With any luck, the Woke Squad will be a distant memory by this time next year.
If campaign contributions are any measure of voter support for a candidate, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has some serious worrying to do.
Her Republican competitor in this year's race, Lacy Johnson, is walloping her in fundraising proceeds:
Here is a profile from The Star Tribune, detailing the Republican Johnson:
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North Minneapolis businessman Lacy Johnson secured the Republican endorsement on Wednesday to challenge freshman Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Johnson, an entrepreneur and former IT professional who ran unsuccessfully for the Legislature in 2018, faces long odds in his bid for the state’s most staunchly Democratic district. Omar won the seat, which has been held by Democrats for decades, with 78% of the vote in 2018.
But Omar’s high profile has helped the relative newcomer to politics raise — and spend — more than $1 million so far. Much of the spending went to consultants and fundraising-related fees.
Johnson has acknowledged that unseating a DFL incumbent as a Republican in the Minneapolis-based Fifth Congressional District is like climbing a political “Mount Everest.” But he argues he can win over swing voters and disillusioned Democrats. He tweeted news of the endorsement late Wednesday, along with the message, “time for change.”
“We will change the lives of families in CD5 in a positive, measurable, and visible way,” Johnson tweeted."
While it may be an uphill battle for Lacy Johnson, there is one endorsement that should be worth its weight in gold for the newcomer:
It is an imperative for our country to defeat the toxic radicalism of the Squad members.
They openly denigrate American society and history, while earning handsome taxpayer funded salaries and healthcare.
We need a person who is willing to stand up for what America believes in.
A person who recognizes that despite some mistakes, America still provides the best chance for Democracy to endure in the world.
Someone who is proud to be an American.