President Donald Trump is likely to face another determined primary effort in 2020 to prevent him from winning the Republican nomination.
Trump, who fought all the way to the convention in Cleveland to stave off NeverTrump delegate-stealing efforts in 2016, is still a target from members of his own party. As Big League Politics reported, John McCain voted to save Obamacare so that Trump could not score a legislative win, setting up a potential “President Pence” to win on Obamacare if Trump gets impeached.
Now, dwindling neoconservative operative Bill Kristol is plotting a “Committee Not To Renominate The President,” and establishment conservatives like Ben Sasse are scurrying to the early-primary states to begin preparations for a run. Sasse has alienated agricultural base voters in Nebraska, but he’s the darling of establishment NeverTrump Republicans in Washington, D.C. John Kasich and Tom Cotton are also being discussed as Trump primary challengers.
“But in interviews with more than 75 Republicans at every level of the party, elected officials, donors, and strategists expressed widespread uncertainty about whether Mr. Trump would be on the ballot in 2020 and little doubt that others in the party are engaged in barely veiled contingency planning.
‘They see weakness in this president,’ said Senator John McCain of Arizona. ‘Look, it’s not a nice business we’re in.'”
Those of us who fought for Trump in 2016 always knew that NeverTrump wasn’t going away, but perhaps we did not expect the effort to remain so organized, so committed, and so vitriolic toward a Republican president who has delivered Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and is fighting to repeal Obamacare and cut taxes. The pettiness of Washington Republicans knows no bounds.
Vice President Mike Pence, who is giving a keynote address at a Koch Brothers summit this month, is positioned to take over the presidency if Robert Mueller’s witch hunt investigation leads to an impeachment of Trump, which many Washington Republicans would likely support.
For President Donald Trump, he will never be able to relax. He will never be a traditional president in the sense that he can rally support inside the Swamp. He will always be Public Enemy Number One.
Now, the question is: Can Trump’s Deplorable movement become organized enough to save him?
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The Never Trump Grifter Candidate Has MAJOR Financial Issues
A candidate for U.S. Congress from Colorado has made many blunders in his campaign finance history that have been passed off either as mistakes or conveniently explained away.
Darryl Glenn is a County Commissioner for El Paso County, CO, former City Councilman in Colorado Springs and 2016 Candidate for U.S. Senate from Colorado who has a sordid history questionable campaign finance decisions. Not surprisingly, he is part of the NeverTrump establishment GOP. As most understand, the swamp crosses party lines and is not strictly geographically located in Washington.
Dating back to 2014, Glenn has made numerous payments to family members from his campaign committees. According to the Federal Election Commission’s Campaign Finance Database, when Glenn ran for U.S. Senate in 2016 and lost to incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet, he paid his wife, Jane Northrup Glenn, and her company Second Heaven Strategies a combined $54,672 for “consulting services:”
|2017||$30,000||Second Heaven Strategies||Campaign Consulting, Strategic Consulting|
|2016*||$24,672||Jane Northrup||Salary, Grassroots Consulting, Bonus|
|*The 2016 total includes a 11/9 payment of $5,672, reported as bonus & mileage reimbursement|
During the final months of the same campaign, Glenn paid his daughter Ashley $13,000 for “grassroots consulting.” He also paid her $1000 per month for “social media consulting.” He made two payments of $1000 to Northrup Glenn’s son from a previous marriage, Kevin Cruz for “campaign consulting:”
|2016||$13,000||Ashley Glenn||Grassroots Consulting, Salary|
|2017||$6,000||Ashley Glenn||Social Media Consulting|
|2017||$2,000||Andrew Cruz||Campaign Consulting|
In 2014, Glenn ran a successful campaign for the Board of County Commission, where he paid $10,000 to his daughter Ashley, nearly half of the $24,000 spent during the whole cycle. The payments were made in October and November in $5000 installments, right at the end of the campaign, which Glenn won by 60 points. According to Glenn, the payments were made for social media and marketing.
