Trump’s blessed first action in America was outraged and spent by leading pro-Biden Super PAC Priorities USA, which ran a series of bubble ads hitting Trump for his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Republicans point to a number of reasons for America First’s struggles. Some of the president’s aides point out that to their disappointment, he has shown less interest in raising funds from the super PAC than Barack Obama did before his successful re-election in 2012. He is also reluctant to engage in joyful broadcasting. of cold and makeup billionaires needed to grow a well-funded super PAC.
Others say big Republican donors are holding back checks over potential business damage as Trump̵
Because Trump is bad, some donors are more interested in banking efforts to save the GOP Senate majority. Participants who cut Super PAC checks for Republicans in the Senate, but not Trump, were hedge fund manager Paul Singer, investor Charles Schwab and real estate developer Mel Sambler.
Others say he is simply exhausted by Trump and disgusted with his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dan Eberhart, a Republican donor who contributed to the First Action in America, described what he described as a “gap in enthusiasm among Super PAC donors.”
“We’re becoming clobers,” he said. “The left-backed super PACs carry a lot more air support for the Biden team than the right-backs that bring Trump to the team, unfortunately.”
The president’s advisers accuse America I of fighting. They point to his decision to wait until spring to take over Biden, and to his $ 4 million investment in a television commercial that spotted Vice President Mike Pence but did not mention Trump. The move infuriated the president’s advisers; the morning the ad launched, a Trump adviser reached out to a POLITICO reporter who did not want to blow that move.
The president of the first American action, Brian Walsh, said that the non-governmental group of the organization chose to present Pence to emphasize the remarks he made during an event organized by him, focused on economic recovery.
“No other outside group has raised or spent more to help elect Donald Trump. No other outside group has been with our president since day one. Period, ‘said Walsh. “We’ve been on the air, online and in mailboxes since April, and we continue to be so today.”
While America First Action has the advantage of the White House, continuing concerns about the group have sparked talk about whether an alternative super PAC should be formed. While Adelson is unlikely to donate to America First Action, allies say, he is open to funding other pro-Trump clothing.
But some Republicans say having multiple super PACs could cause confusion among donors about which equipment to support.
Christopher Extreme, a Dallas investor who backed Ted Cruz’s main campaign for 2016, recalled that the Texas senator has a set of super PACs. Some potential donors, he recalled, curled up without giving any of them.
“Trump’s team was sensible to centralize their super PAC after his victory and prevent their super PAC from being Balkanized,” said Ekstrom, who gave more than $ 20,000 to pro-Trump causing this election cycle.
Republicans are facing a number of liberal groups ranging from “US Priorities” to “American Bridge” to “Future Forward,” all of which have set aside millions of dollars for television expenses. Even as Biden struggled to keep up with Trump on the fundraising front, there were fears in Republican circles that liberal organizations could harm the president.
Republican strategist Ken Spain noted that “no candidate will lose due to lack of resources at this time,” but added: “The Democratic donor class has merged and built a rival apparatus to that of the Trump campaign and its allies.”
Both sides are flooded with money, there will be no shortage of TV commercials on both sides. Alex Castellanos, a veteran Republican advertising maker who helped lead pro-Trump’s super PAC in 2016, said voters would be more focused on the individual performances of Trump and Biden.
“The most powerful media driver in the presidency [campaign] is the candidate. The candidate makes news and sets the agenda. That’s good news for Donald Trump, “Castellanos said. – Sometimes this is bad news for Trump. “