The Republican party may be down, but it certainly isn’t out. At least that’s how things appear from the latest fundraising numbers coming from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA).
McCarthy announced Thursday that he received $27.1 million in contributions to take back the House of Representatives from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Breitbart reported. He earned that amount in the first quart of the year alone, setting a Republican record.
In his entire two-year campaign cycle previously, McCarthy raised a total of $100 million which is only a fraction of what he earned from Jan.-March of this year. What’s most noteworthy is that corporate political action committees only accounted for 2% of the total. With the average donation at $540 among its 50,000 donors, it’s clear that Republicans may be less reliant on corporations going forward.
After the incursion at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, many corporations froze donations to Republican candidates through their PACs anyway. Meanwhile, Delta Airlines, Major League Baseball, and Coca-Cola have taken the radical left’s position on the new voter ID laws in Georgia.
These corporations have specifically targeted those laws with bold corporate statements against a policy that doesn’t impact their companies at all. MLB went so far as to pull its 2021 All-Star game out of the state to protest these ostensibly racist laws. It’s too early to know whether there will be a backlash from those actions, but it’s already clear that people support the Republican party and what it’s trying to do.
McCarthy is closing in on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s majority. In the 2020 election, Republicans closed the gap to within five seats and will go into the midterms as the opposition party to the president and Congress, positioning the party for a comeback.
Moreover, Pelosi had problems in her own party getting re-elected to her speakership. Now, she has outraged people with her actions, giving the peception that she was trying to overturn the election results for Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) who won her seat by only six votes. Pelosi has mulled pushing out Miller-Meeks and awarding the seat to her opponent.
Between the radical policies Democrats have implemented and the fundraising boon for McCarthy, things are looking promising for the GOP. There’s plenty of time before the 2022 midterms for anything to happen, but all signs are pointing to a Republican resurgence.