Establishment House members who stopped Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) from getting the gavel this week betrayed the small group of donors that helps those Republicans run for re-election, according to reports from several Republican fundraisers and operators.
“I’m worried that Republicans are not aware that the community of online donors is very angry due to the fact that they think they will finally get Speaker Jordan,” a GOP official said. “These guys are not an ATM; rather, they are devoted, patriotic Americans investing their hard-earned cash to bring about positive change in our nation. It’s the only service they have.”
A lot of the lawmakers who voted against Jordan are from very red districts and often vote against what their voters and the small donor community want. This creates a big problem in rural, forgotten, and globalized areas. One example of the mismatch is Jordan’s inability to get the gavel because of the GOP’s resistance this week.
Breitbart News was informed by the GOP operative that he was receiving texts from small contributors that said, “I am not going to give you $1 until Jim Jordan becomes House speaker. Why are you requesting money from me when all I need is a list of those who voted against Jim Jordan so I can contact their office?”
Jordan’s bid for speaker makes things even more distant between politicians from the establishment and the small contributor group. A second campaign worker who specializes in digital fundraising informed Breitbart News that supporters were very inspired to give their hard-earned cash to Republicans because of Jordan’s bid, but members of the establishment who were against Jordan betrayed their money.
“There’s a lot of passion behind Jordan—small donors are investing in this guy,” the person running the online campaign said. “I do not understand how you expect those people to open their checkbooks next year if you keep crushing them.”
The online fundraiser also said that Jordan’s name is directly responsible for the huge amount of money raised in October, which is usually a slower month for smaller donations. “When you see this huge balloon for the duration of two weeks in October, which is usually a slower time for politics, that’s because people are supporting Jordan for speaker,” he stated.
“You cannot claim that the Republican Party is concerned about its people. You cannot claim that the Republican Party is concerned with the opinions of its contributors, extending beyond a select group of extremely wealthy and powerful individuals,” he said. “Every time the Republican National Committee says Jordan’s name, cash flows through, and they’re ready to give up everything to stop him.”