WaPo Calls Out Democrat ‘Dark Money Groups’ Meddling in Primaries
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The Washington Post blasted “Democrats and their associated dark-money groups” for spending millions of dollars to boost “extremist Republicans” in primary elections.
Columnist Charles Lane asked, “why are Democrats and their associated dark-money groups meanwhile spending millions to boost the campaigns of election-denying extremist Republicans in contested primaries?”
Lane noted that the “Machiavellian rationale” behind this strategy “is that, come November, Democrats stand a better chance of winning against ‘ultra MAGA’ extremists.”
“This should stop. The hypocrisy is painfully obvious: How can Democrats portray Trumpism as a danger to democracy while backing its proponents’ campaigns?”
In one example, Lane said that pro-Democratic groups spent $2 million on the campaign of Ron Hanks in Colorado, calling the party’s strategy “reckless.”
“The bottom line: Democrats cannot control the future, but they can at least keep their principles and practices in sync — and their hands clean,” the WaPo columnist wrote.