×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: 2020 Elections | Donald Trump | senate | house | fundraising | gop | democrats

GOP Strategists Warn of Huge Dem Advantage in Senate Fundraising

mcconnell in a black suit and red tie with blue shirt
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Tom Williams/AP)

By    |   Monday, 13 July 2020 09:35 AM

A dozen Republican strategists and donors are warning that the party is not doing enough to offset the huge advantage Democrats have built up this election year in fundraising for the Senate races, Politico reported on Monday.

This surplus of cash, combined with President Donald Trump's sinking poll numbers and more GOP-held Senate races looking competitive, means that the odds of Democrats flipping the Senate are increasing, the GOP strategists fear.

"It's a slow-moving train wreck," said Eric Wilson, a Republican consultant who headed Marco Rubio's digital strategy in the last presidential campaign. "The warning signs are flashing right now, and they're ignoring it."

Other GOP strategists insist that the Republican outlook is bleak not only for this November, but in the next Senate races to come, unless the party improves by taking such steps as investing in list-building, advertising regularly on Facebook and increasing email solicitations, according to Politico.

Republicans have been behind Democrats in online fundraising for a decade, but the midterms two years ago shined a greater spotlight on the issue as Democrat challengers flushed with online cash flipped the House. A similar pattern appears to be developing for this November in both the Senate and House.

The huge hauls brought in online by the Democrats this election cycle are being spurred by ActBlue, the party's preferred fundraising platform.

Although Republicans have a new online donation tool backed by Trump, WinRed, which they have touted as an answer to ActBlue, the GOP strategists are insisting that will not make the difference, because not enough Republican campaigns are taking active steps to properly utilize the tools at their disposal to fundraise.

Related Stories

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
A dozen Republican strategists and donors are warning that the party is not doing enough to offset the huge advantage Democrats have built up this election year in fundraising for the Senate races, Politico reported on Monday. This surplus of cash, combined with President...
senate, house, fundraising, gop, democrats
294
2020-35-13
Monday, 13 July 2020 09:35 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Register To Comment Login To Comment
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved