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  • Ted Cruz Doesn’t Disavow SCF Call to Defund NRSC

    07/02/2014 7:35:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 1, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski
    A conservative outside group whose efforts Sen. Ted Cruz backed has called for defunding the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Cruz, an NRSC vice chairman and Texas Republican, has not rebuked the effort. This weekend, Senate Conservatives Fund launched a campaign calling on conservatives to pledge not to give any money to the NRSC in the aftermath of last week’s runoff in the Mississippi Senate race. As is typical, the NRSC backed Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, while the SCF and other outside groups backed his failed challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel. “The Senate Republican establishment betrayed the grassroots and recruited Democrats...
  • Former VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Named New President of the Senate Conservatives Fund!

    06/11/2014 7:52:24 AM PDT · by DestroyLiberalism · 45 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | June 11, 2014 | Matt Hoskins
    Fellow Conservatives: We have very exciting news to share with you. Not only did the grassroots in Virginia score a major victory for freedom last night by defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary, but one of Virginia's strongest grassroots conservatives is joining our team. Starting today, Ken Cuccinelli, the former Attorney General of Virginia, will serve as the president of the Senate Conservatives Fund! If you don’t know Ken, he’s a principled fighter who is respected by the grassroots and is passionate about electing the next generation of conservative leaders. Throughout his time in public service,...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses Joni Ernst

    04/25/2014 6:03:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 4/25/14 | John Mccormack
    Matt Hoskins, the executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, announces in an email this morning that SCF is endorseing Joni Ernst in her race for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat: Joni Ernst is a state senator and a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. She's also a wife, a mom to three daughters, and a grandmother to six grandchildren. As a state senator, Joni Ernst has worked to limit government and promote economic growth. She helped pass the largest tax cut in the history of the state, which will return more than $4.4 billion in property tax...
  • Don’t Trust the ‘Shysters’ Who Say They Want to Defeat ‘Establishment Republicans’ (Ann Coulter)

    02/20/2014 6:13:08 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 79 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Ann Coulter and TV host Sean Hannity clashed on Wednesday over the tactics being used by some Tea Party lawmakers in Washington. While Hannity commended lawmakers for taking a stand for their principles, Coulter suggested the movement is being hijacked by “con men” who are “tricking Americans to send them money.” Coulter also criticized Tea Party lawmakers who are focusing on “defeating establishment Republicans” instead of Democrats because the party should be united in taking back the Senate in 2014 — regardless of which Republicans get elected to office. The ultimate goal should be to repeal Obamacare, she said. “You...
  • Is Ann Coulter now turning on Ted Cruz?

    02/20/2014 10:01:13 AM PST · by mandaladon · 98 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    First conservative icon Thomas Sowell turned on Ted Cruz, now it appears that Ann Coulter is souring on the Texas Republican as well. Sowell published two columns this week slamming Cruz for being self-serving. Coulter praised the first of Sowell’s columns in a tweet Wednesday. Later, in an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” Wednesday night, Coulter doubled down on her praise of Sowell’s anti-Cruz column: ”I never push anyone else’s column but mine. Today everyone has got to read Thomas Sowell’s article.” During the “Hannity” segment, Coulter attacked tea party groups for being filled with “shysters” and “conmen,” naming specifically...
  • Conservative insurgents strike blow against GOP Establishment

    01/15/2014 2:11:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2014 | Timothy P. Carney
    Cold cash, together with control of institutions, is what makes the Establishment the Establishment. But in the current Republican civil war, the insurgents have secured their own money pipelines, and they control their own institutions – which means the GOP leadership and its allies in the business lobby have a hard fight in front of them. The firing and hiring of conservative staffer Paul Teller makes it clear that the anti-establishment has built its own establishment. Teller was a House staffer for more than a decade, and was longtime executive director of the conservative Republican Study Committee. The RSC always...
  • The Single Biggest Thing You Can Do to Clean Up the GOP (after NRSC attacks Mark Levin)

