Now we've got the numbers to prove it.
The Toronto Star is reporting that Trudeau's campaign has signed-up approximately 150,000 supporters as of the sign-up deadline on Sunday night.
Nearly three-quarters of these new Trudeau backers are also new to the Liberal party, testing the party out by signing up in a new class called “supporters” — not full, card-carrying members of the party, but eligible to vote in the leadership contest that will be settled April 14.
Conservatives don’t give out membership numbers, but Fred DeLorey, the party’s communications director, noted that the last leadership contest in 2004 put the membership at about 250,000, while the New Democrats reported membership figures of about 128,000 for its 2012 leadership.
150,000 is an impressive number and indicates that attacks launched at Trudeau about a lack of substance — from both within and outside the partyRead More »from Justin Trudeau signs up 150,000 supporters in Liberal leadership race