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‘We Didn’t Pick Up A Single Seat?’: Watters Blasts Trump, McConnell Over Campaign Spending In Senate Races

Fox News host Jesse Watters ripped former President Donald Trump and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday over campaign spending in the midterm Senate races.

“McConnell spent close to $400 million on these Senate candidates. I don’t know what goes on behind the scenes but that is a lot of money and we didn’t pick up a single seat?” Watters, who predicted a Republican blowout in Tuesday’s midterm elections, said. “So, either some of these candidates are garbage or the money is not being well-spent. But Trump sitting on a massive war chest in Mar-a-Lago, where did that money go? We don’t know.”

Republicans underperformed expectations in Tuesday’s midterm elections, despite high inflation numbers and rising concerns about crime.


One notable defeat was that of Dr. Mehmet Oz, who lost to Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey. Former President Donald Trump endorsed Oz, who initially won the May 17 primary election against Dave McCormick by 972 votes.

McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund super PAC reportedly spent $41 million to support Oz’s campaign, according to the Idaho Capital Sun.

Republican nominees Adam Laxalt and Blake Masters are in close elections against Democratic Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada and Mark Kelly of Arizona, with results still pending. Former NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker faces a Dec. 6 runoff against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia.

McConnell’s PAC spent $28 million in support of Laxalt, the Capital Sun reported. The Senate Leadership Fund reportedly pulled $8 million in spending after Masters won the Arizona primary, according to Fox News.

“McConnell had to plow about $32 million to help J.D. [Vance] win in a state that Trump won by eight,” Watters said. “That money could have gone to Masters in Arizona.”

Trump and McConnell did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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