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Cash fueling GOP primary fight

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 02:59

Tea Party conservatives and the business wing of the GOP are going toe-to-toe in a slew of upcoming primaries. And both sides are spending big to win. Here's a preview.

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The battle for control of the Republican Party is moving from Capitol Hill. This is a terrible he could prove that the -- in a -- -- how would stand with them to the campaign trail. If Republicans -- Congressional primaries and both sides are spending big to win for Republicans are. Splintering along along many lines I think business first the Tea Party is one of the big ones Tea Party groups are going after incumbent Republicans. Who voted that and the two -- government shutdown. Fourteen party supporters a yes vote to reopen the government is also being read as yes votes on obamacare. If you forty targets include. Idaho moderate Mike Simpson. He's facing a Tea Party challenge from attorney Brian Smith. Backed by the conservative Club for Growth. Tea Party group freedom works. Pennsylvania congressman bill Shuster who also voted to end the shutdown. Is being challenged by candidates backed by the conservative medicine project visit us at Madison project dot com to learn more about the real record of bill Shuster. Illinois lawmakers -- shock and how to configure it also features distance for voting with Democrats and abandoning the tea party's effort. He found obamacare but by Texas senator Ted -- a number of who actively oppose this effort. They think real consequences -- in the senate. Thad Cochran of Mississippi is being challenged by Tea Party here Chris McDaniel with support from the senate conservatives fund and the Club for Growth. Chris -- A new strong conservative leader Mississippi needs in the US senate Club for Growth action is responsible for the content of this advertising. The biggest GOP target default Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who infuriated conservatives like cutting a deal to end the shutdown. It's a well funded fight conservative groups hauled in millions leading up to the shutdown battle on Capitol Hill and they are ready to use it. I think people thought after 2012 that the GOP would try to get its act together and they've just haven't they haven't really done anything since that election to. Repair any sort of problem internal problems they have it's about to get worse as mainstream Republicans plan counterattack. For the first time the US chamber of commerce is expected to spend money to help business friendly Republicans. Facing Tea Party challengers. While Republicans super strategist and fund raising giant Karl Rove is looking to fund viable conservatives. Translation goat Tea Party extremists. The first test is in early November a special runoff election to fill a vacant US congressional seat from Alabama. The Republicans are running one aligned with the Tea Party the other just endorsed by the US chamber of commerce. -- --

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Cash fueling GOP primary fight

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 02:59