Skip to comments.Cantor-allied Young Guns Network urges non-Republicans to vote in Lugar race
Posted on 04/28/2012 11:51:23 AM PDT by Maelstorm
I reported the other day that the Young Guns Network, a group led by two former top aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is spending $100,000 in the primary between Sen. Richard Lugar and state treasurer Richard Mourdock in a bid to protect the Indiana incumbent - and here's what some of that mail looks like.
A lit piece that the YG Network dropped focuses, as they'd said it would, on energy policy - but it is targeted to non-Republicans, as it reminds voters that Indiana's GOP primary is an open one in which Democrats and independents can vote.
"Indiana does not have party registration," the mail piece says over a picture of a smiling child giving a thumbs-up sign. "You simply need to show up at your polling location on May 8, 2012 to vote for Senator Dick Lugar in the Republican Primary."
In case anyone didn't get the point, the piece adds, "You can vote in the May 8th Republican Primary election! The May 8th Election is open to all voters."
At other points ,the piece says Lugar, who is seen as facing an uphill battle against the conservative-backed insurgent, "has always represented mainstream Indiana values."
Republicans urging Democrats and independents to vote in open primaries was a major point of contention in the Mitt Romney-Rick Santorum fights in the Midwest in recent months. But in this case it's a group with ties to House GOP leadership urging non-Republicans to vote in the primary, and against the conservative favorite.
As Alex reported a little while ago, the establishment backing of Lugar is already showing cracks, with the American Action Network canceling its air support of the incumbent. So having a different group allied with the House leadership encouraging non-Republiacns to vote against the conservative-backed choice is almost certainly not going to play well with the base, or some of the Republican caucus.
There are also still ruffled feathers over the $25,000 donation Cantor made (he blamed a staff error) to a super PAC geared toward knocking out several House GOPers facing primaries.
Barney Keller, a spokesman for the Club for Growth, which has been laying down heavy cash on Mourdock's behalf, said of the mailer, Regrettably, Eric Cantors actions confirm the worst of what grassroots conservatives dislike about a Washington Republican leadership that is more interested in protecting its own than in promoting conservative principles and candidates.
I've emailed a spokesman for the group and will update if I hear back.
What these people did in Virginia is instructive. They do not play by the rules.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/thanking-rivals-by-name-mitt-romney-embraces-gop-nomination-at-gop-gathering/ ~ get Michelle to REPUDIATE Romney and we’ll think about a reconsideration, but I’m sticking with what I said.
I really don’t care what you clowns think. You’ve acted like a bunch of middle school girls through the whole election and I have even less respect for you than I do the democrats.
Cantor needs to get primaried.
He's a gun grabber. Good riddance to him.
He cannot be forgiven.
Cantor is a disgrace, and must be removed from any leadership position. My problems with him started years ago when I saw his “liberal” wife with him on CSPAN and my wife told me “never trust him!” Sh has been proven right ever since.
Well, yes, but didn’t Reagan and the two Presidents Bush have liberal wives too? Nancy spoke out against Oliver North in VA in 1994.
Bachmann was a threat to the cult of Palin. That is to be distinguished from Palin or even many Palin supporters. The Cult wanted the field cleared for when she ran for president, despite no indications that she would so. Therefore, the Cult had to destroy all in the way.
Is Obama being forced to husband his resources? THIS COULD BE HUGH AND SERIES!
Stay tuned for later events.
I don’t care what trash like you thinks.
I am living in Indiana. I will not support Dick Lugar because I have watched him in action. When I do write a letter to him, I get rude responses for not supporting UN causes.
That said any piece of nasty foulness like PNSN, should keep their foul pie hole shut lest they get Lugar re-elected.
PNSN is no “REAL” conservative. Just a hateful piece of garbage sent to us to ruin “real” conservatives.
A place in Hell is waiting for that person with their name burnt into it and yes PNSN, I am going to flash my “dirty pillows” right at ya once again. They are old a saggy too, you perv.
PNSN hates everyone, including his/herself. The feeling is entirely mutual.
Mitt spends millions on attacking - Patriot We The People, Pro Constitution candidates - should be a clue he disagrees with what they stand for.
Pity Americans who rejoiced and took part in that action - they are left with a hater of all that is good.