Devin Nunes Fundraising Numbers Should be a Lesson to Republicans
According to the Washington Examiner, Republican lawmaker and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes is set to report an extraordinary spike in fundraising donations to the Federal Election Commission in the coming days. Nunes, who has made a national name for himself as one of the only Republicans in Congress willing to forcefully pushback on the left’s narrative against President Donald Trump, has been rewarded mightily by donors in the first quarter of 2018. He has posted campaign earnings of approximately $1.25 million for the period ending March 31, which is essentially what he raised in all of 2017.
The other Republicans wondering how to squeak out a victory in November might want to take the hint: Stand up for the duly-elected President of the United States against this massive witch hunt, and you may just find that you can close the enthusiasm gap with the Democrats. Hey, why not give it a whirl?
According to one Republican strategist, who called Nunes’s numbers “impressive,” the California lawmaker has far exceeded the typical fundraising ceiling for a member of the House. “Even in targeted House races, a great fundraising quarter for a single candidate tends to top out in the $500,000 to $750,000 range,” the strategist told the Washington Examiner.
So to break this down, it’s really simple. Devin Nunes, this time in 2016, was virtually unknown outside his California district. Flash forward two years, and he’s one of the top fundraising Republican congressmen in the country, if not OF ALL TIME. And there’s a very obvious reason for that. Over the past two years, Nunes has essentially stuck out like a sore thumb in the House of Representatives. No, he’s not the only one who supports the president. No, he’s not the only one who has expressed skepticism about the official story we’re getting out of the DOJ and the intelligence community. But he IS the only one who has done ANYTHING of significance to actually push back. He IS the only one in the House who has done anything of worth to shed light on the failures and biases of the Obama Justice Department and their witch hunt into the Trump campaign. That makes him nothing less than a courageous patriot, and the voters and donors have taken notice.
To be clear, this isn’t just about telling Republicans – hey, no matter what, you need to have Trump’s back. NO! That’s not the point. The point is, the American people like to see their lawmakers go to Washington with a little bit of steel in their spine. That doesn’t mean pandering to Democrats like John McCain, either. It means doing the things that will get you utterly maligned by the mainstream media for no other reason than the fact that it is the right thing to do. That takes guts, and Nunes has proven over the last year that he has it in spades. Whatever money he’s bringing in, he deserves it and then some.