….Told ya So!….
Republican action’s post the Trump election is doing wonders for Democrats trying to keep the Resistance going until the 2018 Midterms…..So they can get a US House Majority back…
….candidates will get a big boost from the flood of cash that began sloshing through the Democratic Party fundraising accounts even before Ryan’s bill got the green light.
In about 24 hours, the political advocacy group Swing Left raised more than $800,000 for Democratic House candidates, with at least $100,000 going to challenge Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) alone. Daily Kos beat its single-day fundraising total by pulling in around $900,000 in just one day.
“When we first endorsed Ossoff, we raised $400,000 in the first week — and that totally blew us away,” said Nir, of Daily Kos. “That broke the all-time prior record of raising $400,000 for [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren over the course of an entire election cycle. In less than a day [over AHCA], we will raise more than we raised for in Ossoff in a week — which is more than we raised for Warren in a year.”
Celebrities got into the mix too. Musician John Legend directed his Twitter followers to donate to Democrats. George Takei of Star Trek fame followed suit. Overall, more than $4 million was donated to Democratic candidates through ActBlue on Thursday, according to a source with direct knowledge of the group’s fundraising haul.
Two dozen House Democrats who manage to get through a wild primary process — up to 1,000 Democrats have already declared their candidacy for office — can expect to start with a substantial war chest. The $900,000 raised by Daily Kos will go to House Democratic candidates running against 24 Republicans who voted for the AHCA and represent districts that Trump won by less than 50 percent of the vote. (Those Democratic candidates haven’t been chosen yet, so the money is being held in escrow and will then automatically go to the eventual nominees.)
MoveOn.org got into the action as well. A normal fundraising SMS alert for the progressive group results in $4,000 donations in total; the one it sent over the AHCA has raised $17,000 per hour since the vote, said Ben Wikler, Washington director of MoveOn, in an interview Thursday night. “People want to use every available channel to hold Republicans accountable, including their wallets,” he said….