U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is asking supporters to help make sure Republicans hold on to two Senate seats in Georgia. Except none of the money raised from a fundraising email will go to help those GOP candidates.
Instead, the money will be used to help Rubio himself get reelected in 2022.
In an email sent Friday evening, Rubio called two Georgia runoff races “the battle of our lives.”
“The crucial runoff in Georgia is just a few short days away,” Rubio wrote. “If we do not do all we can right now, we will lose EVERYTHING.”
The email includes three links, all to the same donation page where constituents are asked to “protect Georgia” and “donate today.” There are eight suggested contribution amounts ranging from $5 to $2,800, the maximum allowable under campaign finance law for U.S. Senate races.
However, in smaller print, under the suggested contribution amounts, the donation page cautions that “your contribution will benefit Marco Rubio for Senate.”
Rubio, in his second term representing Florida, is, of course not, running in Georgia. That would be GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue who are facing Democratic challenges from Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively.
That election is Tuesday. Rubio isn’t on the ballot until 2022.
The contribution page is paid for by WinRed, a GOP fundraising platform, and is not authorized by any candidate or their political committee. However, the email linking to the donation page came from Rubio’s campaign and is signed with Rubio’s name.
The Georgia runoffs are crucial for the GOP. If Democrats win both there would be a 50/50 split between the parties in the upper chamber and, with President- and Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris taking office on Jan. 20, Harris would have the tie-breaking vote, giving Democrats a narrow majority.
Rubio’s email appears to capitalize on that threat by using the Georgia runoffs as a tool to raise funds for his own campaign, a look that may come back to haunt him.
10 Years Later
January 2, 2021 at 6:52 pm
Who remembers Rubio’S foreclosure roommate in 2010?
37 2010 CA 002070 – DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY vs RUBIO, MARCO A
Party Status Party Party Code Attorney Attorney Status
RUBIO, MARCO A DEFENDANT PRO SE INACTIVE 01/16/2014
TIMBER LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC OF TALLAHAS , DEFENDANT PRO SE INACTIVE 01/16/2014
RIVERA, DAVID M DEFENDANT PRO SE INACTIVE 01/16/2014
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION , DEFENDANT PRO SE INACTIVE 01/16/2014
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY , PLAINTIFF CLAUDINE T SMIKLE INACTIVE 01/16/2014
January 3, 2021 at 8:13 am
Compared to Scott and DeSantis, Rubio is moderate. The other two, like Trump, represent a base only, leaving the vast majority of Florida citizens out. One acts like a spoiled brat around the press and the other tightly controls his press statements and hides from the public. Rubio knows deep down that the tea party types now running the GOP would never have allowed his family to come here had they been running things then.
Of course, if he jumps on the “Destroy Democracy for Donald” bandwagon, he will be just as
bad as the other two.
January 3, 2021 at 9:09 am
Rubio is a has been! Money will not save him! Let’s see if Marco is a traitor! Has Marco signed onto the bs senate traitors lies? Even in the complaint. It says ALLEGED! Not factual! Over 60 loser Trump bs filings! There is no Republican Party! It is the goptrump death cult!
January 3, 2021 at 9:17 am
Who is surprised that this greasy little weasel is grifting his own supporters? He’s scum, better suited to the bathtub than the Senate. A truly disgusting scoundrel, with zero accomplishments — zero — beyond self-promotion.
January 3, 2021 at 1:42 pm
The idiots of GA will probably put the two GOPers in the Senate, just like the idiots of Floriduh put Lil Marco (and Scott and DeMAGA) in office.
We had to come down here 160 years ago and take care of stuff like this; do we have to do it again?
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