Black GOP candidates raking in big money

Black GOP candidates raking in big money

Black Republicans are among the party’s biggest fundraising stars, according to a report.

Wesley Hunt, a black GOP candidate running for Congress in the Texas’ 38th district near Houston raised more than a million dollars in the most recent funding quarter, October through December 2021, according to Roll Call.

The district — which leans heavily Republican and is majority white — was a creation of the 2020 census, which conferred two new seats on the Lone Star state.

Other black GOP contenders, such as ex-football star Herschel Walker, who is running for Senate in Georgia, raked in $5.4 million in the quarter. And in Florida Rep. Byron Donalds took in $2.3 million as of Sept. 30, according to the outlet.

The grass has been ever greener for the Senate GOP’s only black member, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, who banked $7 million in the last fundraising quarter of 2021, FEC records show.

“I think there is a pretty clear signal from Republican base voters, small-dollar donors and major donors as well. They’re excited about black candidates because black candidates are living breathing walking refutations of the liberal canard that American conservatism is inextricably intertwined with and dependent upon racism,” GOP strategist Luke Thompson told The Post.

Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks at a rally featuring former US President Donald Trump on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia.
Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker has gathered more than $5 million for his campaign.
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Wesley Hunt, a black GOP candidate in Texas.
Republican candidate Wesley Hunt is gunning for a new congressional seat near Houston.

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