WASHINGTON — The embattled Lincoln Project spent greater than $10 million on their unsuccessful bid to unseat Republicans up for re-election within the Senate final yr, in accordance to a brand new report.
A overview of the group’s FEC 2020 monetary data by Fox Information exhibits the anti-Trump PAC spent a considerable amount of the cash it raised on greater than 10 Senate races the place their most popular candidates misplaced by large margins.
In accordance to the report, the Lincoln Project spent $4.three million making an attempt to unseat Alaska GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan, who went on to win by 12 factors.
The group’s founders additionally dropped $2.Four million in South Carolina the place Sen. Lindsey Graham thumped Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison by double-digits.
They splurged one other $2.7 million in Montana making an attempt to unseat GOP Sen. Steve Daines who beat Democrats Steve Bullock by 10 factors, and almost $1.7 million towards Maine Sen. Susan Collins.
The group based by well-known GOP strategists shot to stardom in the course of the 2020 election with their splashy Trump assault adverts which went on to elevate greater than $90 million.
However the Lincoln Project imploded final month when dozens of males got here ahead with sexual harassment allegations towards co-founder and former John McCain advisor, John Weaver.
A number of different co-founders, together with Steve Schmidt, have stop within the wake of the scandal as proof mounts that they knew in regards to the allegations towards Weaver as early as final June.
The group’s choice to wade into key Senate races angered many Republicans, together with Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn.
“This cabal of political consultants is all in it for the cash,” Cornyn wrote in a July 2020 tweet.
“If they really cared in regards to the nation, they wouldn’t be working to advance the socialist, anarchist agenda of the unconventional left. Pathetic.”