Pelosi’s Personal Congressman: Speaker Funds 61 Percent of New Hampshire Democrat’s Campaign

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) waves a gavel during the first session of the 117th Congress in the House Chamber at the US Capitol on January 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis / POOL / AFP) (Photo by TASOS KATOPODIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
TASOS KATOPODIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Federal fundraising records released this week demonstrate that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her affiliated organizations funded a whopping 61 percent of the campaign of Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH) in the post-election period.

While it is normal for members—especially those from battleground districts like Pappas’s New Hampshire district—to have close financial relationships with leadership of their parties, Pelosi funding 61 percent of Pappas’s campaign from Nov. 24, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2020, is a whole new level of closeness.

In the latest Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings from Pappas, during that timeframe he raised about $31,000—$19,000 of which came from three political entities tied to Pelosi. The biggest, $10,000, came from Pelosi’s leadership PAC called “PAC to the Future,” while $5,000 came from the Pelosi-aligned “House Majority PAC” and $4,000 came directly from “Nancy Pelosi for Congress.”

The New Hampshire GOP, in a release, noted that Pappas seems to be getting rewarded for his loyalty—and total fealty—to Pelosi. In the last Congress, Pappas’s first term in office, he voted with Pelosi on every single vote except one, according to the New Hampshire GOP.

Stephen Stepanek, the chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, said in a statement:

After campaigning as a bipartisan voice for New Hampshire, Chris Pappas has reverted to his DC ways, bowing at the altar of Nancy Pelosi in exchange for max out checks from her PACs to make up for his lackluster fundraising efforts. Instead of catering to his constituency in the Speaker’s office, Pappas needs to put New Hampshire first and push back against the radical Left’s Washington take over. Pappas should spend less time asking Speaker Pelosi for campaign donations and more time fighting for COVID relief that Granite Staters desperately need.

Republican Matt Mowers, who ran against Pappas in November’s general election and only lost by about 20,000 votes, also ripped Pappas for being on the take from Pelosi:

At the beginning of this new Congress, in which Pelosi’s Democrats have a severely weakened majority after significant GOP gains in November, Pappas was one of several battleground district Democrats to go to the floor and vote for Pelosi for Speaker. Mowers tweeted out video of Pappas’s decision to put Pelosi ahead of his district at the time:

Republicans intend to give Pappas a run for his money in November 2022, source familiar with New Hampshire GOP plans told Breitbart News as well. A lot depends on redistricting, which Republicans in the statehouse legislature control. But the GOP only needs to flip a handful of seats around the country—this one is one of them most likely to change hands—to retake the majority and retire Pelosi once and for all.

.

Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.