Republican Donors Abandon Party To Help Dems: The GOP ‘Has Lost Its Way’
Donald Trump could very well be the stone that sinks the Republican Party. On Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Republican donors are leaving their party in order to help Democrats regain control of the Senate and stay in control of the House.
According to the Times, the Hillsborough County Democratic Party held the biggest fundraiser in its history this Saturday night, bringing in $130,000 with more donations set to come.
From the Tampa Bay Times:
For the first time in years, Democrats now hold a 4-3 majority on the county board of commissioners, a majority in the county’s legislative delegation and a majority of the constitutional officers, while continuing to dominate city government. Holding the reins of government boosts political fundraising as donors curry favor with decisionmakers.
One sign of the increased Democratic influence: The two Republican constitutional officers, Sheriff Chad Chronister and Tax Collector Doug Belden, were sponsors of the event. Chronister, a $5,000 “platinum sponsor” with a full-page ad in the event program, was praised by several speakers and called to the stage by Townsend for a group photo with Democratic officeholders — highly unusual for a partisan event.
Chronister, who’s a member of the Republican Party, admitted that the GOP “has lost its way.”