Saturday, April 17, 2021

AZ Rep. Gosar Sets Personal Record For Fundraising Following Jan. 6 Insurrection

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar set a new personal fundraising record following the January 6 Electoral College certification and insurrection. Gosar played a prominent role in objecting to Arizona's votes for Joe Biden, and had also encouraged Trump supporters to come to Washington DC for the January 6 events.

According to this week's filing with the Federal Election Commission, Gosar raised $120,000 in the 11 weeks following the insurrection. That was double his average receipts for his five previous comparable* efforts. In fact, his collections the past three months from contributors across the country was nearly one-fifth of what he raised in the entire 2019-2020 cycle.

Standing out among the new contributions was a $1,000 contribution from the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. An analysis of Gosar's reports indicate that political contributions from Native American nations in Arizona and around the country have dropped significantly in the past couple of years. 

Arizona's Politics has reached out to UKB officials in light of this week's news that Gosar is co-founding an America First Caucus in Congress, with a manifesto that calls for Americans and immigrants to have "respect for (our nation's) uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions."

*"Comparable" meaning the first quarter of a new election cycle, January through March of an odd-numbered year. 

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