Chris Walsh, manager of New York Congressman Pat Ryan’s successful 2022 campaigns, notes that lying Congressman-Elect George Santos argues that Santos wasted campaign money on out-of-state candidates like failed Trumpist candidate for Arizona Senate Blake Masters and more successful Trumpist South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem:
Santos wouldn’t say the $1,000 he gave to Kristi Noem’s gubernatorial campaign made literally zero cents. He told the Federal Election Commission that he made that contribution on March 5, 2021. On that same day, Santos posted to Instagram this really great photo of himself with Governor Noem and pro-wrestler turned carpetbagger Dan Rodimer at Mar-a-Lago, where Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle charged Santos and others $1,000 just to get in the door:
Two photos shoulder-to-crossfit-shoulder with Celebrity Kristi for a measly $1,000?! That’s a steal!
Strangely, Noem’s campaign team appears to have lost track of Santos’s check. The 2021 year-end campaign finance report filed by Kristi for Governor on January 28, 2022, does not show any contribution from the Santos campaign. Nor do either of the amendments to that report that Noem filed to correct errors on February 9 and March 30. That’s funny—Santos scandalous lies didn’t become public knowledge until this month; why would Noem have hidden Santos’s support last winter?