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Evan McMullin Up To His #NeverTrump Eyeballs in Campaign Debt

Evan McMullin Up To His #NeverTrump Eyeballs in Campaign Debt

Owes nearly $670,000 for failed presidential bid

Evan McMullin exploded onto the 2016 presidential election scene as an Independent with a message of conservative values and Reagan-esque ideals.  He didn’t make a blip on the radar, and following President Trump’s election has turned his sour grapes into a #NeverTrump box of sickly-sweet wine that reeks of desperation and, worse, of self-aggrandizement.

To top off his head-spinning fall from grace, McMullin owes nearly $670,000 for his failed presidential campaign.

In January, McMullin launched an anti-Trump venture entitled Stand Up Liberty.  The veneer is conservative, but the substance is blind, senseless Trump Derangement Syndrome.

The Washington Examiner reported at the time:

Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin and his running mate Mindy Finn will launch a new conservative group on Wednesday that’s opposed to President Trump, and will kick off the effort with a television advertisement questioning his connections to Russia.

“Stand Up Republic” is a new 501(c)4 political nonprofit organization. McMullin and Finn, both Republicans, waged a long-shot independent bid for president in 2016 to block Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton from winning 270 electoral votes, and throw the election to the House.

Apparently working on the faulty premise that your enemy’s enemies are your friends, McMullin’s group seeks to align with the anti-Trump “resistance.”

The Washington Examiner continues:

They envision their new group as a home for conservative grassroots opposition to Trump, but plan to partner with activists on the left who share their concerns about the threat they believe Trump poses to the Constitution, equality and liberty.

In order to assist in this attempt to be all things to all anti-Trump people, Stand Up Republic’s home page contains a video that features both JFK and President Reagan.

McMullin’s Twitter stream reads like an excerpt from [insert your favorite anti-Trump SJW “resist we much” regressive].

He appears to be all-in with the radical left, tweeting his support for the tax day protests, his snark about the president’s business interests, and his insistence that the president is in league with the Russians.

McMullin, a resident of Utah who has previously mulled a run for Orin Hatch’s Senate seat, reportedly owes $670,000 to various vendors whom he’s reportedly told he cannot pay.

The Salt Lake City Tribune reports:

Evan McMullin ran a long-shot — and ultimately failed — campaign last year to deny Donald Trump enough Electoral College votes to keep him from the presidency, but now the Utah native faces a hefty bill that will be challenging to pay off and could hamper efforts to enter the political arena again.

McMullin, who jumped into the presidential race a few months before Election Day, still owes some $670,000 to vendors who helped his campaign, including more than half a million dollars to a law firm.

 . . . .  And vendors are worried they might get stiffed.

“From what I know, they do not have any capability or plans to pay all the vendors they still owe money,” says Tanner Leatham, owner and CEO of Utah-based Gathering Inc., which solicited signatures to get McMullin on the ballot in five states and is still owed more than $10,000. “They have told me they cannot pay us what they owe.”

. . . .  McMullin’s latest filing with the Federal Election Commission shows six companies with outstanding bills, the largest of which is the Florida-based law firm Hopping, Green & Sams, which is owed nearly $520,000. The firm declined to comment on the bills.

Utah’s conservative voters are unlikely to be forgiving of McMullin’s distinctly unconservative approach to fiscal responsibility nor to his embrace of the unsavory “resist we much” hordes.

Don’t expect McMullin’s schizophrenic approach to fighting the president to stop with an ill-considered run for the White House or with blurry dreams of becoming a United States Senator.  With the news that Jason Chaffetz is not running for reelection next year, McMullin may well turn his narcissistic eye on Chaffetz’ vacated House seat . . . or on the governor’s mansion.


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And I thought Maxine Waters was the stupidest person on earth. Then bang, she has competition that leaves her in it’s dust.

    Freddie Sykes in reply to Old0311. | April 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Maxine Waters is stupid at the Congressional level. Evan McMullin wanted to be stupid at the Presidential level; he succeeded.

      Old0311 in reply to Freddie Sykes. | April 20, 2017 at 11:19 am

      It’s sad when someone is so blinded by their own brilliance that he can’t tell which direction the river is flowing. John McCain can explain it to him.

As with any career politician, only they matter. They do not serve their country, they serve themselves.

I’m of mixed feelings on this; first, of course, Egg McMuffin is a self aggrandizing idiot who has never held an elective office in his life; on the other hand, given that background, anyone stupid enough to loan him big piles of money based on his say-so alone deserves to lose everything they loaned, just to teach them a lesson about credit standards if nothing else.

And the part about him stiffing a law firm for $500,000 in bills? HA HA HA!!! You chumps did $500,000 in work for a guy who you KNEW had no money???? You eat that one, guys!!!

He could rent out advertising space on that huge melon head of his.

buckeyeminuteman | April 20, 2017 at 10:35 am

I am very cautious of anyone who blindly follows Trump in everything he does, just as I stayed away from liberals who blindly worshiped Obama throughout all of his actions. It’s not the person I like, it’s the policies that limit government, reduce spending and strengthen national security. But this guy…He’s not what those who are Right of center need right now. If Republicans can’t get on the same page (doesn’t necessarily have to be Trump’s page) it will be the Democrats are going to laugh all the way to the ballot box next time.

Close The Fed | April 20, 2017 at 11:25 am

McMullin believed his own press.

Where’s his MittMoney? Funny how Mitt supported him behind the scenes, yet is nowhere to be found now.

Political campaigns always owe money at election time. If the candidate wins, they usually manage to raise the money after the election and retire the debt, though it often takes a while. If the candidate loses nobody wants to donate any more, so the debts remain unpaid. That is simply how it works, on all sides, and people who deal with campaigns know this. If you let a campaign, anybody’s campaign, run up a bill, you are gambling on them winning and being able to pay you back, and agreeing to lose your money if they lose. How much does the Clinton campaign owe? If Clinton had won, do you think the Trump campaign creditors would ever have been paid?