Are Republican Candidates In Trouble? Shocking Report Suggests YES
(TargetLiberty.org) – As campaigns begin to heat up for the midterm elections in November, many are seeing a stark difference in fundraising between Democrats and Republicans in some areas. In fact, an Axios analysis found the Right seems to be struggling to garner as many “small-dollar” donations as their opponents on the Left. The shortfall totals up to over a $75-million gap.
"A concerted Republican effort to build a small-dollar fundraising apparatus independent of Trump's brand appears to be faltering, while Democrats are building on the massive grassroots financial success they saw in 2020."https://t.co/BI7jgKQntu
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) July 20, 2022
In Georgia, incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock (D) has raised about $14 million from small donors, whereas his opponent, Republican candidate Herschel Walker, trails behind, having only raised $8 million. Further south in Florida, the Democrat trying to unseat Senator Marco Rubio (R), Val Demings, raked in more than double that of the sitting lawmaker. Traveling west to Arizona, Senator Mark Kelly (D) has raised almost $23 million from lower-dollar supporters, but his three GOP challengers have barely brought in $2 million collectively.
In Pennsylvania, congressional candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz (R) recently said the “MAGA movement is dying” in an attempt to bring in more cash to his lagging campaign.
That said, many Red candidates are still bringing in lots of money from high-dollar donors, keeping several races competitive. Although money isn’t everything and doesn’t necessarily win elections, smaller amounts of donations could indicate grassroots support from everyday Americans.
What do you think about the difference in fundraising efforts between Republicans and Democrats? Do you believe the numbers are an indication of what could happen in November? Reply to your email and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you.
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