Trump Hoarded $94 Million While His MAGA Candidates Lost

$94 million

“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,” the HuffPost reports. Said one Trump adviser: “We didn’t lose because of Trump’s rhetoric. We lost because Trump is cheap. He left them all hanging dry …. It gave a free shot for all the right-wing pundits to turn on him.”

Trump-Blamers Pile On

“It’s basically the third election in a row that Donald Trump has cost us the race. And it’s like, three strikes, you’re out. … The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Donald Trump kept saying we’re gonna be winning so much we’re gonna get tired of winning. I’m tired of losing. That’s all he’s done.”

— Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, to the Washington Post. (R)

Boebert: To Know Her Is to Loathe Her

“I realized, oh my goodness, she won 51% to 46%. And if only 5% of the voters switched their vote in 2020, she would have lost. On top of that, she didn’t even win her home county. Those who know her best don’t care for her, and a lot more people know more now than they did in 2020 and not for good reason. And so that was one data point.”

Semafor interviewed Adam Frisch (D), who is on the verge of beating Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), on why he challenged her.

Trump Was Going to Announce Prez Run Before Midterms

“Donald Trump was seriously considering announcing a week from today before the election because he thought Republicans are gonna win the House, gonna win the Senate, and he wanted to take credit for it. … He’s now backed away from it. He may deny it, but he told people who raise money for him, he told political people that this is what he was going to do.”

— Republican pollster Frank Luntz told Fox News that Donald Trump “was seriously considering” announcing a presidential bid before the midterms.