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Conservative Group Takes Sides in Michigan G.O.P. Primary (Amash)
thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ^ | 2/13/14 | Nicholas Confessore

Posted on 02/14/2014 5:58:33 AM PST by cotton1706

The country’s biggest conservative political organization announced Wednesday that it was diving into a bitter Republican primary in Michigan, its first such intervention into the broader battle between GOP-leaning business groups and Tea Party conservatives.

The group, Americans for Prosperity, will spend about $230,000 on advertisements thanking Representative Justin Amash, for fighting against President Obama’s signature health care law, officials there said — a shot across the bow of establishment donors who are rallying behind his challenger, Brian Ellis.

The ads do not attack Mr. Ellis, and officials at Americans for Prosperity said the commercial should not be construed as an endorsement of Mr. Amash. But the decision to get into a hotly contested primary on behalf of one of the most aggressive lawmakers hints at the delicate line the group is trying to walk: to maintain its credibility with other conservatives seeking to reshape the Republican Party without committing itself to an expensive internecine struggle that could endanger its chances of retaking the Senate this year.

“Congressman Amash has been a rock-solid vote for free-market issues in the House, and has been a leader on efforts to stop Obamacare,” said Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity. “A.F.P. is well known for holding members accountable when they vote the wrong way; we think it’s also important to thank those who do the right thing and stand up against big-government laws like Obamacare that are hurting so many American families.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: americans4prosperity; elections; kochbrothers; michigan

1 posted on 02/14/2014 5:58:33 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

If you’re involved in the Tea Party, 9/12, or ANY other grassroots groups, the new IRS rules will make it ILLEGAL for you to:

Mention a candidate up for re-election within 60 days of an election. That includes every single member of the House of Representatives – you won’t be able petition your own representatives.
Register voters.
Call for the election or defeat of a political candidate.
Hold candidate forums so voters can decide who would best represent them.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 7:28:44 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

“If you’re involved in the Tea Party, 9/12, or ANY other grassroots groups, the new IRS rules will make it ILLEGAL for you to:

Mention a candidate up for re-election within 60 days of an election. That includes every single member of the House of Representatives – you won’t be able petition your own representatives.
Register voters.
Call for the election or defeat of a political candidate.
Hold candidate forums so voters can decide who would best represent them.”

Well, neither President Obama nor the IRS seem to give a damn about the law so all these rules should be openly flouted. Let them sue and prosecute...after conservative candidates get elected.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 7:34:21 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Walter Jones has been getting ads from AFP. So has Joe Heck.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 2:51:43 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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