Yashar Ali 🐘
+ Your AuthorsArchive @yashar New York Magazine/HuffPost Contributor Email: [email protected] Direct Messages Open Text/Call/Signal/Confide/WhatsApp: 310-795-2497. Jan. 12, 2021 1 min read

1. The list of companies who are suspending giving to members of congress who voted to overturn the election results is growing every hour. I don't know how long they'll hold out, but for some members of congress this is a very, very big deal.

2. We always talk about the big fundraising hauls based on online contributions but most members of congress can't raise money that way...it's not a magic switch you can flip on. You have to have a compelling reason to give people to give and most members aren't compelling.

3. So what most members rely on is bigger checks from donors at home and pac checks. They'll do these DC coffees, lunches, drinks, and dinners and 10 people will come and give $5k each from PACs.

Many members who voted for overturning are going to take a big hit.

You can follow @yashar.


Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Since you’re here...

... we’re asking visitors like you to make a contribution to support this independent project. In these uncertain times, access to information is vital. Threader gets 1,000,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Your financial support will help two developers to keep working on this app. Everyone’s contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support Threader by becoming premium or by donating on PayPal. Thank you.

Follow Threader