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Biggest loser: Lincoln Project


The Lincoln Project, a group of political grifters who play-act as disaffected Republicans but are spending Democrat donors’ money, spent $4.3 million on the Alaska Senate race this year, attacking Sen. Dan Sullivan and supporting Democrat Alan Gross.

 Rick Wilson, George Conway, Steve Schmidt, Jennifer Horn, John Weaver, Ron Steslow, Reed Galen, Mike Madrid are the founders of the Lincoln Project, which hit the scene in 2019.

The race has been called for Sullivan, and he is currently ahead by 14 points, 174,791 to 131,627.

The Lincoln Project went 0-7 in Senate races across the U.S., after spending nearly $12 million in support of Democrats.

They targeted Republican Sens. Steve Daines of Montana and Susan Collins of Maine, along with Joni Ernst of Iowa, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Thom Tillis of North Carolina.

Now, with the election behind us, the Lincoln Project has launched an attack on the lawyers who are representing the Trump campaign.

“What the Lincoln Project is doing is both a frontal assault on longstanding professed ideals of the legal profession and a tactic of personal harassment and intimidation that stands in clear violation of Twitter’s stated rules. Moreover, the harassment initiative aimed at Jones Day and Porter Wright attorneys openly extends to pressure campaigns against the other clients of Jones Day,” wrote Dan McLaughlin, senior writer at The National Review.

Although the group helped take out its main target, Donald Trump, its Senate ambitions were completely thwarted, as detailed at the Washington Free Beacon.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • I’m sorry, but anyone who believed that the Lincoln Project was anything more then a mouthpiece for neo-con & neo-liberal , Washington DC war mongers was an idiot.

  • Fortunately the Lincoln project turn coats weren’t successful in stopping three supreme Court appointments, many House of Representatives seats turned over and most likely the Senate will remain in control of the Republicans. Basically their message failed and with the exception of questionable voting ethics with President Trump, I think the public spoke loud and clear that they don’t like the Pelosi agenda, they think even less of AOC and the herd, and they overwhelmingly supported Justice Barrett’s confirmation suggesting that they like the supreme Court tipping to the right. I wouldn’t exactly call that a loss because those are longer lasting changes than voting out the president that didn’t know how to hold his tongue even though he did what was best for the country and every one of his decisions.

  • Perhaps the biggest loser in Alaska though is the investor group behind the Pebble mining prospect. Duped by a very pedestrian ruse the highly remunerated executives have accomplished what BBNA, the Sierra Club and many others could not. Elected Alaska Democrats and elected Alaska Republicans have now come together to firmly and openly opposed Pebble. I cannot imagine Pebble making any headway for at least 20 years, more likely 30 years. The investors truly have patient capital (whether they like it or not). Why would any elected official, or serious candidate running for office, now spend bushels of political capital on Pebble?

    • Elected officials and candidates don’t need political capital on Pebble — they only have to get out of the way and let permitting work. That’s why we have a permit system supposedly free of politics. It is sad that Collier forced Murkowski and Sullivan to come out “against” the project when they were neutral at best before. But the fact is that its still a permitting decision in the hands of the USACE and it should matter not what these politicians think about it.

    • Very good perception and I totally agree

  • These were some of the most despicable creatures to ever crawl out of the swamp. May God have mercy on their souls.

  • These folks are Anti- Trumpers, some of them are They supposedly are Neo cons that want to resurrect the old GOP, which i hope is dead forever.

  • Yeah, but the biggest prize….

  • Lincoln Project was a grift. The Democrats should have never trusted them.

    • I’m glad they did and it cost them big time. And there was nothing conservative or Republican about the LP, they were nothing more than a bunch of RINO’s out to make a fast buck and they did just that off the Democrats.

  • Swamp creatures. Just because people are anti-Trump doesn’t mean they are good.

  • Gross and Galvin came forward and presented themselves as Independents. Very obvious they are liberal Democrats thus insulting Alaskans’ intelligence. Al gross is a liar and ran a the same kind of campaign…full of lies. My suggestion for Al is go back to California where he fits in more.

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