Republican whales want more input into Senate races

Big donors in the GOP are tired of pouring money into races that feature the like of Todd Aiken and Richard Mourdock as candidates. They have formed a group who will back more establishment candidates, as well as give cash to incumbents being primaried by anyone they view as being "unelectable." New York Times: The group, the Conservative Victory Project, is intended to counter other organizations that have helped defeat establishment Republican candidates over the last two election cycles. It is the most robust attempt yet by Republicans to impose a new sense of discipline on the party, particularly in primary races. "There is a broad concern about having blown a significant number of races because the wrong candidates were selected," said Steven J. Law, the president of American Crossroads, the "super PAC" creating the new project. "We don't view ourselves as being in the incumbent protection business, but we want to pick the most conservative candidate who can...(Read Full Post)