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TomCADem

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Sat Nov 2, 2013, 02:15 AM Nov 2013

Conservative Groups Seek Control of GOP Agenda [View all]

Source: Associated Press

Virtually unknown outside Washington, a coalition of hard-line conservative groups is fighting to seize control of the Republican agenda.

Tea party allies like the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and Heritage Action for America showed their might by insisting that the GOP embrace the government shutdown that hurt the nation's economy and the party's reputation.

Now emboldened, these groups are warning that their aggressive agenda-pushing tactics aren't over — and they're threatening retribution against Republicans who stand in their way.

"They refuse to learn," Chris Chocola, a former Indiana congressman who leads the Club for Growth, says of lawmakers who buck the will of right-leaning groups. His group is already seeking or supporting primary challengers for 10 congressional Republican incumbents seeking re-election next fall.


Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/conservative-groups-driving-gop-agenda-20754620



I think the real story is that these hardline groups are often fronts for right wing billionaires to bully an entire political party into carrying out their bidding.
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