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“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.
“Former President Trump has been a prolific fundraiser for himself. But in a sign of his diminishing influence within the Republican Party, Trump isn’t seeing his endorsements translate into campaign cash for his most high-profile allies on the campaign trail. It’s becoming clear Donald Trump’s popularity isn’t easily transferable to candidates who aren’t named Trump.”