Politics Marjorie Taylor Greene’s strong fundraising shows GOP needs a challenger ASAP
Whopping fundraising shows Marjorie Taylor Greene isn't going anywhere
That's a lot of Greene.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has a lot of supporters, and the Republican Party needs to take action before she becomes too hard to defeat.
Greene raised more thanin the first quarter of 2021 from more than 100,000 donors. The average donation size was $32. This should scare the Republican Party. Also scary: Greene has the QAnon conspiracy theory and has called "Q," the supposed leader of the movement, a patriot who is "worth listening to." She has questioned whether or not a on 9/11. She has talked about " ."
Everything Marcus Flowers, Georgia Democrat, Has Said About Marjorie Taylor Greene
The army vet is hoping to unseat the controversial congresswoman in the 14th district.Marcus Flowers, from Bremen, had expressing his intention to go up against Greene in 2022 in recent weeks weeks, and officially declared he is running in a campaign video posted on Monday.
In short, she is an embarrassment to the Republican Party.
She hurts the conservative movement because she gives liberals an easy target. She allows them to paint the GOP as a party of crazed conspiracy theorists. In large part, because she appears to be one herself. For that, she deserves to lose her primary. But that's going to be more difficult the longer the GOP waits around. It will almost certainly have to be a primary defeat that unseats Greene:is an R+27 seat, according to the Cook Partisan Voting Index.
The GOP challenge is real.
Greene is going to keep raising money. While money is not everything in politics, it certainly helps candidates win elections. To beat Greene, a candidate may need to raise millions of dollars. Mailers, lawn signs, advertising, political consulting, campaign staffers, and the necessary infrastructure to host campaign events are not cheap. Candidates also need to garner name recognition and explain both why people should not vote for Greene and why their candidacy offers a preferable alternative.
Marjorie Taylor Greene campaign rakes in over $3.2M in first quarter
Greene's campaign announced its massive first quarter windfall in a press release on Wednesday, noting that the money came from more than 100,000 individual contributions.Greene's campaign announced its massive first quarter windfall in a press release on Wednesday, noting that the money came from more than 100,000 individual contributions in all 50 states.
If a Republican candidate waits until next January to announce they're running, all of this becomes a lot more difficult. The upside to a district like this one is that candidates can be as right-wing as they want and, in all likelihood, still win it. This dynamic presents candidates with an opportunity to take some risks and bring bold ideas into the Republican Party fold.
Defeating Greene might seem like a small step, but it’s one giant leap toward making Congress saner.
Tom Joyce () is a freelance writer who has been published in USA Today, the Boston Globe, Newsday, ESPN, the Detroit Free Press, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Federalist, and a number of other media outlets.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene blasts COVID-19 vaccine passports: 'Bidens mark of the beast' .
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Monday called vaccine passports "Biden's mark of the beast" during a Facebook livestream. In the almost 20-minute video posted to the social media platform, Taylor Greene claimed that the Biden administration was seeking to require that all Americans who receive vaccination be documented. "Is this something like Biden's mark of the beast because that is really disturbing and not good," the GeorgiaIn the almost 20-minute video posted to the social media platform, Taylor Greene claimed that the Biden administration was seeking to require that all Americans who receive vaccination be documented.