Rep. Tim Huelskamp is citing a vote against his own party’s speaker in an appeal for campaign funds.
After the Kansas Republican took the “bold step” of voting against Rep. John A. Boehner last week, “the moderate wing of the Republican Party is outraged — and they are swiftly retaliating against conservatives like me. But I will not be intimidated,” he said in a campaign fundraising email.
“For my principled vote, Washington insiders are coming after me. I need your help and the help of 100 fellow conservatives immediately. If you are tired of Republicans who campaign as conservatives — but vote like Democrats — stand with me and make your contribution of $35 here,” the email said, offering a link to donate to Huelskamp’s campaign committee.