MAGA-dominated state Republican parties plagued by infighting, money woes

State Republican parties across the United States are facing significant challenges due to internal divisions, lack of funds and an inability to appeal to a changing electorate. Many of these GOP-led state parties are plagued by infighting among factions of the party, including those loyal to President Donald Trump and moderate Republicans. This has led to dramatic shifts in the party’s composition, with the so-called “MAGA” wing, embodying Trump’s hard-right conservative agenda, taking precedence in many state party organizations. These dynamics have strained fundraising capabilities and caused the parties to lag behind their Democratic counterparts in terms of money and volunteers. Additionally, many state Republican parties have failed to connect with and galvanize a growing segment of the electorate, such as younger voters and minorities, resulting in a lack of enthusiasm and decreased turnout. As the 2022 midterm election approaches, the need to successfully manage internal divisions and attract new donors and voters is becoming increasingly apparent.