Federal fundraising records were released this week, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) likely isn’t too happy about one shocking revelation held within those records.
According to a Breitbart report on Monday, Pelosi personally bankrolled the majority of one Democrat House candidate’s post-election fundraising for several months, demonstrating an unusually close financial relationship between the two.
The newly-released records show that Pelosi and her affiliated organizations donated a whopping 61 percent of all the donations Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH) received in the post-election period from Nov. 24, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2020.
Breitbart noted that “While it is normal for members—especially those from battleground districts like Pappas’s New Hampshire district—to have close financial relationships with the leadership of their parties, Pelosi funding 61 percent of Pappas’s campaign from Nov. 24, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2020, is a whole new level of closeness.”
The New Hampshire GOP noted that it appears Pappas’ “fealty” to Pelosi is being handsomely rewarded by a number of revenue streams, including Pelosi’s “PAC to the Future” leadership PAC, “House Majority PAC,” and her own “Nancy Pelosi for Congress” campaign.
Stephen Stepanek, the chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, blasted Pappas’ for relying on Pelosi’s dole, saying in a statement:
After campaigning as a bipartisan voice for New Hampshire, Chris Pappas has reverted to his DC ways, bowing at the altar of Nancy Pelosi in exchange for max out checks from her PACs to make up for his lackluster fundraising efforts. Instead of catering to his constituency in the Speaker’s office, Pappas needs to put New Hampshire first and push back against the radical Left’s Washington take over. Pappas should spend less time asking Speaker Pelosi for campaign donations and more time fighting for COVID relief that Granite Staters desperately need.
Pelosi has had trouble reigning in young new members of Congress in the past, but keeping them on your bankroll is one way to remind them who’s really in charge.