Jason Chaffetz Won’t do His Job; Now a First Time Dem is Blowing Him Out in Fundraising
There is probably no one person-other than perhaps Devin Nunes-I’d love to see be sent home than old Jason in the House.
This is the guy who tweeted the Comey letter-which may itself been a violation of the Hatch Act-on October 28.
After leading a Holy War against Hillary, once Trump won, Chaffetz hung a Gone Fishin’ sign up over the House Oversight Committee. When Utah constituents have called him on this at town halls he dismissed them as paid activists from out of state.
Note Trump did the same thing regarding the tax return activists on Saturday. This is projection. By Roger Stone’s own account Trump paid people to protest Hillary Clinton, etc.
There is also reason to believe Chaffetz is being blackmailed by the Kremlin:
In any case, Chaffetz’s constituents have had it with his rank partisanship and refusal to do his job. First time candidate Kathryn Allen is challenging him. Is she ever challenging him.
She’s creaming Chaffetz by every financial measure in the first quarter.
“First-time candidate rides frustration over Trump and health care bill to claim more money than five-term incumbent.”
“Democrat and first-time candidate Kathryn Allen has leapfrogged Rep. Jason Chaffetz in nearly every metric of campaign fundraising: She raised more money, received contributions from more people and, after expenses, has more cash available to spend.”
“So far this year, she raised nearly $400,000 more than the five-term Republican congressman, according to first quarter filings due Saturday, leaving her with $534,300 in her account. For the quarter, Chaffetz collected about $176,500. He has $402,700 in cash on hand.”
“When receiving donations of more than $200, candidates must report who gave, how much they gave and when. Of those bigger, itemized donations to Allen — some $66,300 — about 82 percent came from people outside of Utah. Boasting of 15,194 donors, Allen said she got at least one contribution from a resident in every state (as well as some foreign funds, which, according to campaign finance law, had to be returned).”
“None of Allen’s contributions came from political action committees (PACs), though a few celebrities, including Nancy Sinatra, donated.”
“I think people underestimate me and underestimate other Democrats,” said Allen, a 63-year-old physician and resident of Cottonwood Heights.
“Her campaign went viral in early March when in less than a week, Allen went from $20,000 in an exploratory account to declaring her candidacy with $410,000 in donations. The reason for the spike? Chaffetz appeared on national television and remarked that “rather than get that new iPhone,” low-income Americans may have to prioritize spending on health care. Though he later sought to clarify the comment, angry people from across the country jumped on the fundraising site CrowdPac and flooded Allen with money.”
“It also catapulted Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, into action. The congressman had raised just $29,550 from the start of the year until the end of February. Then, beginning on March 6, his fundraising picked up significantly. He collected $123,050 in the last three weeks of the reporting period.”
“His campaign seized on Allen’s success, sending emails to constituents encouraging them to rally around him. The messages warned that “this campaign is going to be unlike any other that I’ve ever seen,” and some focused on Rosie O’Donnell, a television star who has feuded with President Donald Trump in the past.”
“Chaffetz, with an active campaign team, spent all of the money he raised in the quarter and dipped into his reserves for $6,000 more. Still, he said his $402,700 in the bank is “plenty.”
That’s typical GOP boilerplate: run against Rosie O’Donnell, not the average American now throwing her hat in the ring. But this is another very good sign-after Kansas and with Georgia tomorrow-that 2018 is going to be a big year for Dems challenging GOP incumbents.
And don’t forget yours truly, your buddy and blogger Mike. I’ve got a campaign I want to run against arch Trump hack and Islamaphobe Peter King-who was a yes on Trumpcare.
P.S. As we saw in my poll out last week, the long awaited poll results are in, and right now I’m just 11 points down vs. Peter King (GOP-NY-District 2). And the voters don’t even know who I am yet.
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