“The day before he died, federal campaign accounts affiliated with former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) reported doling out more than $133,000 in donations to a broad swath of federal, state and local-level Democratic candidates in Nevada,” the Nevada Independent reports.
“A lot of candidates thought that the Trump endorsement automatically meant they’d raise a lot of money. They didn’t realize you have to do the work. Trump has always been a better attacker than a booster. Only so many right-wing candidates can go on Fox News and OAN, or even get booked. Not every Trump-endorsed candidate is made to go and say crazy stuff on TV.”
— A veteran GOP operative, quoted by National Journal, on the fundraising struggles of GOP candidates backed by Donald Trump.
“We apologize to our readers for endorsing Michael Waltz in the 2020 general election for Congress. We had no idea, had no way of knowing at the time, that Waltz was not committed to democracy. … During our endorsement interview with the incumbent congressman, we didn’t think to ask, ‘Would you support an effort to throw out the votes of tens of millions of Americans in four states in order to overturn a presidential election and hand it to the person who lost, Donald Trump?’ … Our bad.”
— From an Orlando Sentinel editorial
From Forbes: More than two dozen former Republican members of Congress officially announced on Monday, mere hours before the start of the Republican National Convention, that they are endorsing Joe Biden, who aims to build a wide-ranging coalition in hopes of defeating President Donald Trump in November.