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Jan 20 - RUN DEM POCKETS: donors THREATEN to CUT FUNDING 4 corporate shill Senathot Sinema
 

 
Top donors threaten to cut off funding to Sinema

The donors said they will support a primary challenge, and demanded that the senator refund their contributions.

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A group of big-dollar donors who have spent millions electing Kyrsten Sinema and other Democratic senators threatened to sever all funding to her due to her opposition to changing Senate rules in order to pass voting rights legislation.

In a letter to the Arizona lawmaker, which was first obtained by POLITICO, 70 Democratic donors — some of whom gave Sinema’s 2018 campaign the maximum contribution allowed by law — said they would support a primary challenge to Sinema and demanded that she refund their contributions to her 2018 campaign if she didn’t change her position.

Sinema nevertheless voted Wednesday night against weakening the filibuster to pass elections and voting reform.

“We are terrified about our prospects as a democracy if we do not pass the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis VRA Act,” the donors wrote in the 1,400-word missive. “We appreciate your support of these bills, but they will die without your action on Senate rules. Bipartisanship works only if it is reciprocal. Republicans are gutting our electoral system in state capitals with no federal check on them. This is life and death important to us.”


The broadside is the latest example of the fury among a growing number of Democratic donors, lawmakers and organizations after Sinema’s rejection of their pleas to do away with the filibuster. They turned the screws on her in the hours before the Senate showdown over voting rights Wednesday evening, which ended in failure for Democrats because they lacked the votes to create an exception to the filibuster.

“I can’t recall this kind of pressure coming from party regulars,” said Adam Jentleson, a Democratic strategist who supports eliminating the filibuster and wrote the book “Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy.” “I think it says a lot that there’s this level of feeling right now.”

Sinema is up for reelection in 2024.

Democrats believe the need to pass a voting rights bill is particularly urgent in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election results, as well as the efforts of GOP-led states to push through a slew of bills restricting voting The voting rights legislation is a top priority of President Joe Biden as he wrestles with low job approval ratings and setbacks to his agenda.

On Tuesday, EMILY’s List, a political action committee that is one of Sinema’s top financial supporters, said it would cut her off if she continued to stand by the filibuster as it prevents the passage of the voting rights legislation.

NARAL, the abortion rights group, also said it would not endorse senators who hold firm on the chamber’s rules, though it didn’t name Sinema or Joe Manchin, the West Virginia senator who has also refused to create an exception do away with the filibuster.

The liberal organizations League of Conservation Voters, End Citizens United // Let America Vote, Latino Victory Fund, Black Voters Matter Fund and the Collective PAC also recently announced they would not throw their weight behind any candidate who declines to “take all necessary measures” to pass voting rights legislation.

“We’re seeing what we call escalation,” Quentin James, co-founder of the Collective PAC, said in an interview. “It’s important that [Sinema] understands there’s a pretty well-trained pipeline right behind her and it won’t be hard for Democrats to find a senator from Arizona who reflects the values of the broader progressive movement.”

James added that the pressure campaign against Sinema “is also kind of being led by donors in the background, folks kind of really being pissed off with the lack of action.”

Nathalie Rayes, president of Latino Victory Fund, told POLITICO she was invited to meet with Sinema on Wednesday along with other Latino and Black constituency groups but declined. Sinema’s office confirmed the meeting took place and said that it was requested by the organizers.

“We’re done with political theater and this waste of time and energy, and senators trying to hurt communities of color,” Rayes said. “Impeding democracy is simply unacceptable, and stopping Latinos to get to the polls and cast their votes is just unacceptable.”

The donors who signed onto the letter released Wednesday said they have given a combined $2.5 million to Sinema and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee over the years, as well as nearly $17 million to Democratic candidates and committees in 2020 alone. They include business executive Merle Chambers, billionaire Vincent Ryan, philanthropist Trey Beck, and former Planned Parenthood Federation of America board chair Naomi Aberly.

Not all of the signatories have donated directly to Sinema, but most have contributed to her or the DSCC, they said.

“Some of us gave the maximum allowable contribution to your 2018 campaign,” they said in the letter to Sinema, adding that, "We must draw a line. We cannot in good conscience support you if you refuse to use your office to protect our fundamental rights to vote, and we will be obliged to back alternatives for your seat who will do the right thing for our country. Further, we are in agreement that, should your ultimate decision be to prioritize the veneer of bipartisanship, in the form of an arcane senate rule, over the voting rights that John Lewis put his life on the line to defend, your campaign should return each of our 2018 Senate campaign donations."

Last Thursday, on the same day that Biden headed to Capitol Hill to try to persuade Democrats to revamp Senate rules to make way for the voting rights legislation, Sinema reiterated in a speech on the Senate floor that she supports the filibuster, which requires 60 votes to pass most bills.

Sinema said she backed the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, but could not get behind "separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division infecting our country.” She argued that "when one party need only negotiate with itself, policy will inextricably be pushed from the middle towards the extremes.”

A spokesperson for Sinema did not immediately provide a comment about the donors’ letter. In a recent statement, the senator said “different people of good faith can have honest disagreements about policy and strategy.”

The escalating threats against Sinema have also come from some of Sinema’s colleagues. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Tuesday he is open to endorsing primary challengers to Sinema and Manchin. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) also did not rule out supporting such a challenge, saying that “we'll address that when we get past this week” when asked if Sinema and Manchin should be primaried.

Notably, even Majority Leader Chuck Schumer dodged a question about whether he would back Sinema and Manchin in upcoming Democratic primaries: “I'm not getting into the politics. This is a substantive, serious issue,” he said.

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), a potential challenger to Sinema, has enjoyed a significant amount of buzz in recent weeks. He has hired a fundraiser and spoken with national donors, while activists seeking to draft him or another Democrat to primary Sinema have seen a fundraising boost in the wake of the senator’s floor speech.

