Kimberly Klacik Says It Is 'Socialism' to Share Remaining Cash From $8M Campaign With Fellow Republicans

Failed Republican candidate Kimberly Klacik has refused to share the remaining funds from the $8 million she raised during her campaigns with other GOP contenders and said such calls were "socialism."

In a video uploaded onto Twitter on Sunday, Klacik, 39, said she would not share any of the money she raised with other Republican candidates who she said "didn't work as hard."

Speaking inside a car, Klacik said in the 28-second clip: "So, those of you that are mad that I made $8 million in my campaign, well I worked really hard and that's how we made that money.

"There are other candidates that didn't make that money because they didn't work as hard. But, I know you want me - for some reason - to redistribute that wealth from my campaign to other candidates that have more of a winnable district."

She continued: "Well, guess what, that's called socialism. I have more news for you, you are not a Republican. Stay out of my mentions."

Who wants to tell them? Okay, I will.

— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) September 12, 2021

The video has since been viewed more than 178,900 times as of Monday morning.

Hundreds of commenters shared their opinion about Klacik's statement under the video, with many agreeing with the former Republican candidate.

There were many others, however, who disagreed with Klacik's comments with fellow Republican candidate Beatrice Cardenas hitting out at the businesswoman.

In a reply-tweet, the former Congressional candidate for California's 27th district said: "This candidate-turned-celebrity culture is really taking a twisted turn. Keep your heads down and keep working if you didn't win. The people want serious candidates, not reality stars."

This candidate-turned-celebrity culture is really taking a twisted turn. Keep your heads down and keep working if you didn’t win. The people want serious candidates, not reality stars.

— Beatrice Cardenas (@RealBetyCardens) September 13, 2021

While Klacik won Maryland's 7th Congressional District Republican primary by a landslide, she was convincingly beaten by Democratic incumbent Kweisi Mfume, who secured 71.6 percent of the vote. Klacik came second with 92,825 votes, or 28.0 percent.

According to the non-profit OpenSecrets, which tracks money in U.S. politics, Klacik raised a total of $8,296,845 and spent $7,499,454 on the campaign.

Klacik's campaign has an estimated £803,568 cash on hand to spend in upcoming political contests. Klacik doesn't mention in the video that most of the $8 million has been spent.

Newsweek has contacted Klacik for comment.

Earlier this year, Klacik responded to claims from fellow conservative commentator Candace Owens that she used to work as a stripper and hired a Democratic operative for her election campaign.

The feud started on June 18 after Owens said that President Joe Biden making Juneteenth a federal holiday was the Democrats trying to "repackage segregation."

Klacik responded in a now-deleted tweet: "Believe it or not, many in 'Black America' are very aware the fight is classism rather [than] racism.

"Unfortunately, the loudest mouths with the largest platforms represent the majority. This might come to a shock to you because of your lack of engagement with black people."

It led Owens to release a 44-minute video where she made sensational claims about Klacik.

Klacik has since filed a defamation lawsuit against Owens, where she has sought $20 million in damages.

Klacik shared her thoughts on Twitter
Klacik shared her thoughts on Twitter. In these screengrabs, Kimberly Klacik explains why she will not be sharing money raised during her campaigns. Kimberly Klacik