In a report on Rep. Louie Gohmert’s challenge to Speaker John Boehner earlier this week, Sarah Rumpf of Breitbart Texas reported this tidbit:
One intriguing wrinkle to the mention of Dan Bongino, who came tantalizingly close to winning a Congressional race in Maryland, is that he was unable to get significant support from the NRCC or other official party fundraising operations. A consultant who worked on Republican congressional campaigns last election cycle but did not want to be named told Breitbart Texas that Bongino could not get financial support because it was believed that he would be unlikely to support Boehner or his designated successor.
If true, this is pretty damning. That a potential pickup in a blue state was not funded by the national leadership due to hypotheticals about what might happen in a speaker’s race is ludicrous.