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Joni Ernst Supports Government Agency Her Tea Party Backers Hate

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Recent Democratic political messaging and a number of news reports have compared Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst to tea party darling and ...

Absentee Senator Pat Roberts Survives Bruising Kansas Primary

Erik Ose | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Roberts appeared vulnerable earlier this year after questions were raised about his residency in Kansas, similar to what helped defeat veteran Sen. Richard Lugar two years ago.

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...

Ken Cuccinelli Nabs Big New Gig

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Ken Cuccinelli, who lost the 2013 Virginia governor's race to Democrat Terry McAuliffe, is the new president of the Senate Conservatives Fund. The ...

Paul Blumenthal

Establishment Republicans Swamp Conservatives In Idaho GOP Primary Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A host of D.C.-based corporate lobbying groups have banded together to protect Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) from a tea party primary chal...

Paul Blumenthal

Democratic Mega-Donors Dominate Super PAC Race As Republicans Hide In 'Dark Money'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. heads into the third national election since the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, super PACs are still raking in the ...

Jennifer Bendery

Tea Party Group Somehow Tries To Blame Mitch McConnell For Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tea party group released a new ad on Tuesday claiming that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is the reason Kentucky is "s...

Tom Cole To Outside Groups: 'You Are Welcome To Come, But You Ought To Look At Your Track Record'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), an ally of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and frequent voice for moderation in the Republication caucus, said in an inte...

Jon Ward

Mike Huckabee Raises Specter of Holocaust In Warning Tea Party To Back Off Purity Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Whether or not Mike Huckabee is at all serious when he says he's thinking about another presidential run in 2016, what he says still mat...

Luke Johnson

Conservative Group Endorses Obama Relative

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sign of conservative appetite to unseat incumbent Republicans, the Senate Conservatives Fund announced Tuesday that it was endorsin...

Paul Blumenthal

Shutdown Bad For Conservative Group's Bottom Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Conservatives Fund, a leader in the push to defund Obamacare, saw its fundraising drop in October as its strategy fizzled and the...

Jason Linkins

Steve Lonegan Claims The NRSC Never Came Through With Promised Campaign Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

You guys remember Steve Lonegan? Seems like only a week or so ago that the three-term Mayor of Bogota, N.J., was losing what most rational observers t...

Paul Blumenthal

Here's The Real Reason We Aren't Done With Shutdowns

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the 16-day government shutdown earlier this month produced devastating poll numbers for the GOP, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McCo...

Paul Blumenthal

Right-Wing Group Reaps Shutdown Fundraising Jackpot

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Conservatives Fund posted record fundraising numbers in September as it backed the congressional campaign to defund Obamacare...

McConnell's Tea Party Opponent Backed By Conservative Group

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

The GOP primary challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received an endorsement Friday from the Senate Conservatives Fund, a PAC ...

Luke Johnson

Conservative Groups Target GOP Senator After Budget Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two conservative groups endorsed a primary challenger to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) Thursday, one day after Cochran voted for a biparti...

Parties Race To Use Shutdown For 2014 Leverage

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats have wasted little time trying to use the first federal government shutdown in a generatio...

Ted Cruz Takes A Beating From Senate Republicans

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), railed against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at a private lu...

Paul Blumenthal

'Defund Obamacare' Campaign Brings In Big Bucks

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee connected to Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, raised its largest-ev...

Conservatives Press McConnell On Obamacare

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A conservative group is launching a radio ad challenging Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to oppose any money for President Bara...

Conservative Group's Attack On McConnell Misleading

FactCheck.org | Zachary Piaker, with Robert Farley | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. A conservative group misleadingly claims Sen. Mitch McConnell “funded the implementation ...

GOP Wars: The Establishment Strikes Back

Alex Knepper | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Alex Knepper

Organizations like the Conservative Victory Fund indicate that the establishment is done playing ball with these radicals -- and that it is ready to begin the work of reclaiming the GOP from its fringe elements. And not a moment too soon.

Paul Blumenthal

How DeMint Could Change Heritage Foundation

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) resignation from the Senate and appointment to lead the Heritage Foundation jolted Washington on Thursday. It...

Sam Stein

Jim DeMint's Mixed Senate Legacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) announced on Thursday he will retire from the Senate and head off to run the Heritage Foundation, the preeminen...

DeMint Explains Shock Resignation

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) told radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday that he plans to remain an effective mouthpiece for conservative politicians -- may...