House Republicans who voted against confirming Joe Biden's victory saw a decline in corporate donations.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
PACs for corporations, trade associations, unions, cooperatives and membership groups donated $ 1.3 million to the campaigns of 147 Republican non-pollers in the first quarter of the year. This found an analysis by the Wall Street Journal of quarterly reports filed as of the Thursday deadline.
That's a roughly 80% decrease from $ 6.7 million donated to lawmakers by such groups in Q1 2019. This was a similar period in the last election cycle, the Journal said.
Democrats also had a drop in donations, which isn't surprising for an election year, but their donations only fell 30%.
It is clear that business and industry want nothing to do with Trump's big lie and the terrorist attack on the Capitol, made possible and promoted by Republicans who brought up the big lie that Donald Trump stole the election.
Kevin McCarthy and the House Republicans are counting on Donald Trump and the Big Lie to get them to a majority, but the initial results are not encouraging. Republicans are struggling to contain Biden's positive approval ratings, and House Democrats continue to pass an agenda of popular legislation.
The big lie costs Republicans millions as big business avoids attempting to destroy democracy.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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