    01/10/2014 3:15:27 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | Januiary 10, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    If you have not heard, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has attacked nationally syndicated conservative radio host and best selling author Mark Levin. They publicly attacked Mark Levin because the Jim DeMint created Senate Conservatives Fund (“SCF”) gives out copies of Mark Levin’s book. The NRSC alleges a quid pro quo relationship to help drive up the popularity of Levin’s book. The book was published in 2009 before SCF was a significant force and had already become a best seller before SCF gave out copies. This attack follows the National Republican Senatorial Committee (“NRSC”) attacking conservative businesses and threatening to...
  • 'Sleazy' GOP Establishment Targets Mark Levin

    01/10/2014 6:20:11 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    The communications director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) tried to smear conservative talk radio host Mark Levin Thursday by alleging that outside groups spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to make his book a best-seller, which they did not. Levin responded by saying he would hold Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and NRSC Chairman Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) personally responsible for the 'intimidation tactics.'
  • Mark Levin dismisses pay-to-play charge (by the National Republican Senatorial Committee)

    01/09/2014 3:40:38 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | January 9, 2014 | MANU RAJU and DYLAN BYERS
    Conservative talk-radio host Mark Levin is defending himself against charges that he engaged in a quid-pro-quo transaction with the Senate Conservatives Fund, promoting the right-wing group after it spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on his book. Since Sept. 10, SCF has spent $427,000 on copies of Levin's "Liberty and Tyranny," according to Federal Election Committee filings. Those books were given to donors who provided $25 or more to the group. In that time, Levin has frequently promoted the SCF on his show and on his Facebook page. "Senate Conservatives Fund is dedicated to electing true conservatives to the Senate!"...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund Leader Stirs Up Republican Anger

    01/09/2014 12:27:32 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 12:28 PM | Courtney Coren
    The leader of the Senate Conservatives Fund has become a controversial figure among Republicans for his willingness to back primary candidates against sitting GOP senators in the name of building a more conservative coalition. Matt Hoskins took over the fundraising operations for the group from former South Carolina GOP Sen. Jim DeMint when he left the Senate in 2012 to head up the conservative Heritage Foundation. Hoskins does most of his business from San Diego County, where he moved a few years ago to be closer to family. . . . . In this year's midterm elections, the Senate Conservatives...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund Ramps Up Earmarking Effort

    12/27/2013 10:27:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Roll Call ^ | December 26, 2013 | Kent Cooper
    Using a special method of fundraising that permits moving large amounts of funds to a candidate, a federal PAC has collected and forwarded more than $500,000 in earmarked contributions for five conservative Senate and House candidates. The Senate Conservatives Fund, a federal PAC that already gives contributions and makes independent expenditures for federal candidates, has reported collecting and forwarding $541,565 in earmarked contributions since May. During November they reported forwarding $201,460 to candidates. The PAC was founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and seeks to elect conservative candidates, but does not support liberal Republicans, and is not affiliated with...
  • Mitch McConnell: Senate Conservatives Fund ‘counterproductive’

    12/10/2013 6:27:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/13 | JOSE DELREAL
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) defended his condemnation of the Senate Conservatives Fund on Tuesday and stressed that despite his disputes with the organization he remains a fan of the tea party movement at large. “Let me make it clear: I’m a big fan of the tea party movement. It’s been extremely important in helping us regain the House and do well in the Senate in 2010,” McConnell told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto.
  • Meet the GOP group that’s blacklisted by the GOP

    11/13/2013 6:23:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/12/13 | CHRIS CILLIZZA
    Matt Hoskins is the executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, an outside group that has made waves with its willingness to endorse against sitting Republican senators. Prior to his work at SCF, Hoskins served as a top aide to then-South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint. Given how much animosity SCF is generating among establishment Republicans, we reached out to Hoskins to chat about the incoming his group is facing, what it means and how he envisions SCF’s role in future elections. Our conversation, conducted via e-mail, is below and has been edited only for grammar. FIX: Mitch McConnell told the...
  • NRSC takes on Senate Conservatives Fund (GOP-e issues mob-style threat on Tea Party consulting firm)

