“These are people who perpetuate the big lie [that] this election was stolen from Donald Trump, ‘”said Andrew Janz, founder of the Voter Protection Project, who ran against Nunes in 2018.“ These are people who, after insurgents and domestic terrorists tried to overthrow an election, are the same members of Congress, the same politicians, who returned to the House, to the Senate, and voted in favor of these insurgents when trying to invalidate a legal and fair election.
A total of 139 Republican House members and eight senators voted in favor of the election results in January, shortly after a crowd of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol.
Separately, the group is releasing another list of more challenging career targets, labeled “Most Wanted,” including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Sen. Marco Rubio (Florida) and Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia). , Lauren Boebert. (Colo.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) And Matt Gaetz (Fla.).
The Voter Protection Project, which said these two groups are its initial priorities for the midterm elections, expects to spend $ 10 million in total on the midterm elections. The PAC invested more than $ 8 million in the 2020 election cycle.
Despite the absence of new House redistricting maps, the group said it wants to begin recruiting and fundraising for Democratic candidates immediately. An important question facing the party is whether it can continue to excite grassroots donors, volunteers and grassroots voters at the same rate it has done in recent years, now that Trump is no longer in office to motivate them.
“Now is not the time to stop putting pressure on a desperate Republican Party that has been sent into the minority by voters,” said Voter Protection Project executive director Heather Greven in a statement. “VPP is not wasting time naming our top early targets and building a war chest to confront the enemies of the right to vote and democracy.”