Trump wants to be a regular kingmaker but a big problem has appeared. His endorsed candidates have not been winning the financial war.
Illinois’ 15th District’s first-term representative is a questionable legislator. Trump backed Mary Miller (R-IL) thought it would be a good idea to quote Germany’s notorious dictator. Her opponent Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) had voted in favor of certifying Biden’s Electoral College votes. Trump, his minions, and Miller have been loudly protesting the 2020 presidential election results. Miller’s stance won her the ex-president’s endorsement but not the big money.
In the last quarter of 2021, she came in at under $165,000 for a grand total of $788,000 for the year. Representative Rodney Davis did quite well in comparison. He raised over $1.8 million for his campaign with almost half a million for the last quarter of 2021. He reported $1.2 million cash on hand by January 1, 2022. Miller only had $415,000 to start off the new year.
West Virginia’s 2nd District has the same trouble:
‘[Alex] Mooney [R-WV] voted against the Electoral College vote count on January 6, while fellow Republican Rep. David McKinley voted to certify Democrat Joe Biden’s win. McKinley [R-WV] also voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill and supported the creation of an independent commission to investigate the January 6 attack.’
Mooney brought in a mere $200,000 in the last quarter of 2021. At the same time, David McKinley raised $1.1 million. Nearly half of that was McKinley’s own money. By the end of 2021, Mooney had $2.4 million and McKinley had $1.6 million cash on hand.
Trump also has had it in for Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Representative Liz Cheney (R-AZ). Both have brought in a substantially bigger financial haul than Trump’s favorite primary opponents:
‘In Wyoming, Cheney raised $1.6 million more than Harriett Hageman [R-WY] in the fourth quarter of 2021, and in Alaska, Murkowski brought in nearly $1.4 million to Kelly Tshibaka’s [R-AK] $602,000.’
The elections have only begun to heat up.
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