These nominee funds will hold all donations in escrow until Democratic primary voters in each state pick candidates for Senate. Then, all the collected contributions will be transferred to the Democratic nominee in one fell swoop as soon as they win their primary. This will give our candidates a huge cash infusion at a time when they’ll need it most and set them up to take back Republican seats and expand our Senate majority in 2022.
Daily Kos used these nominee funds to great effect in the past. We raised millions of dollars in 2017 and 2018 for Democratic House nominee funds in dozens of districts that ultimately flipped from red to blue—and made Nancy Pelosi Speaker. We can do something very similar now.
The 2022 Senate map looks good for the Blue Team on paper. Democrats are defending just 14 seats to the Republicans’ 20, and four Republican incumbents have already announced their retirement. Three of those four departures are in competitive states—North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania—and more GOP senators may yet announce their retirements in other swing states. However, in a midterm election with an incumbent Democratic president, we can take nothing for granted or we could end up with another 2010- or 2014-style wipeout.
Senate Republicans acquitted Donald Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors twice. So make them pay: Donate $1 right now to each of the Democratic nominee funds targeting vulnerable Senate Republicans in 2022.