U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is asking supporter to help make sure Republicans hold on to two Senate seats in Georgia. Except none of the money raised from a fundraising email will go to help those GOP candidates.
Instead, the money will be used to help Rubio himself get reelected in 2022.
In an email sent Friday evening, Rubio called two Georgia runoff races “the battle of our lives.”
“The crucial runoff in Georgia is just a few short days away,” Rubio wrote. “If we do not do all we can right now, we will lose EVERYTHING.”
The email includes three links, all to the same donation page where constituents are asked to “protect Georgia” and “donate today.” There are ten six suggested contribution amounts ranging from $5 to $2,800, the maximum allowable under campaign finance law for U.S. Senate races.
However, in smaller print, under the suggested contribution amounts, the donation page cautions that “your contribution will benefit Marco Rubio for Senate.”
Rubio, in his second term representing Florida, is, of course not, running in Georgia. That would be GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue who are facing Democratic challenges from Raphael Warnock and