Conservative Group Launches 'Dump The Leadership' Campaign To Oust GOP Leaders

02/04/2014 10:58 am ET
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ForAmerica, a conservative nonprofit group, told CNN Tuesday that it will push to get rid of the Republican party's current leadership team in Congress with a petition and digital advertisements.

"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," ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell said 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."

The group told CNN that they will run digital ads targeting House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), as well as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas).

Concurrent to the ads is a petition push on the group's Facebook page and website.

ForAmerica rallied against the Affordable Care Act last September along with Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

The Wall Street Journal reported in December that the House's Republican leadership aims to discipline the party's more conservative members and achieve consensus on legislation ahead of this year's elections.

ForAmerica did not return a request for comment as to which members they'd prefer to have leading the party in Congress.

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