DENVER – South Carolina Black Money Group Targeted 3rd Congressional District Representative Lauren Boebert for such things as refusing to wear a face mask in the House bedroom and attending congressional zoom meetings in front of a gun wall in her home.
The ‘Hold Them Accountable’ group recently emailed voters in Boebert District with the aim of raising funds in hopes of toppling the freshman Republican in 2022.
In the email, the group claims that Boebert was “tweeting live (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) as deadly insurgencies raped the Capitol and threatened to kill her, among others,” although this claim was been debunked many times.
“She even posed for pictures with these seditionists before heading to Capitol Hill for the Biden vote,” the email continued, a widely circulated claim that also been proven wrong.
According to reports from the Federal Election Commission, Hold Them Accountable first appeared in 2020 and raised over $ 5 million in 2020 to support its efforts. Even if he spent over a million dollars in a failed opposition to the re-election of Senator Lyndsey Graham, which represents the organization’s home state of South Carolina, more than half of its donations have gone towards operating expenses.
The group ended the year with just over $ 70,000 on hand.
The report shows that the group has focused its efforts only in South Carolina so far. Boebert’s effort (among others) appears to be the first time they’ve focused on other states.
In a May 19 Tweet, the group called Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson a national terrorist sympathizer.
Despite Secretary of State Jena Griswold and Attorney General Phil Weiser campaign on promises to identify who donates to political campaigns, the use of black money from outside the state for the benefit of progressives Democratic causes and candidates in Colorado is nothing new.
A Washington DC-based nonprofit spent nearly $ 11 million on various candidates and election campaigns in the 2018 Colorado election, including both Weiser ($ 600,000) and Governor Jared Polis (900,000). The Sixteen Thirty Fund also almost single-handedly funded Proposition 118, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, in the November 2020 poll.
In the 2018 election, the group focused on redistributing changes to the state’s constitution, salary increase proposals, and payday loan regulation, among others.
In the fundraising email, Hold Them Accountable says that Boebert only won his seat “by a few percentage points,” calling the 3rd CD “purple” and winnable, claiming that even Boebert’s party abandoned her.
“Even his own supporters have changed their minds about him. Those who voted along party lines are distancing themselves. They see it – and its betrayal behavior – as an attack on their traditional values. And a partisan organization is even calling for resignation or expulsion.
These claims are also questionable, as Boebert beat Democratic challenger Diane Mitsch Bush by 6 percentage points and benefited from a strong first quarter fundraising for re-election in 2021, bringing in over $ 846,000 from January to March of this year.
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