Cory Gardner, Mitch McConnell, NRSC, Chamber Donors May Squander Another $50 Million Against Republicans in 2020
During the Alabama Senate Primary in 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and disgraced GOP strategist Karl Rove, also undermined Moore — who ultimately won the primary anyway. Rove was twice-wrong in his election calls , 2012 and 2016.
The NRSC ran attack ads and a McConnell-backed super-PAC spent millions portraying Moore as “unfit for the Senate.” McConnell’s super PAC spent $8 million to boost Republican incumbent Sen. Luther Strange. McConnell also directed the NRSC to threaten consultants they’ll be cut off from future work if they Moore supporters, and the Senator’s top political lieutenants advised Strange’s campaign, too — a move reported to be “highly unusual.”
The NRSC is now on record de facto endorsing Alabama Democrat Doug Jones, who is covering up actual, documented criminal fraud against the voters of the state of Alabama perpetrated by Democratic Party-funded allies under the monicker, “Project Birmingham.” SEE OUR PREVIOUS BOMBSHELL STORY ON PROJECT BIRMINGHAM.
“ABRM, anyone but Roy Moore,” said Kevin McLaughlin, the NRSC’s executive director. “The only thing Doug Jones and I agree on is that his only prayer for electoral success in 2020 is a rematch with Roy Moore,” McLaughlin said, announcing his intent to throw GOP candidates in the fire for a Democratic incumbent.
Josh Holmes, McConnell’s former chief of staff, blasted Moore and former Trump advisor Steve Bannon, told The New York Times,
This is what happens when you let reckless, incompetent idiots like Steve Bannon go out and recruit candidates who have absolutely no business running for the U.S. Senate.
Nevada and Arizona are also battleground states where Republican ballot choices are under attack — by Republican leadership.
Kelli Ward (Arizona), Chris McDaniel (Missouri) and Danny Tarkanian (Nevada) are the jewels in Steve Bannon’s counter-insurgency crown, with the former Trump White House adviser vowing to wage political war against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
McConnell’s allies are threatening that anyone who runs on the GOP ticket and aligns with Bannon will be shut down.
“Steve Bannon is toxic, and we saw that in Alabama,” said Chris Pack, spokesman for Senate Leadership Fund, “Candidates that are drawn into Bannon’s universe will now have to answer for Bannon’s baggage, like supporting an accused child molester.”
Tarkanian wasn’t phased, saying, “Mitch McConnell’s argument is we need to support a guy like Dean Heller, who will do what’s politically expedient for himself over what’s best for our country because he has a better chance of being elected than I do.”
“I think that is why people are sick and tired of politicians.” he continued.