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EXCLUSIVE: Republican Scott Brown has raised at least one million dollars every day this week

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Knowledgeable sources in Massachusetts tell The Daily Caller that Republican candidate for Senate, Scott Brown, has raised at least $1 million dollars every day this week, most of it online.

Although Brown’s campaign touted Monday’s money-bomb fundraiser that brought in $1.3 million dollars, the campaign declined to confirm totals for other days this week.

“I can’t comment on figures,” said spokesman Felix Browne.

While poll numbers show a Republican win is plausible in the state where Sen. Ted Kennedy long served, neither the RNC nor NRSC has sent much money north. Given the fundraising success Brown apparently has had with grassroots supporters over the Internet, cash infusions from the national Republican party may not be necessary.

Brown will face Democrat Martha Coakley in the special election for the Massachusetts Senate seat on Tuesday.

UPDATE – 5:26 P.M. – President Obama has recorded a video in support of Coakley, citing “opponents of change … pouring money into” Massachusetts as the reason why the race has been moved from leaning Democratic to a toss up Thursday by both the Cook Political Report and the Rothenberg Political Report.

Obama says in the video that the health care reform bill “and other fights will rest on one vote in the United States Senate.”

“That’s why what happens Tuesday in Massachusetts is so important,” he says.