Stacey Abrams Blew Campaign Cash On a Tik Tok ‘Hype House’

( Before running out of money, the former Stacey Abrams campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor of Georgia rented a lavish house to serve as a “hype house” backdrop for TikTok videos, according to several staff members who spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Despite raising more than $100 million for the 2022 gubernatorial election, Abrams’ campaign is currently about $1 million in debt. The campaign had to abruptly stop paying many of its employees and drastically reduce its spending on advertising during the final stretch of the campaign. Despite this need for austerity, the campaign rented a five-bedroom house to act as a “hype house” for TikTok videos, according to the AJC, on top of its significant advertising expenditures.

A senior Democratic official told the AJC in an anonymous statement that the spending was “extremely bad planning” and revealed their values. You can’t just wake up one day and realize you have no money for the bills.

Beginning in 2019, several young TikTok stars cohabitated in a luxurious California home known as the “hype house,” where they created social media content.

The hype house for the Abrams campaign, which is now on the market for $12,500 per month, was largely empty throughout the campaign and, at one point, staffers started using it as a temporary office, according to staffers who spoke to the AJC. The employees also cited a “swag truck” and a pop-up shop (that distributed free goods) as wasteful activities. The campaign was economically chaotic and lacked a clear plan.

According to a former staff member who spoke to the AJC, “They probably thought they could keep raising money all the way through November.” They made a terrible mistake.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, was outspent by Abrams by an $8 million margin, but she still lost the election by nine points.

The Daily Caller News Foundation emailed Abrams for comment, but she never got back to them.

She could have called collect if she had to.