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Published On: Thu, Oct 31st, 2013

GOP establishment and Big Business now gear up ‘War on Tea Party’ ahead of 2014 elections

The tea party movement is now in the crosshairs of the Republican Party and business groups backing traditional GOP candidates which believe the Tea Party has “overstayed their welcome in Washington and should be shown the door in next year’s congressional elections.”

Defending Main Street is one of the most powerful and high profile fundraising arms of the GOP and turns its attention towards 2014.

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“Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” former Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH), who is running the group aiming “to raise $8 million to fend off tea party challenges,” recently told National Journal. “We’re going to be very aggressive and we’re going to get in their faces.”

Defending Main Street “plans to spend that money on center-right Republicans who face a triumvirate of deep-pocketed conservative groups–Heritage Action, Club for Growth and Freedom Works.”

LaTourette expressed his frustrations to the Associated Press, saying that “40, 42 House members have effectively denied the Republican Party the power of the majority” that it won in the 2010 election.

Breitbart.com writes “…groups like Defending Main Street will seek to rid the party of the candidates whom Tea Party voters enthusiastically support for not being co-opted by the Washington establishment once they were elected.”

In Michigan, as the Associated Press noted, Republican Reps. Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio will face primaries from candidates backed by the business community that has a lot of “pent-up frustration over GOP insurgents roughing up” their agenda. They are being challenged by establishment-backed candidates who would support House Republican leaders when they are at odds with the Tea Party. 

 

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