Monday, February 18, 2013
Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group that has fiercely supported free market principles and embraced the Tea Party movement, is considering getting involved in Republican primaries next year, which could pit the group against Karl Rove’s recently-created super PAC.
Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, said the group will consider threatening GOP lawmakers in primaries who increase spending or taxes.
After Rove created his “Conservative Victory Project,” many conservatives felt the group was meant to wage war against Tea Party candidates.6
The Senate Conservatives Fund, which was founded by Jim DeMint, said Rove’s super PAC “is actually an anti-conservative effort launched recently by the Republican establishment in Washington, DC to defeat grassroots conservatives.”