REPORT: Caroline Mulroney Is Raising Tons Of Money, But Votes May Be Elusive

With insiders saying she is losing, two former Conservative MPs revoked their endorsements of Mulroney and switched to Christine Elliott.

Caroline Mulroney appears to have a lot of support from the elites, but it seems that isn’t translating into grassroots support.

As noted by the Toronto Star, Mulroney has raised $700K, a massive number for such a short time period.

The high number is impressive, though not a big surprise considering the contacts her father has, particularly among Bay Street and elites in the legal community.

However, that financial support from the elites doesn’t appear to be translating into grassroots support.

A recent report includes evidence that Mulroney’s campaign is going in the wrong direction, despite all the money:

“Privately, two backroomers in Mulroney’s camp admitted to CBC News in separate conversations that she is not in the lead. Mulroney’s momentum was hampered last week when two PC candidates who had publicly endorsed her abandoned her and swung their support to Elliott. They are both former Conservative MPs: Paul Calandra, now running for the PCs in Markham-Stouffville, and Parm Gill, running in Milton.”

The report also points out how rare it is to see endorsements shift in such a short race, not a good sign for Mulroney as voting approaches. 

Many have also noted that Mulroney has spent most of her time attacking the other candidates, which is rarely a tactic used in party leadership races – except by candidates desperate to catch up to the leaders.

If Mulroney’s big money doesn’t translate into votes, it will show the limits of elite financial support, and the enduring power of grassroots party members.

Spencer Fernando

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Justin castro

Yes mulronry money and elites seem to go hand and hand. ..next comes death to Canadians and Canada

Ann

Obviously, her Elitist father has raised a lot of Revenue for Caroline Mulroney. She should NOT attack the other Candidates. She has nothing to be proud about regarding her Family History. Her father was one of the most hated PM’s that Canada has ever had! Canadians have not forgotten the Corrupt and Greedy Scandal that her father was involved in. He got off only because he is an Elitist with Connections and has a lot of money. We do NOT need or want another Elitist in Government. Doug Ford is the only Candidate who speaks on behalf of Middle Class… Read more »

Moe Somers

On Sunday’s Question Period, it was made clear she prefers to be called just “Caroline”, not Caroline Mulroney. Gee, could she be trying to distance herself from her father, “lying Brian” the most hated Prime Minister in Canadian history. There’s a large Ontario population of baby boomers who still remember lying Brian Mulroney. And considering Caroline Mulroney…oops! I mean “Caroline” lived in the U.S.A up until seven years ago. I hardly think she’s suffered under the Wynne gov’t like the rest of Ontarians. The large boomer population of Ontario well NEVER VOTE IN ANOTHER MULRONEY. So they can take their… Read more »

Miles Lunn

She is my second choice after Elliott. Has potential but needs more experience. I know many here like Doug Ford but he only appeals to the base huge turnoff to swing voters so choosing him just increases the odds Wynne gets back in. Ontario is a centrist not right wing province so stray too far in either direction and you are unelectable.