“No Labels, the political outfit preparing to run a ‘unity’ ticket in 2024 that Democratic strategists and Never-Trump Republican operatives fear will siphon votes from President Joe Biden, is what’s known as a dark-money group.”
Less than two days ago, I cited a new poll from Emerson College which shows that a third party candidate would pose a serious political threat to Joe Biden.
I closed by saying that we should expect Democrats and the media to aggressively go after any third party threats. I just didn’t expect it to happen this fast.
I've been saying for days that we should expect Democrats and the media to go nuclear on any possible third party runs. And away we go… pic.twitter.com/3cTNNks5ct
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) June 23, 2023
Let’s take a look at some of these articles.
From Mother Jones:
No Labels Exposed: Here’s a List of Donors Funding Its Effort To Disrupt the 2024 Race
No Labels, the political outfit preparing to run a “unity” ticket in 2024 that Democratic strategists and Never-Trump Republican operatives fear will siphon votes from President Joe Biden, is what’s known as a dark-money group. Unlike political parties, political action committees, and House, Senate, and presidential candidates, it is not required to reveal who is funding it.
And No Labels, which says it intends to raise $70 million to possibly place a third-party candidate on the presidential ballot next year, refuses to disclose who is financing this project. But Mother Jones has obtained a list of 36 wealthy contributors and corporate high-rollers who last year wrote big checks to support No Labels’ effort to win 2024 ballot lines in states across the nation.
This roster includes past and present chief executives of major companies, including Loews Corporation (a vast conglomerate), Fluor (an engineering and construction giant), Abry Partners (a private equity firm), SailPoint (a tech firm), and Fortress Investment Group.
Got that? Dark, corporate money. How dare they!
In case you missed the point, here’s Politico:
No Labels declines to reveal just who is funding its third party bid
No Labels’ bid to run a third party presidential candidate in 2024 has sparked a number of questions about political motivations. Chief among them: Who, exactly, is paying for this thing?
The centrist group consists of a constellation of entities, some of which disclose donor names. But the main one is a nonprofit which, unlike political parties, does not have to reveal the names of its funders. And in an interview with POLITICO, its CEO, Nancy Jacobson, declined to do so, saying simply that it was a “mixed” pool of individual contributors including “people that want to help our country.”…
No Labels’ refusal to reveal donor identities has worsened tensions in Washington, where a smattering of Democratic and anti-Donald Trump conservatives have accused the group of potentially kneecapping President Biden’s reelection.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. used to be a hero on the left. Now, Rolling Stone Magazine wants you to know he is basically an ultra-MAGA figure who is totally aligned with Marjorie Taylor Greene:
Pro-RFK Jr. Super PAC Has Deep Ties to Marjorie Taylor Greene, George Santos
Last month, supporters of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s presidential bid created a Super PAC titled Heal the Divide. On its website, the group — whose name is borrowed from Kennedy’s own campaign slogan — advises voters that “Only Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. can unite the Nation to start healing America,” and allows visitors to donate both in dollars and cryptocurrency.
There’s nothing abnormal about a candidate getting a Super PAC, even a candidate making a long-shot bid like Kennedy’s. What is abnormal, however, is that Kennedy is running as a Democrat in the Democratic primary, while the creators of the Super PAC have a deeply pro-Donald Trump bent — including ties to arch-MAGA officials such as Marjorie Taylor Greene, George Santos, and Herschel Walker.
As I have reminded repeatedly, these are the same people who have spent the last several years claiming to be the defenders of ‘our democracy.’
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