MUNCIE, Ind. (WTHR) - An Indiana 6th district Congressional candidate struggling for attention and money got both on Wednesday.
A stroke of luck brought Jeannine Lee Lake face-to-face with David Letterman on Wednesday afternoon.
Lake was having lunch with her campaign staff in a downtown Muncie cafe when she "noticed a guy who looked like a casually-dressed Old Testament Abraham."
Lake said she wasn’t certain it was Letterman until she spotted his Italian leather shoes.
She introduced herself as a Democrat running for Congress and asked for a picture with Letterman for her campaign. According to Lake, Letterman replied “I can do better than that, how about a big wad of cash?”
Letterman made a donation on the spot, posed for pictures and moved on.
"He was so gracious, bless his heart," Lake said.
Win or lose, Lake has a campaign story that will last a lifetime.