Election SURPRISE – The Message Was Unforgettable
(UnitedVoice.com) – Some Democratic groups are taking incoming heat for helping conservative Republican candidates win primaries. It’s a risky strategy for the Left. They spent 18 months targeting Republicans for the January 6, 2021, riots and blasting them as insurrectionists. Now, one left-wing congressional group is spending millions meddling in GOP primaries, hoping it will benefit them during a red wave election year.
Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) is the latest victim of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)’s scheme. One of only a few Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, Democrats spent significant money to help his primary opponent. It worked. On Tuesday, August 2, John Gibbs won the primary bid. Still, his opponent may not have needed the support from the Left, considering the GOP heavily supports Trump as the potential 2024 presidential candidate, as evidenced in other campaigns across the country.
Anti-Trump Congressman Losses With Help From Democrats
After Meijer joined nine House GOP members to impeach the former president in January 2021, he incurred Trump’s wrath. The de facto party leader targeted the Michigan representative’s re-election bid. On Wednesday, the one-term Congressman conceded to Trump-endorsed challenger Gibbs after results showed the incumbent was behind by nearly 4,000 votes with 88% of the ballots counted. Meijer congratulated the winner and said he was proud he stayed true to his beliefs and principles despite the high political cost.
Democrats are licking their lips, hoping their efforts to help Gibbs will pay off in November. They believe he might be the weaker of the two Republicans and easier to defeat. On Monday, Meijer blasted the Left for inserting itself in the GOP primary. The incumbent said the DCCC bought $435,000 in ads to promote the challenger in the final days before voters had their say, subsidizing the majority of his campaign.
Some Democrats criticized the DCCC for meddling after accusing foreign governments of doing the same in 2016. They told POLITICO the move was “risky and unethical.”
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is up next. She’s running well behind her Trump-endorsed challenger. Political analysts say her political career is over in the GOP. Before voting to impeach and joining the January 6 House Select Committee, she was a rising star in the party.
Trump Maintains Foothold on The Grand Old Party
Regardless of the meddling, Trump still has an enormous influence among Republican voters. Candidates he supported across the country were victorious on Tuesday night. So, which of the prior president’s picks won?
- Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters (R-AZ)
- Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (R-AZ) – On Thursday morning, she was leading, but the Associated Press had not called her the winner.
- Arizona Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem (R-AZ)
- Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon (R-MI)
- Michigan congressional candidate John Gibbs (R-MI)
- Missouri Senate candidate Eric Schmitt (R-MO)
On Wednesday, Trump stated on Truth Social that “endorsements don’t get any more powerful or conclusive” than his record on Tuesday. The former commander-in-chief’s promotion has been powerful in numerous elections. He may still have more endorsees to run up his score.
How will voters respond in November as the general election campaigns commence?
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