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Moms for Liberty Is Slowly Imploding, and That’s Bad for MAGA in 2024

With Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler embroiled in scandal, the group is now on the defensive—and that will hurt Republicans in this fall’s elections.

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Bridget Ziegler, a member of the Sarasota County School Board and co-founder of Moms for Liberty, on November 17, 2022

Moms for Liberty has fallen on hard times. Membership is dwindling in some precincts, and its school board candidates are on a losing streak. Co-founder Bridget Ziegler is embroiled in a sex scandal involving her husband, former Florida GOP Chair Christian Ziegler, and parents are running brutal ads attacking her. We chatted with journalist Jennifer Berkshire, the author of a forthcoming book on battles over education, who explains the bigger story here: The right is now on the defensive in the culture wars.