Karl Rove, who declared war on the Tea Party, now whining that donations to establishment GOP candidates are down

Karl Rove, who declared war on the Tea Party, now whining that donations to establishment GOP candidates are down

krlrvGOP establishment lover Karl Rove claims that the GOP may not take back the Senate because Republican donors are not supporting his moderate candidates. This despite the fact the Tea Party, contrary to his war on it, fielded several candidates in the last midterm elections of 2010 who won.

It appears that to the contrary, Rove is becoming toxic for Republican Party candidates.  According to Breitbart,

Last year, Rove formed the “Conservative Victory Project,” a group whose purported goal,according to the New York Times, is to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s effort to win control of the Senate.”

Breitbart News noted that after Rove formed a PAC to attack conservatives, donations dried up–“Rove’s organization has been so tarnished among the conservative base that candidates fear donors will not contribute to any group associated with him.” As a result, his network has “reloaded with groups that share donors but are technically not affiliated on paper with them” to try to deceive donors and voters even more.

Talk radio host Mark Levin has noted that many, if not most, of Rove’s Senate candidates lost in 2012.  He observed, “”But for the Tea Party, Pelosi would be Speaker.” Republican candidates would be wise to dissociate themselves from Rove and seek Tea Party support, otherwise, history shows Republicans can expect a repeat of Rove’s losses in 2010 and 2012.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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