Trump Sat On $94 Million As His Chosen Candidates Lost The Senate For Republicans

by | Nov 14, 2022 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump hoarded $94 million this election in his various political committees as his anointed candidates lost the Senate for Republicans in tight races where that money might have made the difference between winning and losing.“We didn’t lose because of Trump’s rhetoric. We lost because Trump is cheap,” said one Trump adviser, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “He left them all hanging dry…. It gave a free shot for all the right-wing pundits to turn on him.”AdvertisementAides to the former president, who attempted a coup after losing his own reelection bid in 2020 but is expected to announce another White House campaign on Tuesday, did not respond to HuffPost queries.Trump likely ended the midterm elections with $94,075,872 unspent, according to a HuffPost analysis of the latest available Federal Election Commission filings, despite claiming in thousands of fundraising emails and texts from his Save America “leadership PAC” that he was working to win back control of the House and Senate for Republicans.“Trump had it and didn’t give it to them,” said Scott Jennings, a GOP consultant close to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who pointed out Blake Masters’ recent complaint on Fox News that McConnell had not helped his losing Senate campaign in Arizona. “Why is Masters asking McConnell to carry him around in a Baby Bjorn when Trump wouldn’t?”Mike Murphy, a longtime GOP consultant and a Trump critic since his 2016 presidential campaign, said the party would have been better off if Trump had simply absconded with the money.Advertisement“That money could’ve paid to build a nice Saddam-style vulgar palace somewhere in South America where he could’ve escaped to and thereby saved the Republican Party fro …

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