Republicans Who Sought to Overturn the Election Have Seen Their Fundraising Surge Since January 6
The Republicans who were the most supportive of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, have flourished in the aftermath. According to new campaign donation data, opposing the results in 2020 has played well with the base of the Republican party.
Who has benefited the most:
Presidential hopefuls, Senators Ted Cruz (Texas) and Josh Hawley (Missouri), have each brought in over $3 million to their Senate reelection campaigns. The sums are all the more surprising since neither are even up for reelection next year, though runs for their party’s nomination in 2024 seem likely for both.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia), fresh off a new piece of racism, has raised $3.2 million (more than nearly every member of House leadership), while Representatives Madison Cawthorn (North Carolina) and Lauren Boebert (Colorado) have brought in $1 million and $750,000, respectively.
A new trend in politics?
While corporate America may have cooled to the likes of the above-mentioned lawmakers, it seems the striking with small donors (those giving $200 or less) has never been hotter for Republicans who objected to Biden’s electoral votes.
The new campaign disclosures show House members who objected have raised an average of $52,000 less from corporate political action committees (PACs) than they did during the same period two years ago. At the same time, those members have raised an average of $56,000 more from small donors compared to the same period two years ago.
As we saw with Donald Trump’s election in 2016, the stranglehold Democrats have held on small donors, could be waning. It appears such donors are also disregarding state lines, as the majority of Senator Josh Hawley’s small donations have come from outside the state of Missouri.