Unobtrusive Trump supporters struggle to raise cash


Prominent Congressional Trump supporters who tried to prevent President Biden from winning the election gathered in cash this year. Many of their lesser-known rank and file colleagues are not.

Important reason: New election funding data highlights disparities among opponents of the election. Some have used their infamy to rush into the MAGA star position. Those who do not, including those facing the fierce competition of the 2022 re-election, suffer from all their luggage and almost financial gain.

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In numbers: Axios analyzes data from mid-year submissions to the Federal Election Commission and has some clear winners in the money race.

  • Fundraising for Senator Josh Hawley (Republican Party) 3,552% surge Compared to the first 6 months of the 2019 cycle.Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) 832% increase..

  • Rep. Matt Gaetz (Republican) was drawn in 752% more Despite the almost complete depletion of corporate PAC donations earlier this year.

  • Rep. Mo Brooks (Republican), Reportedly Assisted and raised the “Stop Stealing” rally prior to the siege of the Capitol on January 6 4 times or more The first six months of 2021 (when we announced the 2022 Senator bid) are about the same as 2019.

Hurley, Cruz, Senator John Kennedy (Republican), Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) And Elise Stefanik (RN.Y.) — Part of House Leadership — and MAGA stars Gaetz and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) raised a total of $ 45.5 million in the first half of 2021. Two years ago.

The other side of the equation A little-known parliamentarian who was unable to take advantage of grassroots popularity to raise funds for 2021.

  • Doug Lamalfa (Republican) Financing 93% or more..Mississippi Parliamentarian Michael Guest 89% decrease..Transport of Congressman Scott Dejare (Republican) 80% reduction..

  • House Democratic 2022 Republican Pair Target list We saw some significant funding declines: Rep. Steve Chabot (Republican Ohio) pulled in 45% less David Schweikert (Republican) totals 26% down..

  • Other members who had a district Considered to be competitive It decreased significantly last year as well.Transport of Congressman John Carter (R-Texas) 49% decrease..North Carolina General Assembly Dan Bishop 42% decrease..North Carolina General Assembly member Richard Hudson pulled in 18% less..

Line spacing: Of the 110 opponents elected before 2020, 65 saw a decline in total funding in the first half of this year, most of which fell by more than a quarter.

  • About 45 opponents brought more than the equivalent period of the previous cycle.

  • Total funding by these 110 members increased by $ 41 million this year, entirely due to the significant surge in a small number of prominent opponents of the election.

Conclusion: Media attention is the literal currency of the modern Republican Party.

  • Anyone who can establish Trumpian’s rights as a torchbearer can turn any controversy into a large grassroots fundraiser. Someone who can’t survive fallout.

  • In an interview with Axios, Doug Hay, a fellow at the Harvard Institute of Political Science and a former Republican leader in the House of Representatives, called it an “immediate celebration” of politics.

Be wise: Hay pointed to the infamous photo of Harley raising his fist before breaking through the Capitol in solidarity with the January 6 demonstrators.

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