Politics

Lincoln Project Still Raising Money to ‘Defeat Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue’ in Georgia Senate Runoff

Do you even grift, bro?

The Lincoln Project, the Democratic-aligned super PAC whose critics have accused it of being a shameless grifting operation, is still raising money for the Georgia Senate runoff elections, which took place on Jan. 5.

The controversial group, which recently parted ways with cofounder John Weaver after dozens of young men accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior, hasn't stopped asking people who subscribe to its email list to donate money "to help us defeat Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue," the Republican senators who were already defeated almost three weeks ago.

"As Donald Trump does everything he can to undermine democracy, the balance of power in the Senate—and Joe Biden's ability to heal this nation—are on the ballot in Georgia," wrote Lincoln Project cofounder Reed Galen in an automated welcome email sent out on Monday.

"The time to act is now," the email continues. "Can you rush a contribution of $100, $50, or $13 to help us defeat Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue? The sooner you can help, the more impactful your investment."

Galen goes on to claim that the Lincoln Project is "the most effective movement reaching and persuading Republicans to vote against Trumpism."

Prior to the Georgia runoffs, in which the Lincoln Project supported the winning Democratic candidates, the super PAC was 0-7 in key Senate races in the 2020 election cycle.