First on CNN: Conservative group pushes to topple GOP leaders in Congress
February 4th, 2014
08:16 AM ET
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First on CNN: Conservative group pushes to topple GOP leaders in Congress

Washington (CNN) - A conservative group is launching a new campaign which calls on "the GOP leadership in both the House and the Senate to step aside."

ForAmerica told CNN that it's putting six figures behind its "Dump the Leadership" campaign between now and November's leadership elections.

The group says that its digital ads will target House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, as well as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Whip John Cornyn, and the group adds that the first paid spots are now up online.

"Time and again, year after year, the Republican leadership in the House and Senate has come to grassroots conservatives, and Tea Party supporters pleading for our money, our volunteers, our time, our energy and our votes," said ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell in a statement to CNN. "In return they have repeatedly promised not just to stop the liberal assault on our freedoms and our national treasury, but to advance our conservative agenda. It's been years. There is not a single conservative accomplishment this so-called 'leadership' can point to."

ForAmerica, which describes itself as "an online army of over 4.5 million people," is a conservative non-profit group which has often criticized congressional GOP leaders.


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  1. luke,az

    The circular firing squad is well under way. Let's see if the moderate Republicans can kick out the wing nut tea party.

    February 4, 2014 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  2. ed murphy

    these folks need to read Paine's Common Sense in which he stated clearly that religion had no place in our government. maybe the leadership of this fringe group would like to comment on that!

    February 4, 2014 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Anonymous

    I think they should run old John Wayne movies, featuring gun fights to solve social problems. It will invigorate the party's base and possibly result in ForAmerica and the Tea Party having a shoot out with the winner riding off into the sunset.
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    Personally, I wish somebody would hurry up and invent the warp drive so that the common sense folks can go find their own planet. The extremists can keep this ecological disaster in the makng, which, of course, they will blame on all of the liberals and moderates that left the planet. "Why didn't you warn us?"

    February 4, 2014 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Time and again, year after year, the Republican leadership in the House and Senate has come to grassroots conservatives, and Tea Party supporters pleading for our money, our volunteers, our time, our energy and our votes,"
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    You feeling used and abused ain'tcha?
    Yeah.
    Us too.

    February 4, 2014 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  5. Wake up People!

    Keep em coming DM!!

    February 4, 2014 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
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