Conservatives around the country are sorely disappointed with Republicans in the House and Senate for failing to repeal Obamacare. As a result, many of them are withholding donations.
The dollar amount is nothing to sneeze at, either.
The Hill reports:
Report: Healthcare failure costs Senate Republicans $2M in donations
Donors frustrated with Senate Republicans over their inability to repeal ObamaCare are withholding more than $2 million in planned contributions to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, two GOP sources told CNN.
Officials told the network that the GOP is concerned with voters’ frustration going into the midterm elections in 2018.
Sources also told CNN that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been warning leadership and the party’s donors not to take the party’s 52-48 Senate majority for granted.
While Democrats are on the defensive to hold 25 of the 33 Senate seats up for reelection, a serious drop in Republican funding would damage their efforts in vulnerable states.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee currently holds a financial advantage going into the midterms, CNN noted, with $17.2 million in cash-on-hand as compared with $16.2 million for the Republican committee.
You can’t blame these folks for feeling angry and betrayed. Republicans have been campaigning on the promise to repeal Obamacare for years now. How did they mess this up so badly?