Looking just at the most recent elections faced by House and Senate members who supported overturning the 2020 election, the Center for Media and Democracy found some mind-boggling statistics.
Josh Hawley and Rick Scott are arguably the two most serious contenders for president on the Republican side in 2024. Hawley received $41,169,601 from dark money groups leading up to his last election, according to the Center, and Rick Scott received $35,142,565
This does not include money their official campaigns for the candidates themselves took in or spent; it’s just the largely invisible “dark money” spent to help them that we only learn about months after the election.
Rightwing billionaires, their report notes, put over $67 million into Kevin McCarthy’s Congressional Leadership Fund to support the 147 members of the House who voted against the 2020 presidential election results, and more than $40 million into Mitch McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund to support similarly-voting Republican senators.
They document how Senator Ted Cruz got well over $8 million, and even Colorado’s eccentric gun fetishist Lauren Boebert got $4,917,827.