Sen. Josh Hawley Rakes In Record Fundraising Haul

After the Capitol Siege in January, the conventional wisdom in Washington was that Sen. Josh Hawley’s career was over because big donors were turning against him. He would never recover after losing the support of David Humphreys. Hawley defied the media and went along with the views of his constituents who wanted him to oppose the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.

The Hill:

“David Humphreys, a Joplin, Mo., businessman and major donor to Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) first campaign, disavowed him in a statement released Thursday, calling the lawmaker a “political opportunist.” …

“I need to say the same about Missouri’s U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, who has shown his true colors as an anti-democracy populist by supporting Trump’s false claim of a ‘stolen election,'” Humphrey’s added in his Thursday statement. “Hawley’s irresponsible, inflammatory, and dangerous tactics have incited violence and further discord across America. And he has now revealed himself as a political opportunist willing to subvert the Constitution and the ideals of the nation he swore to uphold.” …”

Missouri Democrats:

“David Humphreys: As Hawley’s biggest donor, this billionaire gave Hawley over $4 million — nearly 75% of his individual donations for his Attorney General’s campaign — and Hawley has since ignored bipartisan calls to investigate Humphreys after allegations of pay-to-play. …”

The Guardian:

“A secretive billionaire supporter of Josh Hawley and other rightwing lawmakers suggested he had been “deceived” by the Republican senator from Missouri, who led the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Jeffrey Yass is a co-founder of Susquehanna International Group – headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a critical swing state – who has donated tens of millions of dollars to hardline Republican groups who supported Donald Trump’s effort to invalidate his defeat at the polls by Joe Biden.

Yass is a co-founder of Susquehanna International Group – headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a critical swing state – who has donated tens of millions of dollars to hardline Republican groups who supported Donald Trump’s effort to invalidate his defeat at the polls by Joe Biden.

Yass privately told a longtime associate he had not foreseen how his contributions would lead to attempts to overturn US democracy.

“Do you think anyone knew Hawley was going to do that?” Yass wrote to Laura Goldman, a former stockbroker who has known him for more than three decades. …”

Regardless of what you think about Sen. Josh Hawley, it is heartwarming to see that ordinary people in this country are sick of billionaires and the rule of big money in politics.

KMOX:

“WASHINGTON (KMOX) – Missouri’s Republican congressman who was the leading voice in the push to challenge the results of the 2020 election just had his best month in years in terms of campaign donation totals.

According to a release from Sen. Josh Hawley’s campaign, he raised $969,000 last month with an average donation of $52 and added 12,000 new donors. The spike in donations is the highest monthly total for him since before we won his Senate seat in 2018. …”

Axios:

“Sen. Josh Hawley’s effort to block certification of the 2020 election has been a fundraising boon — not just for him but his party, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Corporate donors and establishment Republicans recoiled at the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol that followed efforts by Hawley (R-Mo.) and others to block President Biden’s Electoral College victory. But fundraising numbers show the GOP grassroots is still firmly in Hawley’s camp. …

Hawley’s personal fundraising also has spiked, according to data provided by a source close to his campaign.

From Jan. 1 through March 5, Hawley’s campaign brought in more than $1.5 million from nearly 28,000 donors, the vast majority of whom had never given to him before.

That’s more than 12 times what Hawley raised during the first quarter of 2020, and more than 34 times what he brought in during the first quarter of 2019 — and there’s still more than three weeks left in the current quarter. …”

The New York Times is complaining Hawley isn’t going anywhere now.

New York Times:

“Most Republicans who spoke at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., avoided acknowledging the events of Jan. 6. But less than 30 seconds into his speech, Senator Josh Hawley confronted them head on.

That day, Mr. Hawley said, had underscored the “great crisis moment” in which Americans currently found themselves. That day, he explained, the mob had come for him.

The “woke mob,” that is. In the weeks since, they had “tried to cancel me, censor me, expel me, shut me down.” To “stop me,” Mr. Hawley said, “from representing you.” …

Hawley is getting attaboys.

Trump raised over $200 million dollars from his supporters after he lost the 2020 election through his “Stop the Steal” campaign. Can you imagine Mitt Romney being able to do that?

I wouldn’t be laughing at the rubes like journos. This is yet another indication that the money, energy and votes are there for a real populist movement. There is an appetite for it now that didn’t exist in the past and isn’t going away. It is only a matter of time before another Bryan or Huey Long comes along: someone who isn’t just an opportunist like Trump, but who is a true believer who walks the walk.

