I ran against one of Straus’ young cronies in the primary last time. I was told if I got in, money would be there to help. So. I got in. Then Straus orchestrated a primary against Jonathan Stickland, and that’s where all of the conservative dollars went.
I was left high and dry. I expected help after the filing period ended on Dec. 9 and before the end of Dec’ reporting period. As Dec moved on and no money showed, that really tanked things. Plans that were partially in motion had to be scrapped at a cost. To make up, I had to kill radio ads. The incumbent spent $40 K on radio ads during every Rush commercial break in two markets for all of Feb. Uncontested. That’s hard to beat in a primary where likely 40-50% of voters tune into Rush at some point during the month.
Still, Team Straus orchestrated 50 PACs to donate enough money that the incumbent outspent me 7:1. Just to be on the safe side. Imagine if he had to do that in dozens of campaigns.
I’m not giving up the fight. But, I have seen the battlefield up close and ugly. We conservatives are fighting this battle wrong. We should be funding insurgent campaigns, not defending against them from the establishment.
It didn't just happen 'because Strauss'.
Name some names. If I promise money, the money is already earmarked, like the money I'm spending on FR or the money that I'm sending to the Cruz camp.
It doesn't go anywhere else.