Skip to main content
Tags: Campaign | Primary | Accountability | super | PAC | incumbents

New Super PAC Targets House Incumbents From Both Parties

Thursday, 08 March 2012 01:43 PM EST

A super PAC out of Texas is aiming to defeat incumbents of both parties. To further its goal, the Campaign for Primary Accountability recently threw its weight behind a tea party favorite and a liberal icon, The Washington Post reported.

The group spent nearly $190,000 in support of leading liberal Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, in his unsuccessful primary race against Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, who began serving in Congress in 1983, and GOP tea party favorite Brad Wenstrup, who challenged Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio. Kucinich lost in his redrawn district but Wenstrup, who has never held office, won, the Post reported.

The group was started by the son of a Houston construction magnate and is targeting longtime incumbents in the House.

“We’re trying to make the electoral system competitive, so that Congress will become more accountable to the voters,” Leo Linbeck, the founder of the new super PAC, told the Post. “It’s not about policy, it’s about governance. We’re not interested in shifting power between Republicans and Democrats. We’re interested in shifting power between Congress and the people.”

The group promises to use its war chest of almost $2 million to target numerous incumbents. The group chose to back Kucinich over Kaptur because of his independence. “No one was ever more independent, no one has ever accused Dennis Kucinich of being beholden to party leadership,” Curtis Ellis, spokesman for the Campaign for Primary Accountability, told the Post.



© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


237
2012-43-08
Thursday, 08 March 2012 01:43 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

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
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved