Some dirty laundry here.
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As we’ve reported, there’s an ongoing Republican civil war with the party leadership and big business on one side and conservatives on the other. The Chamber of Commerce has put up $50 million to defend moderate Republicans against conservative challengers in the upcoming primaries and there’s another new player on the block who will be throwing in cash to defeat conservatives.
It’s a group called the Republican Main Street Partnership and though they’ve been around for twenty years, they’re flexing their muscles this year.
To give you some perspective, the RMSP was formed in 1994 after the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives. They sought to offset the Gingrich Republicans who they saw as being too radical. We think they just liked being the minority party and getting a few crumbs from the table.
They are “centrist” or “moderate” in their political outlook.