Skip to comments.Rebel Conservatives Lead Way in G.O.P. Fund-Raising
Posted on 02/01/2014 6:40:02 AM PST by cotton1706
Insurgent conservative organizations raised more money last year than the leading Republican establishment outside groups, whose bulging bank accounts and ties to major donors have been their most potent advantage in the struggle over the G.O.P.'s future, according to interviews with officials and new campaign filings.
The shift in fortunes could have an enormous impact in 2014, as warring Republican factions prepare to square off in a series of Senate and House primaries around the country and Republican leaders seek to rein in activists who they believe have fractured and endangered the party with policies that alienate independent-leaning voters.
Emboldened by activists fury over compromises Republican leaders have struck with Democrats on federal spending, the conservative groups are preparing to muster political spending in formidable amounts to augment their grass-roots muscle in a challenge to Republicans aligned with party regulars.
The boom in conservative fund-raising is already playing out in the broader struggle for control of the Senate. Americans for Prosperity, the free-market advocacy group founded by the libertarian billionaire David Koch, has become by far the biggest single spender on early-campaign issue advertisements against Democratic incumbents: Since October, it has spent more than $23 million, chiefly on attacks on Democrats for supporting President Obamas health care law.
That spree underscores the shifting balance in power within the party. During the 2012 campaign, Republican leaders counted on Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, the political nonprofit set up by the G.O.P. strategist Karl Rove, to soften Democratic candidates with issue ads during the early campaign season. Now that job is falling largely to Americans for Prosperity, which has often been critical of Republican leaders strategy on issues like the debt ceiling, and which has worked aggressively to reshape the party.
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The NYT describes Al-Queda terrorist more favorably.
I will not give a dime to the RNC I will pick and choose
Republican leaders are wrong. It's their strategies and policies that are fracturing and endangering the party and alienating independent voters.
Whoops! Nevermind. I forgot for a second that this is the NYT.
same here......screw the RNC
RNC will ever see a dime from me.
That's what I'm doing. It's good to see more and more people of a like mind.
I'm also no longer going to support whoever wins the primary. It has to be a real conservative. If not I won't vote. Too many times I've seen liberal Pubs abandon conservative Pubs on a big issue (obamacare, abortion, marriage, judges, immigration).
Do not donate to RNC. Never will. I only back conservatives.
Is all of this accurate? I thought McC had like 20 times the money Bevin has raised. McC leads, 17-3, in hits on each of their Wikipedia pages.
That is the way it should be.
It is talking about organizations, not candidates.