Tags: tea | party | pac | traitors

Tea Party PAC Targets 87 GOP 'Traitors'

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 08:27 PM

By Cathy Burke

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A tea party PAC is targeting 87 Republicans — including House Speaker John Boehner — who voted for the deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, saying it’ll look for challengers to the incumbent "traitors," BuzzFeed reported Wednesday.

The Tea Party Leadership Fund, a PAC affiliated with TheTeaParty.net, calls its fundraising push "Primaries for Traitors Fund," BuzzFeed reported.

"From our perspective, we see this as a signature vote. You can’t be a conservative and vote to raise the debt ceiling," said the fund’s treasurer, Dan Backer.

Editor's Note: Govt Prohibited From Helping Seniors (Shocking)

"I recognize there are some places where voters may actually think that was the right vote. And there may be places where you have an incumbent who wins with 90 percent of the vote every time and there’s not a credible challenger. I recognize that, but we’re certainly going to do our best."

Backer says the group has honed in on a few specific members to start—Boehner in Ohio, Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, New York Rep. Peter King, North Carolina Rep. Robert Pittenger, and Louisiana Rep. Charles Boustany.

"Our goal is to keep going one after another after another as our resources allow. To get our feet wet, we’re starting out with a few, but nobody is going to get a pass," he vowed.

According to Open Secrets, the tea party PAC spent around $27,000 in support of two Republican candidates last cycle and no money against Republican incumbents.

Backer said the long odds of ousting the incumbents isn’t a deterrent.

"Everyone says, ‘We want to elect leaders.’ No we don’t. We’re electing representatives," Backer said. "If they were good representatives they shouldn’t have taken that vote. And if we’re wrong, they’ll win their primary and that’s healthy for democracy."

Related Stories:


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Poll: Va. Voters Lukewarm to a Clinton Presidential Run

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 11:48 AM

Hillary Clinton may be dominating many national polls as the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nominee, but in Virgin . . .

Sen. Joe Manchin: Obama Cannot Help Hagan, Landrieu, Begich

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 11:44 AM

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has been hitting the campaign trail for three embattled senators while admitting that Presid . . .

Changing Demographics Make Iowa Senate Race Tough to Call

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 11:28 AM

With just two weeks to go until the midterm elections, Iowa's first Senate race in 30 years is extremely close, and the  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved