Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean has raised one million dollars over the Internet. The Democratic presidential hopeful has collected those contributions through his web site and through e-mail, at little cost to his campaign. Aides say the self-described underdog hit the one million-dollar mark in Internet fundraising last week.
Dean’s rivals are also raising money over the Internet, and many also are using it to reach out to volunteers. Political experts say Dean in particular has relied on the Internet rather than direct mail, which has high overhead costs.