New Super PAC Wants to Dump All Incumbents

'We’re not interested in shifting power between Republicans and Democrats'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2012 1:13 PM CST
The Campaign for Primary Accountability supported Dennis Kucinich, seen here on Super Tuesday, in his failed primary bid against Marcy Kaptur.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

(Newser) – On Super Tuesday, the Campaign for Primary Accountability had its money behind two diametrically opposed candidates: Tea Party conservative Brad Wenstrup, and Dennis Kucinich. What did they have in common? Both were taking on long-entrenched incumbents. The Campaign is the rare super PAC that doesn't back any one candidate or ideology, the Washington Post explains. Instead, it's dedicated to waging primary battles against incumbents everywhere, in hopes of breaking the stranglehold of America's "permanent political class."

"We're trying to make the electoral system competitive," says its founder, the son of a Houston oil tycoon. Though most of the donors lean Republican, "We’re not interested in shifting power between Republicans and Democrats. We’re interested in shifting power between Congress and the people." Their next target: Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama, who is under ethics investigation, yet heavily favored against the relatively unknown state legislator running against him. (Read more Campaign for Primary Accountability stories.)

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