The $30 million plan represents the group’s largest midterm pledge yet, and is a welcome boost for Democrats in the face of large midterm investments from leading Republican groups. But MoveOn isn’t focusing precisely on the usual kitchen table issues that might normally dominate midterm races. Instead, MoveOn’s approach harmonizes with President Joe Biden, who spent last week decrying the GOP’s “ultra MAGA” turn. Epting said tying midterm elections to out-of-power former President Donald Trump is a vital political issue: “We need to come together across the political spectrum to defeat this dangerous ideology that is taking hold in the Republican Party.” MoveOn is taking a targeted approach, making initial endorsements of a dozen candidates in statewide races and key House battles with plans to roll out more later, after primary races conclude. The group is also planning to bundle $1 million each to a handful of gubernatorial candidates and secretary of state hopefuls, a reflection of the increased focus on top election officials after the still-unfolding fight against false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. “Our members have been really hot on the secretary of state work,” Epting said. “That is indicative of just how much people understand that our democracy is at stake right now.” MoveOn is backing two high-profile Democratic gubernatorial candidates thus far: Sta . . . read the full article here.
Keywords: house, million, 30, plows, races, maga, moveon, senate, epting, state, campaign, candidates, secretary, midterm, group, vs
DATE: 2018, 2020, Jan. 6, last week
NORP: Democrats, Democratic, Republican
MONEY: $1 million, $30 million
PERSON: Beto, Epting, Joe Biden, Bee Nguyen, Mark Kelly, Mike Levin, Ron Johnson, Colin Allred, Donald Trump, Jahana Hayes, Katie Porter, Stacey Abrams, Mandela Barnes, Sharice Davids, Lauren Underwood, Reginald Bolding,
CARDINAL: six, two, a dozen