In the political world, you have to spend money in order to win. If you don’t have the funds to invest in campaigning, your chances of victory are very slim indeed.
That’s why Democrats spared no expense in pushing their candidates toward possible victory in 2020. In some cases, it worked out fine — but in other cases, they lost a very sizable chunk.
In four critical Senate races alone, the Democrat party spent hundreds of millions of dollars.
That’s a lot of money and it might’ve been warranted had the candidates in question been victorious. But unfortunately for the Blue team, none of them were elected.
And according to several sources, Democrats ultimately lost a massive $293 million in promotion and campaigning.
Axios reports on the four specific races where Republicans got the win, despite the over-the-top spending by liberals (via Breitbart):
Democrats poured a record-breaking $293 million into crucial Senate races in 2020, only to find out that those seats would go to the GOP.
The races were heavily funded by small-dollar donations, and even though the Democrats raked in millions of dollars in campaign cash this election cycle, races in key states have resulted in losses to the Republicans.
The four states in play were South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, and Maine.
In South Carolina, Democrat Jaime Harrison lost to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), even though Democrats pumped $108.9 million into the race. This is now regarded as the “most expensive loss in the U.S. Senate.”
In Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took down Democrat Amy McGrath, who had the benefit of $90 million.
In Texas, Mary Hegar couldn’t beat incumbent Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), despite spending $24 million on campaigning.
And in Maine, Sen. Susan Collins defeated Sara Gideon, who had spent $69.5 million on her efforts.
That adds up to nearly $300 million, and Democrats have nothing to show for their investment. As Graham said in a speech after the results came in:
You wasted a lot of money.
This is the worst return on investment in the history of American politics.
Of course, Democrats did manage to win plenty of seats thanks to a lot of campaigning capital, but these four races really have to sting.
After all, there’s no getting that money back; it was spent with just one goal in mind. And if that goal isn’t reached, it must feel as is every last cent was wasted.
- Democrats spent a grand total of $293M on getting 4 of their candidates elected to the Senate. All 4 failed.
- Sen. Lindsey Graham called it “the worst return on investment in the history of American politics.”
- This includes what might be the “most expensive loss in Senate history”: $108.9M spent on Jaime Harrison’s campaign.