A small handful of candidates are still challenging Donald Trump for the GOP nomination.
However, despite all the lawfare tactics Democrats are using against him, and Trump’s refusal to participate in the GOP debates, he remains the frontrunner in the race.
But after the latest message from the biggest donors in the Republican Party, Donald Trump is taking a victory lap.
The Republican National Committee has scheduled a third GOP Presidential Primary debate set to take place next month in Miami.
However, the main question surrounding the November 8 debate is, does it matter?
Former President Donald Trump decided to skip the first two debates and has hinted that he plans to do the same for the third.
Trump’s absence from the debates hasn’t even put a dent into his frontrunner status.
Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota, Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder, Michigan businessman Perry Johnson, and Create Church Pastor Ryan Binkley have failed to make any inroads into Trump’s lead.
Two candidates, former Texas Congressman William Hurd and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez have already removed their hats from the ring.
And now, less than three months away from the first in the nation GOP Iowa Caucus, voters are getting the first indicator that the Republican primary may already be over.
The Post Millennial is reporting that mega GOP donors are now withholding money from Trump challengers.
According to the report, those big-money donors believe no candidate other than Trump has a path to victory and funding these campaigns is a waste of money.
“It’s becoming clear the cavalry’s not coming,” longtime GOP strategist Ken Spain said. “The donor community has come to recognize the strength of Trump and the difficulty in dislodging a major part of the base from him. You’re tilting at windmills if you try.”
The strength and standing of the 45th President of the United States is tough to argue.
Despite fighting several witch hunt charges levied against him, Trump is still positioned well in money, base support, and both Primary and General Election polling.
The former President pulled in more than $45.5 million in fundraising in the last quarter alone and is sitting on a primary campaign war chest of about $36 million.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Trump’s 2016 challengers “saw an earlier and higher level of donor engagement, particularly from financial industry leaders.”
Trump also continues to hold commanding leads in every primary poll.
Those leads hold up both in national polling and in early primary states.
And in hypothetical General Election rematches against President Joe Biden, polls either have Trump with strong leads against the incumbent or deadlocked in a tight battle against Biden.
Meanwhile, the former President’s base is offering unequivocal support — almost to the point of holding a grudge against any Republican candidate who challenges the man many believe had the 2020 election stolen from him.
But not all the big money players in GOP circles are ready to get in the game with the Trump card.
Some are still biding their time.
According to The Post Millennial, the Koch brothers are planning on waiting until after the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire Primary and then funding whomever is left standing in the strongest position to oppose Trump.
The report goes on to add that many other Republican mega-donors plan to forgo the Presidential race entirely and instead focus on spending to ensure Republicans regain control of the U.S. Senate.