One of the greatest services that serial losers “Beto” O’Rourke and Stacey Abrams performed for America was in sucking mountains of Democrat donor money away from races where it might have helped Democrats win and setting fire to it. You’d think that as much cash as Abrams raked in for her Hindenburg-like campaign, she would at least have some left over, but money management is not her strong suit.
Despite raising over $100 million, Abrams’ campaign is scrambling to deal with over $1 million in debts to vendors. Her fulltime staffers who thought they’d be paid through Christmas are complaining that they were cut off shortly after the election and can’t pay their rent (to be fair, it’s not as if they did a great job.) Axios reports that Abrams is so hard up for cash, she had to resort to selling her donor and voter contact databases.
But as the linked article notes, Abrams will likely remain a powerful figure in the Democratic Party, just because she checks off so many identity boxes that it doesn’t matter that she can’t win an election or even stay out of bankruptcy when she starts with $100 million. She just keeps failing upwards, which is actually good news for Republicans.