Democrats Are Using Filibuster Debate to Fundraise

Democrats Are Using Filibuster Debate to Fundraise

( – Cynical Democrat candidates are using the filibuster debate to raise funds for Senate races. Three would-be senators are trying to flip seats from red to blue, and they’re using disdain for Senate traditions as a weapon.

The Democrat contenders in three of next year’s key Senate elections are using their opposition to the Senate filibuster procedure as a fundraising tool. The filibuster is a vital measure to ensure that only bills with genuine majority support can make it through the Senate, but many Democrats want it scrapped so they can enact their radical legislative program with a simple majority vote.

Now, candidates are using the anti-filibuster campaign to solicit donations from their radical base. For example, Representative Val Demings (D-FL) is challenging Senator Marco Rubio (R|-FL) in next year’s election and has already raised $4.6 million in the second quarter of this year. Her main fundraising tool has been her loud opposition to the filibuster.

The challenge for the Dems is that beating a filibuster needs 60 Senate votes, and they only have 50 senators. Without the filibuster, Vice President Harris’s casting vote could break the 50-50 deadlock – but two senators, Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), would vote with Republicans on any attempt to scrap the filibuster. Demings and fellow cynics, including Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, are trying to change that arithmetic, and if they succeed, Biden will be able to steamroll his program through.

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