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The Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway said that while the Republicans poured time, money, and other resources into strategic campaigning for the Georgia Senate runoff election, the results prove that it’s necessary for the GOP to have “inspiring candidates.”

“You could have these consultant-led campaigns with a lot of money, but there’s simply no substitute to having candidates who people are excited to get out and vote for,” Hemingway said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” “I think that was lacking here.”

Another issue for Republicans in this election, Hemingway said, was incorrectly projected voter turnout.

“I think it’s interesting that the Republican establishment really felt that they were going to win this, and they kept pointing to their voter turnout efforts,” Hemingway said, noting that a similar pattern emerged in the 2012 election when now-Sen. Mitt Romney was the GOP presidential candidate. “I don’t know if you remember that, where they said our voter turnout will be great and it turned out not to be so great,” she continued.

While many people are looking for someone to blame for the low Republican turnout and the potential loss of both incumbent seats, Hemingway said the GOP should focus its efforts on choosing “quality candidates” with “good policy ideas.”

“I think that when you have a loss like this, you can point fingers in a number of directions and people are

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going to do that where they’re blaming each other. Failure has 1,000 fathers,” Hemingway said. “The Republican party needs to focus more on quality candidates and good policy ideas and less on spending a lot of money on ads or consultant-focused races.” 

Hemingway also noted that GOP voters are frustrated with the “sloppiness” of the recent election, as well as with the corporate media and big tech’s efforts to interfere to accomplish a political agenda, which needs to be addressed.

“People have serious concerns,” Hemingway said. “I’m surprised how large the number of Republican objectors you have in the House and Senate,” she continued. “That really speaks to how this is a major issue. Republican voters know if they cannot clean up voting systems, people have an asterisk next to elections. That is a serious threat to the republic.”

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.



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Convicted fundraiser who tried to work his way into Biden’s inner circle sentenced to prison

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Amajor Democratic bundler, who raised large sums for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and consorted with Joe Biden, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for what prosecutors said was a “mercenary” political influence scheme.

Imaad Zuberi, a Californian businessman was sentenced Thursday for schemes to funnel foreign money into U.S. political campaigns, then take millions of dollars for himself.

The Los Angeles Times reported that U.S. Assistant Attorney Daniel J. O’Brien said Zuberi was “purely a mercenary, funneling money to whomever he believed would do his bidding.”

Among the many unsealed court records, Zuberi was seen photographed with Joe Biden and Barack Obama when they were Vice President and President. He was also pictured with former President Bill Clinton and former presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. He took pictures with former Republican Rep. Paul Ryan when he was speaker of the House as well as the late Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

Also included in the Times report was a hacked email chain released on WikiLeaks. Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook messaged colleagues saying, “I’m OK taking the money and dealing with any attacks.” Jennifer Palmieri responded saying, “Take the money!”

He also attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party in New York City in 2016 as well as serving as a co-chair of The Trump Presidential Inauguration Committee.

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Zuberi made more than $950,000 in unlawful donations to the political committees of Obama, Clinton, McCain and others. Zuberi’s activities extended as far as a recent attempt to work his way into the Biden circle, according to Politico.  

In addition to the money he made, Zuberi also raised $270,000 for Hillary Clinton and $1.3 million for President Obama.

Zuberi, 50, pleaded guilty to a “three-count information charging with violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)” for making false statements on a FARA filing as well as tax evasion and illegal contributions to political campaigns. He also pleaded guilty in a separate case earlier in June 2020 to a count of obstruction of justice.

“Zuberi turned acting as an unregistered foreign agent into a business enterprise,” Assistant Attorney General for National Secretary John C. Demers said in a Department of Justice news release.

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Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz confirmed Thursday that he flew earlier this week to Mexico with family members, following the emergence of pictures appearing to show him in an airplane cabin and at a check-in counter, as fellow residents to recover from a deadly winter storm.

Cruz said in a statement that he accompanied his daughters on a flight Wednesday night to Mexico because they had the week off with school canceled.

“Wanting to be a good dad,” said Cruz, who also stated he is returning to Texas on Thursday afternoon.

The storms has been connected to at least seven deaths in Texas and knocked out power to as many as 2.5 million residents. The number of residents without electricity as of Thursday morning was down to less than 1 million, officials said.  

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“My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas,” Cruz also said. “We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm.”

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The South Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 79-35 to pass legislation that would prohibit most abortions. 

The bill must pass through a procedural vote in the House on Thursday prior to heading to GOP Gov. Henry McMaster who has indicated that he will sign it, according to the Associated Press. Two Republicans voted against the legislation while two Democrats voted for it. The state Senate passed the measure last month. 

The bill requires doctors to carry out an ultrasound to check for a fetal heartbeat and if a heartbeat is identified an abortion can only be performed in certain circumstances.

The legislation would not penalize a woman for obtaining an unlawful abortion, though the individual responsible for performing the abortion could face consequences.

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The outlet reported that other states have approved similar or even more stringent abortion prohibitions which could be implemented if the Supreme Court throws out the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. All of the other states’ abortion bans are currently entangled by court challenges and if the South Carolina bill is approved it will likely face litigation that prevents it from going into effect, according to the AP.

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