In their letter to Sinema, the Democratic donors said that she is underestimating the threat Republican lawmakers pose to fair elections, particularly as Trump demands GOP candidates endorse “not just the lie that the 2020 election was stolen, but that the result should have been overturned.” They also contend that Republicans will inevitably change or do away with the filibuster when they take back control of the Senate in the future.
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 4 months ago '05        #2
pippen33 
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The bigger problem is Manchin. If you replace him then he will be replaced with a Republican. No Dem is winning in West Virginia
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 4 months ago '16        #3
BathWaterMelody  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10 OP
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 pippen33 said
The bigger problem is Manchin. If you replace him then he will be replaced with a Republican. No Dem is winning in West Virginia
it'll take probably another half decade, but from what I hear WV is starting to diversify demographics more.

you're right tho, Manchin will be there for the long haul

 4 months ago '05        #4
pippen33 
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 BathWaterMelody said
it'll take probably another half decade, but from what I hear WV is starting to diversify demographics more.

you're right tho, Manchin will be there for the long haul
Ehhhhh WV is 92% White..nothing is changing there anytime soon. We will all be dead by the time the demographics change significantly.

West Virginia was offering $12K for people to move there and I still said NO..Literally couldnt pay me to live in West Virginia
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 4 months ago '16        #5
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 4 months ago '20        #6
Xiox  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Nice dress she has on in that picture we will see if this goes anywhere ?
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 4 months ago '16        #7
BathWaterMelody  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10 OP
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 Louie S said
yall fallin mad hard for the propagnda man. cant believe you still fallin for it after all these yearss
what exactly is "propaganda" about what I posted?


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 4 months ago '16        #8
BathWaterMelody  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10 OP
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 Xiox said
Nice dress she has on in that picture we will see if this goes anywhere ?

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 4 months ago '09        #9
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x81
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poloticians should be executed for taking even $1 in "campaign donations"
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 4 months ago '16        #10
BathWaterMelody  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10 OP
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 Louie S said
nah i aint sayin what you posted was propaganda

im sayin people supportin this bill and others is supportin propaganda. people still aint realize that they word sh*t in a certain way to make it sound better. the execution always fails or was designed to fail on purpose
and what praytell do you have against the Freedom to Vote Act?

 4 months ago '16        #11
foshoVoodoo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x60
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they all on the same team
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 4 months ago '16        #12
Boogersugar  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x17
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 Louie S said
what praytell do you have against the patriot act or no child left behind?

you fallin for this sh*t
This thread isn't about the Patriot Act or No Child Left Behind. Sinema wasn't in office to vote on either of those, jackass

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 4 months ago '10        #13
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 BathWaterMelody said





These 2 delusional dusty bi*ches

 4 months ago '10        #14
beast mode  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Imagine thinking youre part of some "for the people revolution" while sucking off cnn articles
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 4 months ago '16        #15
BathWaterMelody  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10 OP
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 messy marv stan said
poloticians should be executed for taking even $1 in "campaign donations"
maybe not executions, but if I can see a policy if politicians take in over x amount of dollars from corporate interests, they are ineligible to receive a government salary check
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 4 months ago '18        #16
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 pippen33 said
Ehhhhh WV is 92% White..nothing is changing there anytime soon. We will all be dead by the time the demographics change significantly.

West Virginia was offering $12K for people to move there and I still said NO..Literally couldnt pay me to live in West Virginia


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 4 months ago '05        #17
bi0  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Bout time they pulled the plug on this do nothing as bytxh.
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 4 months ago '16        #18
BathWaterMelody  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10 OP
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 Louie S said
what praytell do you have against the patriot act or no child left behind?

you fallin for this sh*t
I don't like the aspect of having to report any transactions over $10K to the IRS. that's what I hate about the Patriot Act.

I have no quarrel wit No Child Left Behind

are you gonna answer my question or nah?

 4 months ago '21        #19
Monstrosity 
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 pippen33 said
The bigger problem is Manchin. If you replace him then he will be replaced with a Republican. No Dem is winning in West Virginia
Let's be real. Dude is a Republican masquerading as a Democrat. There's a few old-school Democrats that are nothing more than "liberal" Republicans.
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 4 months ago '17        #20
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 pippen33 said
The bigger problem is Manchin. If you replace him then he will be replaced with a Republican. No Dem is winning in West Virginia
I don't understand why Manchin doesn't just switch to republican already he might as well already.

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 beast mode said
Imagine thinking youre part of some "for the people revolution" while sucking off cnn articles
Imagine thinking for yourself instead of repeating alt right platitudes.
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 4 months ago '20        #22
Die in Houston  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 pippen33 said
The bigger problem is Manchin. If you replace him then he will be replaced with a Republican. No Dem is winning in West Virginia
Simple way to twist Manchin’s arm is to threaten his daughter with federal crimes but Biden too pu**y for that sh*t.

Calling the man pet names like “jo-jo” while he undermines your agenda and authority.
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 4 months ago '13        #23
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she will be fine. lobbying job after. dems are dumb as hell. No1 wants the filibuster gutted outside coastal elitists

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Ymmot  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 Hayek said
she will be fine. lobbying job after. dems are dumb as hell. No1 wants the filibuster gutted outside coastal elitists
Oh word?



Remember when trump supporters used to talk about ending the filibuster 4 years ago? They're just mad now because Democrats are actually trying to do it. It's funny when you puppets that don't know anything make wild claims.
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 4 months ago '17        #25
one il matt 56  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 pippen33 said
The bigger problem is Manchin. If you replace him then he will be replaced with a Republican. No Dem is winning in West Virginia
He’s already a Republican




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