2020 BIGGEST LOSERS: Brian Fallon, Robby Mook, and Eric Holder

November 6, 2020

Even if Joe Biden wins the presidency, the Democratic Party can hardly be said to have won the 2020 election. Trump appears to have lost, but he was not repudiated, and neither was his party. Democrats lost seats in the House and underperformed in Senate races, making their dream of unified government a long shot, at best. Efforts to elect Democratic majorities at the state level also flopped.

There is plenty of blame to go around, but three people in particular—two Obama bros and one Hillary bro—were at the center of the Democratic Party's epic failure in 2020, and they each deserve to be ruthlessly mocked.

Robby Mook, who managed Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign in 2016, had hoped to salvage his reputation by taking the helm of the House Majority PAC in 2019. Maybe next time. The Super PAC, whose sole purpose is to elect House Democrats, will have to explain to donors why the party is on track to lose at least six seats in a year when a Democrat won the White House.

Former Obama attorney general Eric Holder also has some explaining to do. In 2016, he founded the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an organization devoted to electing Democratic majorities in state legislatures. NDRC and other liberal PACs raised and spent millions to flip state houses in the key states of Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. They went 0 for 3. In fact, it's now likely that Democrats will fail to take control of a single state legislature in 2020. Money well spent!

These Democratic failures also reflect poorly on Holder's former spokesman, Brian Fallon. In 2018, Fallon became executive director of Demand Justice, a Soros-funded dark money group dedicated to opposing Trump's judicial nominations and advocating radical reforms such as court packing.

Few organizations have failed more epically over the past few years. Demand Justice couldn't stop Brett Kavanaugh or Amy Coney Barrett from joining the Supreme Court, and now it's quite likely that a President Biden will need Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R., Ky.) permission to confirm his own judicial nominees.

Take a bow, fellas!