How to Furiously Sacrifice Against Chuck Grassley

Well, that was fast: Less than a day after Grassley spoke at a Senate Judicial Committee hearing investigating Christine Blacy Ford’s sexual assault charges against candidate Brett Cavanaugh, Crowdpac was launched in 2022 to fund his future opponent . In about 14 hours, he raised about $ 63,000.

The foundation was founded by Adi Barkan , a Crowdpac activist to fund Maine Senator Susan Collins . Unlike Crowdpac Grassley, Collins is specifically tied to her vote on Kavanaugh: if she votes in favor, then more than $ 1.6 million already raised will go to fund her opponent in 2020.

It seems likely that of the two, Collins’ views are likely to depend on Barkan’s fundraising and activity in her own state: her race is two years closer, she is younger (65 versus 85 Grassleys) – and she has a well-deserved reputation. or not, as moderate.

However, these grassroots fundraising measures go beyond mere dollars (although the money obviously helps: OpenSecrets calculates that the candidate with the higher funding wins 91% of the time): they signal to voters that the candidate is funded by the people, not Shadowy. BigCorp, which I don’t know secretly wants to run a frac pipeline under your toilet. Obama surpassed Romney with small donations; Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have hung their hats on their human-funded reputation as a man of the people. Andrew Yantz , who is 22nd in California against Devin Nunez, raised almost all of his money from personal donations, although Nunez still surpassed Yantz with 538 putting Nunez 97% .

In short: money matters, and politicians on the left and right alike, feeling responsible to people instead of Shadowy BigCorp is only good. So if you have strong feelings about yesterday’s hearing or other pressing issues, get your credit card. Nothing screams louder than money.


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