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Patriot Majority PAC Going After Tea Party Candidates

Patriot Majority

First Posted: 05/29/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:00 PM ET

Patriot Majority PAC, a group created last year by Democratic Party strategist Craig Varoga, has a new mission -- make sure the U.S. House and Senate stay Tea Party free.

"Americans need to confront the dangerous ideas of the tea party movement head on, without any fear, before they gain any additional traction in the legislative process or the 2010 elections," Varoga told the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza.

Varoga's PAC hopes to combat the influence of the Tea Party by targeting 12 to 15 races involving candidates from the conservative movement and launching an independent counter-attack of television, radio and online ads, according to Cillizza.

As the electoral battles go forward, Varoga also hopes to establish Patriot Majority PAC as an archive of negative information on the Tea Party movement. In a tweet on Monday, the PAC asked "Citizens Across US to Help Monitor Violence."

"Patriot Majority PAC does not coordinate with candidates. Patriot Majority PAC may not make any disbursements in cooperation, coordination, or consultation with or at the request of a campaign committee, caucus campaign committee, or party committee," the group's website says.

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