Did you know that Marcus Flowers has outraised Marjorie Taylor Greene in the first quarter of 2022? Flowers raised $2.4Million whereas Marjorie Three Names – you know, the Georgia Congressperson who doesn’t think what happened January 6th, 2021 was all that bad because “It only happened once” – only raised $1.1Million. Doesn’t that remind you of something?
Oh yeah, that’s it. When hundreds of millions of dollars got poured into Amy McGrath trying to take down Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, and Jaime Harrison tried to take down Lindsay Graham, only for them both to lose spectacularly. McGrath lost by 19.6% and Harrison lost by 10.2%. Who could have predicted this? Well, polls had Harrison losing to Graham 52% to 35%. Hundreds of millions of dollars given – some of those dollars even from me – on races that were pretty much foregone conclusions.
Now don’t get me wrong; there are certain occasions that present themselves as perfect storms, like Doug Jones’ election in 2017. But that race was nothing like the race McGrath or Harrison lost, though they do come along from time to time.
So that’s why we’re working on something called “Investing in Democratic Races”, which you can find at this link. We need to approach investing in our candidates with the same level-headedness that we do investing our hard-earned money. At the link, which is going to constantly be updated between now and election day 2022, you can find races where we not only have a chance of keeping our Democratic candidates in office, but also stealing away seats from vulnerable Republicans.
Let’s do this!