Despite vilifying ‘MAGA Republicans,’ Dems have spent over $46M to help pro-Trump candidates win primaries

Despite President Biden’s railing against the evils of “MAGA Republicans,” multiple arms of the Democratic Party are dumping millions into GOP primaries across the nation pushing Trump candidates in an attempt to meddle in election outcomes.

Democrats led by Senate Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have spent more than $46 million to prop up candidates who support former President Trump in an effort to push out moderate Republicans supported by Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and the GOP, according to Fox News.

“MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards,” Biden proclaimed during his “Soul of the Nation” speech, alluding to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. “Backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love.”

“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic,” he added. “MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution. They do not believe in the rule of the law. They do not recognize the will of the people. They refuse to accept the results of a free election.”

In August, Democrats celebrated the primary victories of Trump-supported candidates. That included a Republican nominee chosen to represent Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, John Gibbs, who narrowly defeated moderate incumbent Congressman Peter Meijer.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) spent $425,000 in advertising to help get Gibbs over the finish line, according to Fox News. They unbelievably ran an ad highlighting his conservative credentials.

The Democratic Governors’ Association (DGA) spent almost $2 million on ads in July promoting Trump-backed Maryland Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Cox in his primary against former state lawmaker Kelly Schulz, who was backed by outgoing Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Cox went on to win that race.

Similarly, Illinois Republican state Sen. Darren Bailey who is backed by Trump won the GOP’s gubernatorial primary after receiving support from the DGA. Incumbent Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined the DGA in spending $35 million to ensure Bailey beat moderate Republican Mayor Richard Irvin of Aurora, Illinois.

Fox News also reported that Trump-backed Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano was the recipient of $840,000 in ads in May run by the campaign of his now-opponent, current Democrat state Attorney General Josh Shapiro that helped him win the Republican gubernatorial primary.

Democratic Colorado, a pro-Democrat super PAC, reportedly spent $4.5 million to run ads in June for that state’s GOP Senate primary to boost Ron Hanks, a military veteran and a state lawmaker who was an outspoken supporter of Trump. That endeavor did not succeed and Hanks lost to moderate Republican Joe O’Dea, the owner of Concrete Express, a Denver-based construction company.

In New Hampshire, a new party PAC called Democrats Serve has reportedly spent $94,000 to boost Trump-backed congressional candidate Bob Burns.

The Senate Majority PAC also doled out over $3.5 million in New Hampshire ads to slam moderate Republican state lawmaker Chuck Morse in support of conservative retired Army general Don Bolduc, according to Fox News.

Natalie Allison at Politico reports that Mitch McConnell’s PAC has put $4.5 million into the Morse campaign.

There are other examples as well and the effort by Democrats to help MAGA candidates win their races has been, for the most part, successful. It’s obviously a political strategy that head-scratchingly concludes Trump candidates will be easier to beat in political races than mainstream or moderate Republicans. That may backfire on Democrats bigly.

Conservatives have questions.

One person on Twitter asked, “So why are the Dems funding the thing they are at ‘war’ against??”

Another pointed out, “Day after Biden’s ‘Saving Democracy’ speech, Democrats put $3m behind a candidate Biden would presumably qualify as a ‘semi-fascist.'”

“If MAGA is such a threat to democracy, maybe Schumer’s PAC can stop funding MAGA candidates, you f***ing hypocrites,” an intrepid individual posted.

A reporter asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during a press briefing on Thursday if it was “hypocritical” for Biden to call some Republicans threats to democracy while Democratic groups sought to help Trump-backed candidates.

“I mean I can’t talk about campaigns and what another, another, candidate is doing or committee is doing,” Jean-Pierre replied putting forth a signature non-answer. “I can’t speak from that from here. Look, I can say this. The president has always been clear, there are going to be people who disagree with his programs and legislative priorities, and that’s what democracy’s all about, like we understand that, right. But people accept elections and we move forward as a nation, right? But there is a growing number of people who refuse to accept the results of free and fair elections. People who actually openly talking about subverting elections in the future.”

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