The RINOs in the establishment strike again. Milquetoast Kevin McCarthy is helping to raise money for 5 of the 10 House Republicans that voted for impeachment. At least two others do not need his help. Both Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney are drawing large sums of money from outside the state. I suspect from Democrats who consider the two the next best thing to Democrats.
The establishment is slapping their base in the face & trying to silence us.https://t.co/TUyN8WdMc4
— Joe Kent for WA-3 (@joekent16jan19) July 17, 2021
The five receiving aid from McCarthy are Valadao, Beutler, Katko, and Michigan Reps. Fred Upton and Peter Meijer. in the first half of a year, have raised $100k apiece through the cooperative effort.
Half of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump — Valadao, Beutler, Katko, and Michigan Reps. Fred Upton and Peter Meijer — have a joint fundraising committee with House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and his leadership PAC, which has raised roughly $100,000 for each of the five campaigns in the first half of the year. The joint fundraising committee — known as Take Back the House 2022 — has not raised money for the other five: Cheney, Kinzinger, Gonzalez, Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse, and South Carolina Rep. Tom Rice.
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When asked if the House GOP leadership has helped his campaign, Valadao said, “They’ve all been very, very supportive.”
Challengers typically have a harder time raising money against incumbents, who already have established a connection with voters, donors, and powerful allies like McCarthy. Some of the pro-Trump challengers will be a long-shot unless Trump comes to their aid.
“It’s difficult for a Republican challenger in a primary when you have a sitting Republican to raise money,” Chris Mathys, a Republican candidate running against Valadao, told CNN. “At the end of the day, we’re looking for support from the voters in the district. And they are extremely upset with Mr. Valadao’s betrayal of his oath of office.”
Previously, it was exposed that McCarthy was renting a room from NeverTrump Frank Lutz. Talk about sleeping with the enemy. Two things are certain in life beyond death and taxes and that is that both McCarthy and McConnell must be replaced as the head of their houses of Congress. It’s hard enough overcoming Democratic resistance, let alone RINO resistance.