had a democratic governor for 38 of the last 42 years. A Bevin victory could lead to a democratic pick up.
They are currently building up Nancy Mace, a squishy conservative running against even squishier, Lindsay Graham, ignoring Lee Bright, who has bonified conservative credentials, including a conservative score of 92. Democrats have found their strategy, but it remains to be seen if they can pull it off 3 elections in a row.