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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in 2016 Elections, Politics | 1 comment

The GOP money-bags hate Trump


The GOP money-bags hate Trump…

So where is the serious support going?

To support Congressional Republicans. You know, those do-nothings who are, individual donors and super Pacs seem to think, more Republican than the latest presidential choice. “These groups and their Democratic counterparts have already spent more than $25 million on advertising in Senate general election races alone, according to Kantar Media/CMAG, significantly outpacing both the 2014 and 2012 campaigns in outside spending,” according to a report in the Times, “and more than $134 million in advertising for Senate races alone has been reserved by groups for the general election.”

“There’s at least uncertainty about what the impact of Trump’s candidacy would be down ticket, and there’s also a sense that investing in the Senate is an important defensive play,” said Steven J. Law, the president of American Crossroads, a Republican “super PAC” that was one of the biggest spenders in the 2012 campaign. “It’s an insurance policy against whatever might happen at the presidential level, keeping in check the potential for a President Clinton or keeping in check whatever a Trump presidency might mean.” …NYT

In California, things are different. The money is looking for Trump.

After Donald Trump softened his position on super PACs, a newly formed independent group with notable California ties announced Thursday that it intended to raise $20 million in support of the presumptive GOP nominee before the Republican National Convention in July.

The Committee for American Sovereignty is being led by Doug Watts, a former top aide to unsuccessful presidential candidate Ben Carson. Watts noted that a super PAC supporting Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has already booked more than $90 million in air time in seven battleground states.

“It is clear we need to ramp up major donor fundraising efforts, unify Republicans and take on the Clinton machine,” Watts said in a statement. “We have already begun to raise significant funds in California and from supporters across the country.” ...LATimes

All very interesting, right? Please notice the nationalist tinge to the efforts of the California GOP groups. And please: lets get serious about those who gets to pocket those PAC dollars.

Who? The media, of course.

Cross-posted from Prairie Weather

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