Dems Blow Nearly $200M On Perennial Losers Beto O’Rourke, Stacey Abrams

  • Democrats spent nearly $200 million on perennial losers Beto O’Rourke and Stacey Abrams—money that failed to make their gubernatorial races against Republican incumbents competitive.
  • Abrams, who trailed Georgia governor Brian Kemp (R.) by 9 points with 72 percent of the vote reported Tuesday night, raised nearly $100 million between her campaign and leadership committee, state filings show.
  • O’Rourke, meanwhile, raised $77 million and spent $72 million as of October 29—he trailed Texas governor Greg Abbott (R.) by more than 10 points with 60 percent of the vote reported. O’Rourke even broke Texas’s four-month fundraising record in July, when he raised $28 million.