This is the only way the TEA party could take over the Republican party. If the GOP takes on the right wing and loses there will be void at the top. The TEA party is not well enough organized yet nor well enough funded to initiate the action.
A new group was recently founded. It’s called The Conservative Victory Project. It’s leader is Steven J. Law.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate.
The group, the Conservative Victory Project, is intended to counter other organizations that have helped defeat establishment Republican candidates over the last two election cycles. It is the most robust attempt yet by Republicans to impose a new sense of discipline on the party, particularly in primary races.
“There is a broad concern about having blown a significant number of races because the wrong candidates were selected,” said Steven J. Law, the president of American Crossroads, the “super PAC” creating the new project. “We don’t view ourselves as being in the incumbent protection business, but we want to pick the most conservative candidate who can win.”
The Conservative Victory Project, which is backed by Karl Rove and his allies who built American Crossroads into the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle, will start by intensely vetting prospective contenders for Congressional races to try to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections.”
Karl Rove and his American Crossroads raised a lot of money for the 2012 election and used it to back losing candidates. What makes anyone think they will do better this time? I fully expect this new group to get some support from Democrats.