Conservative Group Spends Big to Oust ... GOP Leaders?

ForAmerica promises 6-figure campaign
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2014 11:21 AM CST
Conservative Group Spends Big to Oust ... GOP Leaders?
John Boehner, accompanied by, from left, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, finishes a news conference, Oct. 8, 2013.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The so-called GOP civil war may be going from cold to hot. The conservative group ForAmerica tells CNN that it intends to spend six figures on a campaign it's calling "Dump the Leadership," aimed at deposing all the GOP's leaders in both the House and Senate. "Time and again, year after year, the Republican leadership in the House and Senate has come to grassroots conservatives … pleading for our money, our volunteers, our time," the group's chairman says. "It's been years. There is not a single conservative accomplishment this so-called 'leadership' can point to." The group is vowing "significantly" more spending than the $200,000 it dropped to promote defunding ObamaCare, notes the Hill.

The group says it's got digital ads online now, but it's unclear if those ads will attempt to convince voters to oust John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and Co., or attempt to convince other GOP lawmakers to depose them. It's not the group's first swipe at leadership, either; it has repeatedly attacked McConnell for striking deals with Democrats, once dubbing him a "chicken" for not fighting hard enough to defund ObamaCare. (More ForAmerica stories.)

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