They are Donald Trump’s most loyal acolytes, and as such try to walk in the ex-president’s shoes. There is just one problem. By trying to emulate the ex-president, they are running themselves into the ground and broke.
The gang of representatives in the MAGA Caucus Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) have been among the most obnoxious in their party. But the MAGA Caucus’ fundraising numbers are dire. Even so, only Cawthorn may lose his seat in the midterm 2022 elections.
Both Gaetz and Greene went on a political fundraising tour/spending spree only to run out of funds, like a gas-guzzling vehicle with an empty tank.
Boebert has had her share of money problems but fundraising has not been among them. She was the rude character interrupting President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech. In the first quarter of 2022, she brought in $838,653. 67 and spent just $705,8002.56, according to The Independent. She lucked out with redistricting and will represent a more Republican population, Colorado Public Radio reported (CPR). However, the Democrats still outspent her:
‘At the same time, Ms Boebert also faces a viable primary challenger in Republican state senator Don Coram, who qualified for the ballot. This fundraising will likely mean she will have to step up her own cash grab.’
Gaetz has emerged from his troubles long enough to do fundraising. But the federal investigation into his activities with an underage girl has undercut his credibility. His attorney has represented such sterling characters as “Jeffrey Epstein, John Gotti, and Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzmán.” Even though the Florida representative has not yet been charged, people have not been crazy about voting for someone who may be doing jail time. Conversely, he has no GOP contenders for his seat at this time:
‘He has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with a crime. This fundraising quarter, he raised only $602,185.16 in the last three months but spent $542,728.48.’
Greene showed up at conferences put on by white nationalist Nick Fuentes looking as if she was a wannabe rock star. She has been firmly behind Trump in his failed coup and will appear under oath to testify before on Friday, which will be televised.
The Georgia representative must testify before court in a case trying to take her off of the voting ballot, The Rolling Stone reported:
‘Free Speech for People, is alleging that Greene is in violation of the 14th Amendment, which states that if someone took an oath to defend the Constitution and then “engaged in insurrection or rebellion,” they can’t serve in Congress.’
But she spent more than she brought in, too:
‘[Green] raised a respectable $1,071,681.01 in the first three months of 2022 but spent more than she took in – $1,413,599.67. By comparison, she raised $3,219,754.05 her first three months in Congress last year.’
Cawthorn may be the most endangered MAGA Caucus species. After telling a podcast that Republicans in “Congress were engaged in orgies and did cocaine,” he has been under the thumb of the GOP leadership. Then, he made the mistake of jumping to another district to run. Now, he is back, but the damage has already been done:
‘Mr Cawthorn’s campaign is bleeding money fast, spending $698,592.27 while raising only $658,744.21. He also only has $242,304.36 in cash on hand at the end of the fundraising quarter.’
The group has frittered their money on odd expenses. For example, Boebert spent nearly half a million dollars on “media production” to Rock Chalk Media, a company former representative and Trump supporter Jason Chaffetz’s brother owns, according to The Daily Beast.
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