A new super PAC is on a mission to take down the Tea Party, by targeting Illinios Rep. Joe Walsh and other 2012 candidates it describes as the "most odious members of Congress."
The super PAC is born out of California-based cell phone company CREDO Mobile, which was originally opposed to super PACs before deciding to fight fire with fire and create one of their own.
In addition to Walsh, the group will raise money to defeat Tea Party Reps. Frank Guinta (NH), Sean Duffy (Wis.), Steve King (Iowa), Chip Cravaack (Minn.), Allen West (Fla.), and four other candidates yet to be named.
"We're not supporting any Democratic candidates," said Becky Bond, head of CREDO Super PAC. "That's not what we’re doing. We're working for defeat. ... It's not about whether you agree or disagree with every Democratic candidate on the issues, it's about getting Joe Walsh out of office."
"We're talking about some of the most odious members of Congress. Even for Republicans these guys are low," said CREDO's campaign manager in a statement. "We're going to empower local activists to organize their friends and neighbors to lay out the truth about their representatives in the most basic terms: They are anti-woman. They are anti-science. They are hypocritical, bigoted, and have said and done things that are downright crazy."
A recent poll conducted by the Democratic-leaning group Public Policy Polling suggested that Walsh was vulnerable, trailing his Democratic rivals in Illinois' 8th District with an approval rating of 28 percent.
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