The donations were among hundreds of McCarthys spread around the Republican convention and GOP challengers as they sought to help Republicans win a House majority in 2021 and 2022. Most candidates received a maximum of $10,000 – $5,000 each for the primary and general election – although some were endorsed only for the general election.
Representative. andy biggs (Ariz.), Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Matt Getz (Fla.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Mary Miller (il.) and chip roy (Texas) received no contributions from McCarthy’s PACs in the last election cycle, although some have received benefited from political manipulation in the past, Most incumbents – with the exception of Boebert, whose contest went into an automatic recount due to their surprisingly close margin – faced easier paths to re-election in the midterms.
“It’s not personal,” Roy said on the House floor on Tuesday.
In addition to the McCarthy-led PAC, the McCarthy-coalition House GOP super PAC, the Congressional Leadership Fund also threw its support behind some of the lawmakers who are now scuttling their speaker bids. Crane got $10,000 Contribution from CLF during both the primary and the general election. Harris And Self Each received $5,000 during their primary and general elections, respectively.
However, the CLF didn’t just donate to Crane. The super PAC spent more than $900,000 on ads supporting her as she challenged incumbent Democratic Representative Tom O’Halleran in Arizona’s 2nd district. Crane, a political newcomer endorsed by former President Donald Trump, defeated O’Halleran, one of the most vulnerable House Democrats due for redistricting in 2022, by about 8 points.
A TV spot said that the crane “To fight [President Joe] Biden and stop spending.
First, though, Crane stands up to McCarthy.
As the main House Republican super PAC, the CLF has spent heavily in past elections, giving support to other Republicans who are now playing the role of anti-McCarthy rebels. In 2020, Super PAC Donated Over $1.5 Million Perry’s race in Pennsylvania, taking aim at Democratic rival Eugene DePasquale. It spent $1.8 million against Democrat Cameron Webb, Good’s opponent in central Virginia. Perry won his election by 12 points, but it was a close race for Good, who won by 5 points.
“Our job is not to be the biggest fundraiser or to rubber stamp, the status quo, or to go along,” Boebert said during the fifth round of voting on Wednesday, nominating Donalds.
It is unclear how many rounds of votes it will take to elect the speaker, given the small majority of Republicans and the relative lack of movement among GOP lawmakers who oppose McCarthy. During the first two rounds of voting on Tuesday, 19 lawmakers declined to endorse the GOP leader. With the third vote, this number increased to 20. After this the House adjourned.
In Wednesday’s fourth round of voting an equal number of MPs voted against McCarthy – plus Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.), who had previously voted for McCarthy, was voting. He received $10,000 from the majority committee during the 2022 primary and general elections. And in 2020, when it held a key battleground district, the CLF spent more than $1 million on the race.
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