Letters in recent days
from Trump’s lawyers to the Republican National Committee and the party’s House and Senate campaign arms have warned against using Trump’s name to raise money.
And in tweet-like statements, he is urging his supporters to give money directly to his Save America political action committee — leaving the network of campaign committees and affiliated super PACs that typically lead midterm efforts in the cold. …
Paul S. Ryan, vice president for litigation and policy at Common Cause, said it became apparent months ago that Trump’s interest came first.
After losing the election last November, Trump amassed millions of dollars for his own political action committee as he promoted falsehoods about election fraud — instead of plowing funds into twin US Senate races in Georgia. In the end, the Republicans lost the runoffs in early January, along with their majority in the chamber.
“The party needed the money in Georgia in December,” Ryan said. “He diverted it with his lies about the election.”
“He’s all about himself. He’s not about building or supporting the party.”