“Who is the Real Dan Moy?”
The 5th District Congressional Republican nominee has been selected by over 1300 Delegates this past weekend at Hampden Sydney University. Bob Good was the overwhelming winner against Dan Moy, capturing 84% of the vote.
During the campaign I attended many Committee meetings where Dan Moy spoke. It was obvious to anyone watching and listening to the crowds where he spoke that his ideas on politics were not well received. Many times, he received unsolicited negative feedback on his middle-of-the-road, left-leaning ramblings. It made me wonder why he would have decided to enter and then stay in the race. So, I decided to see if I could find out why.
New Politics is an organization where Moy received his most recent political training. Dan Moy claims to be “a proud member of New Politics” (see picture of Moy in this link) on the campaign trail and also that he could assure us New Politics is “non-partisan.” Knowing little except what I read about it from Rob Schilling’s post (open link to see post) I decided to do my own digging into who are the drivers behind the wheels of New Politics. I have also included links (in italics) to the research sites I used if you want to do a deeper dive than just the facts in this letter.David Abromowitz is a founder of the New Power Project who is prominently displayed on the New Politics webpage.
David was a Senior Fellow at the far-left Center for American Progress. When I checked behind the curtain I found that the Center for American Progress (a far-left organization) is funded by the Open Society Foundation/Institute. This Foundation was founded in 1993 by none other than George Soros. You know, the billionaire that is buying the elections all across America for Leftist District Attorneys who value the “rights” of criminals over the safety of their victims.
Keven Holst is the Senior Campaign Advisor at New Politics
From the New Politics webpage: “During the 2020 election cycle at New Politics, Kevin was an advisor to Congressman Kai Kahele (D), and led efforts for the Service First Women’s Victory Fund, a joint campaign committee dedicated to supporting the re-elections of Congresswomen Mikie Sherrill, Elissa Slotkin, Abigail Spanberger, Chrissy Houlahan, and Elaine Luria.” Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger are both Democrats currently serving in the Virginia House of Delegates, along with another New Politics alumni, Kathy Tran, you know, the sponsor of the bill that would have made abortion up to and including birth legal.
“Before joining New Politics, Kevin was the National Finance Director for Congressman Seth Moulton (D) and Serve America PAC”
Mr. Holst formerly served as National Finance Director at Serve America Pac
I checked on Service America Pac and found not one contribution to a Republican! Not very non-partisan!
And then there is New Politics’ effort to show their bipartisanship by laughably featuring the token once-Republican Bill Kristol, the fervent anti-Trumper, by listing him on the New Politics Leadership Council. It’s hard for anyone keeping up with Mr. Kristol to disagree with the opinion seen on Powerline:
“Bill and several of his colleagues at The Bulwark seem to have decided that throwing Trump over the side, and Trump-friendly Republicans with him, isn’t enough: they now seem to be throwing aside conservatism itself, suddenly attacking conservative views on climate change, health care, and many other issues. Is it now Never Conservative?”
And now for the most revealing story behind the New Politics charade as a non-partisan political training organization. Emily Cherniack, who got her start as a paid political worker for Democrat candidates, is the founder of both New Politics and their “education arm” New Politics Leadership Academy. Emily has established what could only be described as a monetary and political safe-haven for the participants of New Politics.
My research led me to this report from the Washington Examiner 10/6/20:
“Cherniack’s comments could spark legal concerns about the group’s tax status. Charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations are legally barred from directly supporting candidates or legislation, or from its organization or operation conducting a ‘private benefit’ rather than a public charitable one.
‘Paying for political candidates’ monthly living expenses after a failed campaign is definitely not a charitable activity and raises a question of impermissible private benefit,’ said Ryan Oberly, a South Carolina lawyer and law school lecturer who specializes in tax-exempt organizations when asked by the Washington Examiner. “But, receiving taxable compensation for services rendered to the charity would be perfectly acceptable if the payments were reasonable and not excessive.
“The four candidates in the 2019 fellowship who ran for office each gave clear indications that they might run for office again in 2020 despite losing in 2018. They received a significant amount of money from the New Politics Leadership Academy for their fellowship.”
These are the losers who, by all appearances, were ‘paid to rerun’:
Amy McGrath ‘D’ – ran against Mitch McConnell $77,500.00
Gina Ortiz Jones ‘D’ Texas 23rd – Open seat $34,000.00
Roger Dean Huffstetler ‘D’ VA 5th – primary $25,500.00
Dan Feehan ‘D’ Minnesota 1st – ran against Hagedorn $64,500.00
This last payment to Feehan by New Politics has landed Feehan and New Politics in trouble when a formal FEC complaint was filed by Feehan’s Republican opponent. This is a quote from Hagedorn’s 9/28/20 FEC Complaint filing:
“(Feehan) was paid an extraordinary $184,000.00 from August 13, 2018 thru December 31st of that year, $120,000.00 from Leadership Educational Equality and $64,000.00 from New Politics Leadership Academy.”
In conclusion, the research just laid out was readily available online, so why would a Republican who calls himself a “strong conservative” chose to be associated with an organization with these people at the top? And why, after he “graduated” from New Politics, did he move to Charlottesville, move into a leadership role as the Unit Chairman, then do literally nothing in that role for 2 years and then run for Congress?
Was it that Mr. Moy did not do the research before he signed up? Is he just being used by the Leftists who run New Politics? That would be embarrassing for someone who has a doctoral degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters from Harvard. Or is it that, as a self-proclaimed, very educated individual, his research is the very reason he joined New Politics and is the same reason why he went into a contest against a real conservative. Does this mean he really isn’t a “bright red conservative” as he claims, but a sympathizer of current Leftist ideology? And is he now on Emily Cherniack’s payroll along with the other losers, awaiting his next election?
Just who’s side is Dan Moy on, anyway?