We know Democrats like to put their hands out for free stuff, but a Democrat running for Congress in Florida took begging to new levels on Saturday when he asked the as-yet-unnamed Illinois winner of Mega Million’s $1.28 billion jackpot to “make it rain” on his campaign.
“Which one of my Illinois supporters hit that Mega Millions Jackpot?” Allen Ellison tweeted. “Don’t hold back now. Make it rain.. I meant make a donation today.”
It’s a bold request, considering the vocal 41-year-old’s apparent disdain for wealthy people.
Back in February, he slammed Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) for having what Ellison claimed is a “rich daddy.”
He has a rich daddy.
— Allen Ellison Democrat for US Congress Florida (@AllenLEllison) February 15, 2022
And he attacked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in May, calling him a “pi** poor leader” who was “getting rich” off Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
There are 55,000 issues. Not wanting to wear a mask during a pandemic & not wanting to learn history are not a serious reasons to vote for someone. DeSantis is a piss poor leader who lost hundreds of millions of Florida’s retirement funds in Russia this month, while getting rich. https://t.co/1Ku58AvM69
— Allen Ellison Democrat for US Congress Florida (@AllenLEllison) May 31, 2022
Clearly, Ellison would rather see the rich taxed into oblivion — but only after they pay for his political ambition.
I understand that America’s tax system is set up to benefit people who are usually in the top 5 percent of earners while crippling people on the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum. Again, I understand many economic system that hurt the poor. 👇🏾https://t.co/xeI7DmqJbO
— Allen Ellison Democrat for US Congress Florida (@AllenLEllison) July 8, 2022
Originally Ellison was hoping to win Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s seat, but, after a year-and-a-half of trying to drum up support, he changed gears following the entry of Trump-hating Orlando Democrat, Rep. Val Demings, into the race. It was then, reported Florida Politics in late June, that Ellison decided to try for a third time to win the state’s 23rd Congressional District.
In a letter to his supporters, Ellison wrote, “After one year and six months of campaigning across the State of Florida and building a national grassroots movement to retire Senator Marco Rubio, I have decided to suspend my bid for the U.S. Senate.”
After announcing his Congressional run, he added, “I humbly ask for your continued support in this new path forward.”
His past failures to score a ticket to Capitol Hill have netted him more than 142,000 followers on Twitter, but according to Florida Politics, Ellison is not particularly good with money, making his plea to an out-of-state lottery winner even more cringe-inducing.
“Ellison had raised $171,607 for his Senate bid, though he’d burned through much of that. He started April with $2,947 cash on hand and it’s unclear what he raised since then,” the news outlet reported.
The New York Post has called Ellison “a big underdog in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch,” who isn’t seeking reelection.
On Twitter, Ellison’s call for “rain” sparked a storm of disapproval.
“Everybody has their hand out,” wrote one user.
“He can use his paper mug and stand in front of Walmart door,” wrote another.
And for a third, Ellison’s plea proves he’s perfectly suited for Washington D.C.
“Typical Democrat,” the user stated. “Doesn’t want to work for it. He is looking for someone to take care of him.”
“He will do great in Washington,” the user predicted. “He already has the mindset.”
Everybody has their hand out.
— JD (@__ATX__) July 30, 2022
He can use his paper mug and stand in front of Walmart door
— Sindré 🍊🪓🐘 (@TEXOTX) July 30, 2022
Typical Democrat. Doesn’t want to work for it. He is looking for someone to take care of him. He will do great in Washington. He already has the mindset.
— Retired Coach (@retired_coach) July 30, 2022
DONATE TO AMERICAN WIRE
If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to American Wire News to help us fight them.
- ‘It’s bad. It’s really bad’: The Atlantic is buried over article declaring the rosary a hate symbol - August 15, 2022
- Sen. Blackburn warns migrants ‘threatening’ TX bus drivers as calls for National Guard intervention grow - August 15, 2022
- Sen. Sinema’s Wall Street donations soared as she got Dems to kill tax on investors in $740B spending spree - August 15, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.