Glenn has had issues with improperly handling excessive campaign contributions, too. According to FEC records, Glenn received several donations in excess of amount legally permitted during his 2016 Senate bid. Federal law requires the refunding of excessive donations within 60 days. Instead, Glenn held onto the donations until after the election ended:
|Donor||Date of Excessive $||Refund Amt||Refund Date||Days Held|
|GC Luxury Homes LLC||8/23/16||$1,000||1/31/17||161|
|Patrick Davis Consulting LLC||8/23/16||$250||1/31/17||161|
|Schwartz Media Buying Co||7/22/16||$8,100||11/16/16||117|
He also paid his staffers and family bonuses using campaign funds just after his 2016 loss:
|Capel, Benyam||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$3,000.00|
|Caro, Juan||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/10/16||$2,500.00|
|Croghan, Meghan||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$4,000.00|
|Gage, Valerie||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$3,000.00|
|Glenn, Ashley||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$3,000.00|
|Jacobson, Seth||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$4,000.00|
|Knight, Sarah||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$2,990.00|
|Morris, Chris||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$500.00|
|Northrup, Jane||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus; Mileage Reimb.||11/9/16||$5,672.68|
|Richards, Jacob||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$3,000.00|
|Santaniello, Joe||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$5,000.00|
|Supranovich, Daniel||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$3,000.00|
|Tallis, Kristin||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$4,000.00|
|Toledo, Fran||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$1,000.00|
|Wilson, Evan||Grassroots Consulting – Bonus||11/9/16||$3,000.00|
In late November 2016, Glenn’s campaign cut Glenn a check for $70,815 according to FEC records. The check was refunded a week later, and the campaign declared it a mistaken payment in its finance report. Here is the receipt for the returned payment:
Big League Politics reported earlier today that Glenn is currently paying himself out of his campaign contributions and loaning the money back to his campaign. The move, while legal, is shifty and will allow Glenn to pay himself nearly $90,000 after the campaign ends.
#NeverTrump Candidate for U.S. Congress Pays Himself out of Campaign Funds
A Republican candidate for U.S. Congress with a sordid history of supporting President Donald J. Trump has been paying himself a salary out of his campaign funds, FEC records show.
A County Commissioner in El Paso County, CO, Darryl Glenn, who disavowed his support for President Trump during the 2016 election cycle during which Glenn was running for U.S. Senate, paid himself four installments of $22,418 from April to June, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.
“We’re entitled to it,” Glenn said. “It’s all by the book and legit.”
The FEC allows candidates for House, Senate, or president to pay themselves a salary as long as candidates do not pay themselves more than the salary made at their previous job. The rule, made in 2002, is meant to make it easier for non-wealthy candidates to run for office.
Glenn has been loaning back to his campaign all of the funds which he has taken, a move that will allow him to pocket the full amount, almost $90,000, after the campaign is finished.
“I’m exercising the right to do that, and I’m loaning 100 percent right back to the campaign,” he said. “If you decide to do it, you have to do it this way,” he said. “There’s strict rules on how you do that.”
Glenn is running against three primary challengers in order to win the right to take on incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) in November’s general election. His opponents are Colorado State Sen. Owen Hill, retired Texas judge Bill Rhea and former Green Mountain Falls, CO Mayor Tyler Stevens.
Glenn was a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016. He made headlines after dropping his endorsement for President Donald J. Trump over lewd comments the President made in an interview with Billy Bush 13 years ago.
Never Trump Mark Sanford Goes Down In Flames, Might Go Back To Argentina After Primary Loss
We wish him a lovely retirement in Argentina with his mistress.
In another casualty for #NeverTrumpers tonight, Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina’s First District has faced a result very few sitting Congressman have ever had to face: utter defeat.
Katie Arrington, an unapologetic America First candidate, defeated the incumbent soundly in the GOP primary. She will most likely go on to become yet another MAGA ally in Congress, as SC’s First is a heavily Republican district. It will be nice to have a Republican representing it.
President Trump spoke out on the race earlier today, emphatically endorsing Arrington. In fact, Trump referenced Mark Sanford’s rendezvous and hide out in Argentina during his governorship of South Carolina when he disappeared with a mistress.
Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018
“He is better off in Argentina,” said President Trump. The incident ultimately led to a hiatus from politics until running for Congress again in 2012.
In spite of President Trump’s numerous America First accomplishments, Sanford clung bitterly to his Never Trump positions. Voters in SC-1 responded by sending Sanford on a long and shameful hike up the ash heap of history.
We wish him a lovely retirement in Argentina with his mistress that ended his first marriage. (We have no idea if that’s actually where he is going, but we’d recommend it.)
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