Friday, December 8, 2023

What happens when a MAGA election denier clown runs a state's Republican Party (Kristina Karamo of Michigan edition)

Ronald Weiser made a fortune in real estate and has devoted vast sums to supporting the Michigan Republican Party. He served three separate terms as the state party chair and, in the 2022 midterm cycle, wrote checks to the party to the tune of $4.5 million. At this point, however, he’s cut the party off, angry about its devolution into election denialism. [emphasis added]
Losing a major donor is always a blow, but in Michigan it’s particularly bad news, since the party had grown almost wholly reliant on Weiser and the DeVos family (including former federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos) for its funding. “These state parties are not getting contributions because the traditional big donors do not trust them with their money,” says Ray La Raja, an expert on political parties at the University of Massachusetts. “What you are seeing in some parties is a rejection of the MAGA brand by donors.”

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