Chuck Schumer Behind $15 Million Spend To Prop Up Democrats

( The benevolent and perfectly straight-spined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is putting $15 million from his own campaign into those of other Democratic incumbents in key battleground states, according to Fox News. Democrats were slipping badly behind Republicans in the generic congressional ballot for the midterm elections but have since narrowed that gap.

The elections taking place this November will determine which party will secure a majority in the Senate, which Democrats currently hold counting the vice president’s tie-breaking vote. In order to maintain the Democratic strangle on Congress, Schumer is donating $5 million to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which is reportedly the reelection arm of the Senate Democrats.

Schumer is also transferring $1 million to Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada and Mark Kelly of Arizona, and giving Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Patty Murray of Washington State each $500,000.

Another $1 million will go toward bolstering Democratic Rep. Val Demings of Florida, former state Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley of North Carolina, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes of Wisconsin, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania.

Republicans took a major loss last year in the Georgia runoff elections, meaning they need only a net gain of one seat in the Senate to secure the majority.

The spending by Schumer comes after an outside Republican group, Senate Leadership Fund, aligned with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is reportedly spending nearly $200 million on Republican incumbents and candidates. The group’s sister organization has reportedly spent nearly $60 million this year in Senate races.

As the midterm elections approach, Democrats are presenting a united front on their party line legislative victories, including the so-called Inflation Reduction Act which will give the IRS a total of $80 billion, over half of which will go toward “enforcement-related funds.” The agency is reportedly hiring 87,000 new agents as they seek agents who are prepared to use “deadly force.”