Hemingway: GOP Consultant-Driven Campaigns Are No Substitute For Strong Candidates

Hemingway: GOP Consultant-Driven Campaigns Are No Substitute For Strong Candidates


The Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway said that while the Republicans poured time, money, and other resources into strategic campaigning for the Georgia Senate runoff election, the results prove that it’s necessary for the GOP to have “inspiring candidates.”

“You could have these consultant-led campaigns with a lot of money, but there’s simply no substitute to having candidates who people are excited to get out and vote for,” Hemingway said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” “I think that was lacking here.”

“I think the Republican party needs to focus more on quality candidates and good policy ideas and less on spending a lot of money on ads or consultant-focused races,” @MZHemingway pic.twitter.com/78R66AXbZR

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Another issue for Republicans in this election, Hemingway said, was incorrectly projected voter turnout.

“I think it’s interesting that the Republican establishment really felt that they were going to win this, and they kept pointing to their voter turnout

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