Wednesday | January 15, 2003
The Hammer Pounds Away at GOP Moderates
The Hill, the right-leaning Capitol Hill alternative to Roll Call, reports that the recent payback against GOP Representative Chris Shays over his support for last year's campaign finance bill isn't limited to just Shays. Apparently new Majority Leader Tom DeLay is making life miserable for all GOP moderates in the House, including a direct $50,000 contribution to the Club for Growth, the Cato Institute-inspired PAC that guns for GOP Senators or Representatives who stray off of the right wing fiscal policy reservation. According to story in The Hill:
"Some of the centrist members have even charged that the Republican leadership is quietly working to oust several of them from Congress altogether, and warned that they may be forced to split with the party on crucial votes in coming months."
SotoPosted January 15, 2003 01:51 PM | Comments (38)