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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:51 AM

Oh My!!! ReTHUG v ReTHUG warfare heating up for Senate races

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/us/politics/top-gop-donors-seek-greater-say-in-senate-races.html?_r=0
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The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate.

Steven J. Law, a leader of the Conservative Victory Project, say they are taking steps to steer Mr. King away from a Senate run.

The group, the Conservative Victory Project, is intended to counter other organizations that have helped defeat establishment Republican candidates over the last two election cycles. It is the most robust attempt yet by Republicans to impose a new sense of discipline on the party, particularly in primary races.

The effort would put a new twist on the Republican-vs.-Republican warfare that has consumed the party’s primary races in recent years. In effect, the establishment is taking steps to fight back against Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations that have wielded significant influence in backing candidates who ultimately lost seats to Democrats in the general election.
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malaise Feb 2013 OP
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tanyev Feb 2013 #4
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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:16 AM

1. Either the GOP becomes sane...

Or it goes the way of the Whig party. There is getting ready to be a pretty big fight here.

In all honesty, if it wasn't for the Tea Party, they would control the Senate and maybe the White House.

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Response to BrentWil (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:56 AM

2. Truthfully neither wing is sane- Rove can't save a party

The Conservative Victory Project, which is backed by Karl Rove and his allies who built American Crossroads into the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle, will start by intensely vetting prospective contenders for Congressional races to try to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:05 AM

3. That is "sane"...

Rather it is a good or bad thing is a different story.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:08 PM

4. Two Republicans enter, one Republican leaves.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:59 PM

5. One republican leaves to become duck soup for the democrat. nt

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