Monday, May 19, 2014

GOP establishment targets Justin Amash

Establishment takes on die-hard tea partier - Anna Palmer & Jake Sherman -

May 8, 2014 - "The establishment scored huge victories in primary races Tuesday. Their next potential target: Rep. Justin Amash.

"Business groups, executives in Michigan and even some of his fellow home state Republicans are abandoning the hard-line tea party conservative, famous in Washington for voting “no” on bills as wide ranging as the debt ceiling to defense funding....

"The primary race is in the beginning stages of what could be an epic throwdown in August between the business community, usually reluctant to play in a Republican primary, and big conservative outsiders, including the Koch brothers and the Club for Growth, who are dumping money into Amash’s campaign.

"It is just one example of the many battles playing out in Republican races all across the country, where an emboldened establishment wing has accused movement conservatives of straying too far from the party’s pro-business roots — and winning....

"Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Amash isn’t a 'serious member of Congress,' and added ... 'this is a guy willing to work with San Francisco Democrats to protect bait fish, and at the same time he’s Al Qaeda’s best friend in the Congress'....

”'I opposed Nunes’ water bill on constitutional grounds, and his comments are unbecoming of a representative,' Amash said."

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