Top GOP Donor: ‘Bannon’s Star Is Rising,’ McConnell’s Fading

Top GOP Donor: ‘Bannon’s Star Is Rising,’ McConnell’s Fading, by Tony Lee.

Dan Eberhart, a finance and oil executive who has made significant contributions to Republican candidates, told MSNBC host Ari Melber on The Beat with Ari Melber, that establishment Republicans in Congress absolutely need to now worry about losing his support.

“McConnell’s star is faded a little bit and Bannon’s star is rising,” he said. …

On Monday’s Hannity on Fox News, Bannon said that many donors were getting sick and tired of establishment figures like Karl Rove and Steven Law fleecing them for millions of dollars and wasting their money on candidates like Strange. Law’s group that is aligned with McConnell reportedly spent at least $10 million in Alabama against Moore.

“Karl Rove, Steven Law, these guys should get the joke. Their donors are coming to us because they are tired of having their money burned up by trying to destroy people like Judge Moore,” Bannon told Hannity. “It’s a new game in town. We are to cut off the oxygen to Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell’s biggest asset is the money. We’re going to make it the biggest liability. We’re going after these guys tooth and nail.” …

Eberhart said the GOP establishment’s failure to repeal Obamacare “is a great travesty” and asked “what’s the point” of Republicans controlling Congress if they “don’t have a plan to use the majority to pass legislation.”