    11/07/2013 8:21:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/1/13 | AARON BLAKE
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee is taking an unusually aggressive posture toward one of its conservative antagonists, putting out word that GOP groups shouldn't hire a consulting firm that works with the Senate Conservatives Fund. The New York Times's Jonathan Martin reports: Even more striking, a senior official at the committee called individual Republican Senate campaigns and other party organizations this week and urged them not to hire the firm, Jamestown Associates, in an effort to punish them for working for the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group founded by Jim DeMint, then a South Carolina senator, that is trying to...
  • Mitch McConnell Embraces the Anti-Rush Limbaugh Playbook

    11/04/2013 4:16:37 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | November 4, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    For the last year, the left has engaged in an organized campaign to drive Rush Limbaugh off the air. Knowing they cannot go after Rush Limbaugh directly, the left has launched repeated boycotts against any advertisers who dare advertise while Rush Limbaugh is on. Consequently, some advertisers decided to stop advertising at all on political talk radio, depriving the genre as a whole of resources. And it still hasn’t hurt Rush Limbaugh. Mitch McConnell has decided to embrace the same strategy in his war against the Senate Conservatives Fund. He can’t attack the Jim DeMint created Senate Conservatives Fund outright,...
  • Republicans declare war on the Sen Conservatives Fund - SCF = "bullies with their noses in the air"

    11/02/2013 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 1, 2013 | REBECCA BERG
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee is punishing a Republican advertising firm for its work with the Senate Conservatives Fund, a conservative group that has fostered controversy within the Republican Party by challenging some GOP incumbents. The firm Jamestown Associates has worked for the SCF on many of its attack ads — and will no longer receive business from the NRSC as a result, the committee confirmed Friday. The move marks the opening salvo in a power struggle that has been brewing behind the scenes between the national Republican establishment and the SCF, which was founded by then-Sen. Jim DeMint of...
  • Mitch McConnell Attacks Conservative Group for Endorsing Primary Opponent

    10/20/2013 6:24:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/20/2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign spokeswoman Allison Moore attacked the Senate Conservatives Fund for endorsing McConnell’s primary challenger Matt Bevin on Friday. “Matt Bevin now has the dubious honor of standing with a self-serving D.C. fundraising group that made its name by recruiting and promoting unelectable candidates that ensured Barack Obama a majority in the Senate,” Moore said in a statement to the Washington Post. “They clearly care less about Kentuckians than they do about their reputation for supporting laughably bad candidates. Now they can add a New England bailout recipient who claims he went to MIT to their roster of...
  • McConnell Deal Includes Kentucky Kickback

    10/17/2013 10:29:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | 10/16/13 | Senate Conservatives Fund
    The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) criticized U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Wednesday for allowing a $2 billion Kentucky earmark to be added to the debt deal he negotiated with U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV). SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins made the following statement: "Americans are familiar with the 'Cornhusker Kickback' that Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson was given in exchange for his vote on Obamacare. Well now Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell has an Obamacare earmark of his own. "The McConnell-Reid deal not only funds Obamacare and suspends the debt limit, it also includes a provision in Section 123 that increases funding...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund Open to Backing McConnell Challenger

    07/31/2013 11:19:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    ALEXANDRIA, VA — The following statement was made today by Matt Hoskins, Executive Director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, regarding the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. "Mitch McConnell has cut deals with President Obama to raise the debt limit, increase taxes, and fund Obamacare and we believe Republicans in Kentucky deserve a chance to elect a true conservative who will fight for their values. Kentucky Republicans would also benefit from having a more electable candidate than Mitch McConnell. He's unpopular in Kentucky and could lose the race and cost Senate Republicans the majority. "We're open to supporting...
  • Time for Some GOP House Cleaning

    06/28/2013 2:55:10 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | 6-28-13 | Matt Hoskins
    Senator McConnell wasn't the only Republican who let us down. The bill passed with the support of 14 Republicans, including two conservatives who were backed by the Senate Conservatives Fund -- U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Many of you have contacted us with questions about our polices in dealing with conservatives who pledge to do the right thing in the campaign, but later break their promises once they're elected. We thought it might be helpful to share these questions and our answers with everyone. Q. Will my money be used to help senators who voted for...