Dirty tricks and politics–the GOP vs the Tea Party

Editorial

 

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HERE’S HOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S DIRTY ELECTION TRICKS WORKS:

“The scope of the effort to suppress activist-backed candidates has been broader and costlier than is widely understood, covering at least 20 House and Senate primariesGOP_VERSUS_TeaParty_compilation_RNC_MI-TeaParty from North Carolina to California, and from coastal Mississippi to the outer tip of Long Island.

The loose coalition of establishment forces encompasses two dozen advocacy groups, industry associations and super PACs that have raised and spent millions on behalf of Washington’s chosen candidates.

“Former Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan said the “quote ‘establishment’” had successfully divided up the primary map this year to avoid duplicating one another’s efforts.

Eventually, Duncan said, outside groups on the right may realize that they’re better off working with the national party than raging against it. Indeed, in many cases this year, national party favorites have tacked well to the right to win their primaries.

““I think we have to keep on winning. I think we have to show up and make sure that our candidates are not going to be complacent and that they start early,” Duncan said. “That wake-up call certainly seems to have gotten through.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/staggering-price-crushing-tea-party-108317.html#ixzz35lmJ9fCN

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