Marjorie Taylor Greene sees $3.2M fundraising windfall regardless of being sidelined from Home committees
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced in a fundraising windfall throughout her first three months in workplace regardless of being blackballed within the Home by Democrats and even some high-profile Republicans.
The Georgia GOP freshman raised greater than $3.2 million throughout the first quarter of 2021, buoyed by grassroots donations from all 50 states, her marketing campaign introduced Wednesday. The typical donation was $32.
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Elevating $3.2 million in three months is an enormous sum for any politician, particularly a freshman.
As compared, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., netted simply over $726,000 in her first three months in Congress in 2019. Meaning Greene raised 4 instances the quantity of essentially the most high-profile Democratic freshman of their comparable first quarter in workplace.
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“I’m humbled, overjoyed, and so excited to announce what occurred over the previous few months as I’ve been essentially the most attacked freshman member of Congress in historical past,” Greene tweeted Wednesday in celebrating her fundraising feat.
Greene thanked her supporters and stated their donations are an indication that individuals are standing as much as the “political ruling class.”
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“I’m one of many folks and the individuals are with me, and I’ll all the time be with them,” Greene tweeted. “WE are simply getting began! Within the phrases of my favourite President Trump, ‘the most effective is but to return.'”
Greene has courted controversy since getting into Congress for her previous social media posts on conspiracy theories, together with QAnon, and liking posts that promoted violence in opposition to Democrats. Not eager to empower her in Congress, the Home took the weird step of voting to take away Greene from her committee assignments due to her previous social media actions.
However a defiant Greene was in a position to capitalize on being sidelined and launched a grassroots social media fundraising marketing campaign urging supporters to battle again in opposition to makes an attempt to “silence” her.
Greene represents a deep-red district in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, so her greatest problem to re-election in 2022 is a GOP major opponent.
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First-quarter fundraising figures for all members of Congress and challengers are as a result of Federal Election Fee on April 15.