“Democrats spent more than $40 million boosting six Republicans who vocally supported Mr. Trump or got his endorsement. All those candidates lost.”
The Republicans and the right, along with some Democrats, couldn’t believe Democrats and Democratic groups threw money and resources behind candidates backed by former President Donald Trump.
I remember some Democrat candidates complaining about not receiving that money and support.
Well, it worked.
Democrats and their groups threw over $40 million behind 13 Republican candidates.
The Republicans abandoned MI-03 Rep. Peter Meijer, who won the seat after Rep. Justin Amash retired. Meijer backed the impeachment of Trump but continued the conservative principles Amash planted in the office. He also took his oath of defending the Constitution as seriously as Amash.
But despite his principles, Trump backed John Gibbs, who worked in his administration, in the primary.
The Democrats seized on the opportunity and propped up Gibbs over Meijer:
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spent nearly $450,000 on primary ads that tied Gibbs to his former boss and helped him beat Rep. Peter Meijer, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump following the Jan. 6 riot.
The ad buy in the Western Michigan district drew criticism from current and former Democrats. But the DCCC defended its strategy after Scholten’s win.
“We made a decision to remind people how extreme John Gibbs is and Republican primary voters made a choice,” DCCC spokesman Matt Corridoni said in a Wednesday statement.
Democrat Hillary Scholten eliminated Gibbs, 54.84% to 41.94%.
The Washington Times listed more:
Democrats spent more than $40 million boosting six Republicans who vocally supported Mr. Trump or got his endorsement. All those candidates lost, including New Hampshire Senate candidate Don Bolduc, who could not beat vulnerable Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan.
The Democrat-aligned Senate Majority PAC spent $3.5 million attacking Mr. Bolduc’s primary foe, Chuck Morse, the GOP establishment’s preferred candidate, according to a Fox News rundown.
Democrats also propped up Republican Bob Burns, who lost to Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster in New Hampshire.
The Democrats Serve PAC bolstered Burns with $562,000 in primary ads. Burns only spent $16,000 on messaging. He beat “the more moderate George Hansel, the mayor of Keen, N.H.” in the primary.
Democratic incumbent Rep. Amy Kuster held her seat against Burns, 55% to 44%.
The Democrats also helped Trump-backed governor candidates. All three lost: Dan Cox in Maryland, Darren Bailey in Illinois, and Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania.
However, four of the federal-level candidates backed by Democrats and Trump won, including three House candidates.
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