By Duncan Smith
We’ll see if the Republican Party really wants to lead again by winning back the House and Senate next year and the presidency in 2024 judging by their embrace or rejection of Donald Trump.
Because if they embrace him, they will win and have the opportunity to actually lead again, hopefully on a “Contract With America”-type of platform that led the party out of the hinterlands in 1994, thanks to Newt Gingrich.
They’ll certainly have a fundraising advantage if they embrace the former president and his ‘America First’ principles, as USA Features News reports:
Former President Donald Trump has managed to raise some $100 million in a war chest he plans to use to help Republicans regain control of Congress next year and the White House in 2024 if he himself doesn't run for president again.
According to Federal Election Commission filings, Trump reportedly raising an unprecedented $82 million during the first half of 2021 and now has $102 million in his political action committee coffers.
Politico added that Trump is the first former president to reporting having nine figures in donations for her political operation, and all of it came despite being banned from the major social media platforms.
'The scenario is virtually unprecedented: Never in history has a former president banked nine figures' worth of donations to power a political operation,' the outlet reported.
'Over the first six months of the year, Trump's political groups whipped up supporters with baseless claims of election fraud to pull in cash on a scale similar to the GOP's official political arms, the Republican National Committee and the party's House and Senate campaign committees,' Politico added.
We hate the amount of money in politics. Hate it.
But until the system is changed, this is what we have to work with.
So it takes a lot of money to run campaigns and if our side doesn’t raise it, the other side will and we’ll be stuck in the minority forever.
Whether the GOP wants that or wants to lead will depend on their embrace or rejection of their fundraiser-in-chief, Donald Trump.
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