Note: Jimmy Dore continues to knock these videos out of the park. He has been on fire lately. 17 million people are not getting the $1,400 stimulus check.

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14 Comments

  1. You don’t become a politician if you want to remain poor. Obama was a community organizer and now he’s a millionaire. Pelosi is a billionaire and most politicians become rich because they take bribes and payouts. It’s called corruption. There is nothing wrong with making money the honest way but unfortunately, most of these sellouts and traitors do it the easy way by selling out.

  2. I’d bet money on Hawley being the GOP candidate in 2024. At least attempt to profit from the situation in betting markets even if you think he’s a Zionist shill. All he needs to do right now is to be careful what he says and stump for popular policy ideas. Don’t say much about abortion and concentrate on money issues like pay offshoring and Covid19 benefits. He’s probably the only mass marketable guy with the right degrees. I’d like to know how he got the teaching gig at St Paul’s School in London though. What was the connection?

    Might be worth taking a deep dive on his background.

    • @Captain John…

      Yes, Governor DeSantis, of Florida, and Senator Josh Hawley, of Missouri, are the most obvious successors to Trump in leading The Right – no doubt.

      If they lead it anywhere near their where their rhetoric AND actions have thusfar been, it will be a vast improvement over what we have had over the last few decades – no matter what any dive reveals of their background.

      Of course, some here will grumble that these two guys are nothing more than Zionist-fronts, but, those viewpoints will have no bearing on the general electorate that are not going to pick a presidential candidate based on his attitude towards Israel, or, indeed, any country, other than this one.

      The Electorate wants closed borders, and end to The United States being the enforcement arm of La Mafia Globalista, and a rearising of the American Dream – most notably a return of our manufacturing sector and better healthcare.

  3. “anti-democracy populist”

    Hey, I’m no fan of democracy but this makes no sense. Populism IS democracy. It’s a grassroot revolt of the masses, the populous, when they feel those in power cannot rule. It’s the manifestation of the demos.

  4. >money, energy and votes are there for a real populist movement

    I hope more figure this out. The fact that just about every Republican took a hard line against genuine Covid relief and against raising the minimum wage suggests that they’ll need to lose a few presidential contests as part of the learning process. Many of us will be old if it takes the GOP twenty years to get it together as the preceding generation vanishes and voters resort. And the country itself will be different.

    Do any lurking boomers have boomer-wisdom to share?

    • Covid and minimum wage are not the biggest threats to our race right now. Our right to free speech and fairness, and our lifestyles is gone, We have become slaves to provide the government more money for their socialist programs for nonwhites. “Immigration” is overwhelming.

      • Get a vaccination and start protesting about open filthy borders with nigs and spics ruining our quarantine efforts.

  5. Unless this dude goes out on the National Mall at noon, throws up a crisp Roman Salute as he yells “Gas the jews, race war now!” and then sings Horst Wessel Lied he’s just another kosher cog in ZOG’s wheel.

    • If he just quietly ran on trust busting Facebook and amazon it might be good enough.

  6. Once again, I have to start with the full disclosure that I was a charter adopter, including monetarily, of Josh Hawley’s political career, way back in early 2016 when all I wanted was an alternative to the state party establishment’s choice for state AG, as that person had cucked out hard and wrong on the Mizzou issue the previous fall. So what I’m about to write is as much personal bias as it is dispassionate analysis.

    In spite of all the current hoopla about Ron DeSantis, Kristi Noem, and a few others, I still think that Hawley is the 2024 nominee if not Trump. I so believe that, that I’m still advising people to gamble on it, if it’s ethical for them to do so, i.e. they don’t have any legal franchise or donor rights in the American political process. The reason is that Hawley is going to have an edge, and a populist one, over his rivals not named Trump.

    Note: Speaking of Trump, my theory on why he won’t run at all in 2024 is because, while 78 is only four more than 74 in arithmetic terms, it’s way more in Gaussian terms, when it comes to overweight American men. I think age and Father Time is going to catch up with him by then. He might still be living, but he won’t be in any physical shape to do his previous kind of high energy campaigning. Being 78 years old and barely leaving the basement might have been fine for Biden, but not for Trump.

    • Who besides Qtards, Trumptards, and the Likud Party wants the king of isreal to return to the Oval Office?

      If by some slim chance Trump-Kushner return to the White House, America deserves to be sodomized hard and rough.

    • How did he get the teaching gig at St Paul’s school in London? British friends/talent scouts at Yale?

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