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Georgia Runoff

Karl Rove to head up fundraising for Georgia Battleground Fund

The races continues to be the financial center of the political world.

Karl Rove, long-time adviser to former President George W. Bush, will lead fundraising for Senate Republicans ahead of the Georgia runoffs.

Rove will serve as national finance chair for the Georgia Battleground Fund, Politico reported Monday. His entry comes as two Republican Senators face reelection in a January runoff that will determine which party controls the Senate. Sen. David Perdue faces Democrat Jon Ossoff and Sen. Kelly Loeffler battles Democrat Raphael Warnock.

The fund is a joint fundraising effort of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and campaigns for Perdue and Loeffler, originally formed by Todd Young, former chair of the NRSC.

Rove’s entry onto the scene is notable for a number of reasons. There has been long-running tension between Bush administration officials and President Donald Trump’s White House, though Rove informally advised Trump’s reelection this year.

 That said, Rove is a Republican who has openly said Trump’s efforts to challenge Democrat Joe Biden’s election are “unlikely to move a single state from Mr. Biden’s column.” Trump continues to challenge several close states, notably including Georgia, which is expected to certify results of the presidential election this week.

The hire came a week after Florida Sen. Rick Scott was selected to lead the NRSC for the 2022 election cycle. That makes the Georgia runoffs an extremely high stakes opening act. He will likely welcome the help from the Rove-led group.

But Rove’s hire in some ways shows the arrival of establishment Republicans from the pre-Trump area placing value on the Georgia contests.

Politico also reported former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Vice President Dan Quayle will serve as honorary co-chairs of the Georgia Battleground Fund, along with former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, a figure in the Trump administration. Nick Ayers, a former chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, will be involved, as will GOP fundraisers Jeff Miller and Jack Oliver.

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Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at jacobogles@hotmail.com.

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Chet Duffy

    November 22, 2020 at 9:35 am

    What amount that I commit to Kelly and Purdue will actually go to them for re-election? What percent of my donation goes to Rive and the co-chairs?

  2. Mari

    November 22, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Why trust Karl Rove. He says Trump lost.

  3. Joseph Dino

    November 22, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    I cant donate much but I want to help. We cant loose the Senate .Went to Lindsey Gram website couldn’t make a donation .Please advise

  4. Mari

    November 22, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    This Election Result Won’t Be Overturned
    Recounts occasionally change margins in the hundreds, never in the tens of thousands.
    KARL ROVE WSJ OP-ED Nov.11, 2020

  5. Mari

    November 22, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    https://youtu.be/Y68pEknYyCM

    “Dominion added 35,000 votes to every Democrat in GA”. Here’s the rub, if that happened we would have WON both seats, there wouldn’t be a run off! These people are CRAZY.

  6. Robert Glowe

    November 23, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Robert Glowe
    18500 Davidson
    Fraser, MI 48026
    bobglowe@aol.com
    Mobile Phone: 586-294-6160

  7. Robert Glowe

    November 23, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Will this donation go directly to help the two GA Republican Senators in the run off?

  8. Norman VanEeckhoutte

    November 23, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Where do I donate to help the Republican Senatoral vote in Georgia?

  9. Francine Daniels

    November 23, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Why would Karl Rove accept this position and then say there’s no way it will make a difference in the outcome??? Why’s he talking out of both sides of his mouth???

  10. Mari

    November 24, 2020 at 5:14 am

    You would think they would supply a link here to donate…

    Another way to participate:

    Trump voters can take this action to #StopTheSteal
    November 24, 2020
    Trump voters can help ensure the state legislatures fulfill this constitutional duty to reflect the true will of the legal voters in their states. More ( read and sign the petition )

  11. Mari

    November 24, 2020 at 5:17 am

    Trump voters can take this action to #StopTheSteal
    @americanthinker.com

  12. Dick Hansen

    November 24, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    I went to GABATTLEGROUND.COM and found the site difficult to work with; plus no way to contact anyone for help

  13. Glenn

    November 25, 2020 at 6:42 am

    You want help to win Georgia but you didn’t help the President in his fight with the election! As bad as it would be for the dems to win in Georgia,I hope they do.I hope the President stays out of it! I’d donate to the President but I’ll give nothing to those of you who really didn’t want the President to win,you just wanted to hold the Senate.

  14. Joseph

    November 25, 2020 at 8:12 am

    No justice in America anymore,Biden’s can get away it,Clinton’s can get away with it,the fbi,cia,I’m ashamed-we are worse than the countries whom we say are corrupt.Mr.Barr does nothing,Durham waits for everything to go away.Our courts are a joke! I’m sorry but we cannot claim to be the greatest nation on the earth anymore! We are laughed at by the world around us.Donate? Our media has become ridiculous and that includes half of Fox News now,we don’t care about truth anymore.Donate? I once enjoyed getting the news,now I avoid it! We don’t have journalists anymore! They’ve become politicians with a desire to make the news not report it.God Help US!

  15. Richard Kading

    November 25, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Cannot access website GABATTLEGROUND.COM, I wish to contribute to GA senate race only.

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