Watch for IEs
We’re a little over six weeks away from the August primaries.
One interesting thing to note is the lack of strong fundraising from the majority of candidates. One political operative thinks this class of candidates is unique as having never lived (politically) with campaign contribution limits under their recent reinstatement. They never cultivated the small and medium size donors. As result with the exception of self-funders, there’s not a lot of folks with big cash totals.
That could mean that independent expenditures will have an out-sized impact. In a couple of these races there’s speculation that we’ll see David Humphreys or others come in with a lot of resources on someone’s behalf. Donor forays of size could tilt the electoral scale in some of these races.
Originally in June 21 MOScout.