in spite of Donald TrumpTen Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted to impeach the former president in a violent riot at the US Capitol on January 6 have vowed to dismiss them and are flooded with donations from a reelection campaign.
The latest filings from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) show that the group raised a total of $ 6.4 million in the first quarter of 2021.
Seven of the representatives set personal records for financing in non-election years, and all lawmakers raised the challengers who submitted the election funding report. Bloomberg report.
But GOP leaders may say that Mr. Trump’s promise to return to Republicans who voted to prosecute him instigating a rebellion could ruin an attempt to inadvertently regain control of the House of Representatives. I’m still worried about that.
By supporting the Challenger campaign in the interim period of 2022, Mr. Trump could undermine incumbents and thwart their goal of overthrowing the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.
Both Tom Emmer, Chairman of the National Republican Parliamentary Commission, and House Minority Leaders Kevin McCarthy They say they are helping incumbents and trying to discourage Mr. Trump from helping key challengers.
Currently, there are 15 major bids on the group, with only John Katko in New York unopposed. These challengers have raised a total of $ 1.9 million, 24% of which is self-funded.
By standing on the side of the Democratic Party in the impeachment vote in January and opposed Mr. Trump, incumbent representatives were rewarded for raising public awareness.
Liz Cheney Wyoming, Adam Kinzinger Anthony Gonzalez in Illinois and Ohio recorded the largest quarterly donations in their careers. Post-election quarters usually have only low levels of funding.
The overall corporate, leadership, and conservative political action committee gave incumbents in the House of Representatives $ 1.6 million, while challengers only $ 17,500.
Prosperity Action PAC initiated by the former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Gave to all 10 incumbents who voted for impeachment. The PAC of Google’s parent company Alphabet provided it to nine members of the group.
Notable donors are: Kimbal mask, Brothers Elon Musk, Those who have made large donations to Democrats, including Joe Biden, in the past. He gave each of the ten Republicans $ 2,800. Many other traditional Democratic donors also contributed.
Cheney, the third-ranked Republican in the House of Representatives, has raised the most money and has been endorsed by key party figures.
This included a $ 10,000 donation from the Senator Mitt RomneyBelieve in America PAC; Republican Jewish Union PAC; $ 5,000 from PAC led by Senator Ryan Mitch McConnell, Bill Cassidy Sherry Moore Capito, Louisiana, West Virginia.
Congressman’s parents, former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynn, each donated $ 5,600.
Mr. Trump said in a statement released through the PAC on Wednesday that he would “immediately” support Cheney’s opponents.
The former president has discouraged several challengers for fear of splitting the primary, but four, including two state legislators, are already moving forward. Their fundraising activity is about one-third that of Ms. Cheney, over $ 1.5 million.
At this stage, the toughest funding competition will take place in Ohio between Gonzales and Trump-approved former White House aide Max Miller.
Miller brought Gonzales $ 616,524 to $ 508,639. This is the best funding quarter of his political career. Mr. Trump’s PAC, Save America, has not yet contributed to Mr. Miller, but his adviser claims he can spend $ 80 million on political contributions.
Beyond the PAC, Mr. Trump’s real political influence lies in rallying his army of grassroots small donors who have not yet contributed. They donated less than $ 200, but made a significant contribution to the former president’s campaign. It is unclear how much they will follow his lead in the future.
Emulate a former president, Trump Loyalist, and conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene It brought $ 3.2 million in the first quarter of 2021 and set a record for an unprecedented amount of incumbents in the non-election year.
Rep. Green raised just under 80% of the money from grassroots donors after being stripped of the House Commission for making threatening statements to the Democratic Party on social media.
In contrast, the ten incumbents who voted for Mr. Trump’s second impeachment raised only 8.8 percent of their money this way.
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