After 'death warrant' coronavirus showdown, Republican Congressman sees fundraising surge

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican congressman who thought he signed his political “death warrant” when he enraged U.S. President Donald Trump by slowing the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief bill raised a hefty $647,975 for his reelection campaign in the first quarter.

That three-month haul is more than Kentucky’s Thomas Massie has raised in any two-year campaign cycle since he was first elected in 2012 on a wave of support by conservative Tea Party voters - and more than double the haul of his primary challenger.

More than a third of it came after Trump called for him to be thrown out of the Republican Party, Massie told Reuters in an interview.

“None of the fundraising was anticipated,” said Massie


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Members of Congress refused to have a recorded vote on the largest spending bill in American history. Massie objected, citing constitutional requirements and the rules of Congress.



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President Donald Trump called for Kentucky representative Thomas Massie to be thrown out of the Republican Party...


To repeat: Massie has raised more than double the haul of his primary challenger.
 
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Members of Congress refused to have a recorded vote on the largest spending bill in American history. Massie objected, citing constitutional requirements and the rules of Congress.
Reminds me of the guy in the firing squad that could say he shot the blank

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