Joe Kent’s constant support for Steve Bannon, a candidate for the 3rd Congressional congressional district, has been frowned upon, especially since Bannon has been accused of cheating MAGA donors years ago. continue.
Bannon, a former adviser to Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty Thursday to money laundering, conspiracy and fraud charges related to financing the “We Build the Wall” campaign. A 2020 federal lawsuit was overturned when Trump pardoned Bannon, but was reindicted in New York as a state-level indictment.
“Left-wing executive states are coming after Bannon because they provide a platform for Bannon to mobilize our populist uprising.” Kent, R-Yacolt tweeted late Thursday morning.
The Associated Press reports that Bannon promised that all donations would be used to build a border wall in the southern United States, but he has flowed hundreds of thousands of dollars to two others involved in the plan. The two people involved pleaded guilty to federal charges.
Kent, who frequently appears on the “Bannon’s War Room” podcast, continues to endorse Bannon, claiming he is a “political prisoner.” As his campaign moves toward his November general election, Kent continues to turn national hot-button issues, including Bannon’s legal debacle, into tools for poking the “establishment.” I’m here.
But this dedication has caused some people following parliamentary elections to question the candidate’s relationship with Bannon. Democrat Marie Grüsenkamp-Perez’s response to the challenger reflected the opposition seen in the range of responses to his post.
“(Standing) The man who defrauded his followers?” she tweeted.
The Roll Call, a nonpartisan newspaper covering Capitol Hill, reported that Kent’s adamant opposition to the “establishment” — politicians who put self-interest over the masses through policy — may be weakening. .
Candidates will spend three days at the Capitol Hill Club meeting with donors and lobbyists for 30 minutes at a time, none of which have been identified. In an email invitation, Kent was cast as “the next congressman for Washington’s Third District,” Roll Call reported.
Kent has the biggest war chest of the two candidates vying for a seat in Congress, according to a Federal Election Commission report. As of July 13th, he has raised over $2 million in total, compared to Perez’s $240,000. Still, the candidate’s fundraising efforts have only ballooned since the quarterly report came out, as Perez recently announced that he had raised $600,000 in August alone.
The deadline for filing financial disclosures is October 15.