As eyes start to gaze forward at the 2022 midterms, a new report claims that the super PAC of former President Donald Trump, who’s also been hinting at a possible 2024 bid, has $85 million cash on hand.
The money, a source familiar reportedly told Fox News on Thursday, will likely be used as a helping hand for GOP candidates nationwide as Republicans try to regain control of both chambers of Congress in 2022.
Save America PAC, which the then-president launched shortly following Election Day in 2020, had at least $31.2 million at the beginning of this year, according to a report filed in February with the Federal Election Commission, Fox News reported.
In 2018, Republicans lost their majority in the House of Representatives after eight years of control. After 2020, they no longer control the Senate—albeit by the slimmest of margins.
As Fox News noted, then-Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh last year after the election told the outlet that Trump “always planned to [fundraise], win or lose, so he can support candidates and issues he cares about, such as combating voter fraud.”
On Thursday also, the National Republican Congressional Committee reported that it accumulated $33.7 million in fundraising between January and March of this year, which was shared first with Fox News.
$19.1 million of that sum, according to the news outlet, was just from March. This, the NRCC said, broke its previous off-election year record by $3.6 million.
Read the full original Fox News report here.
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Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway
With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.
“Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.
Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”
The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.
Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.
One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”
The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”
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