Viguerie: Conservatives Should Boycott the National Republican Senatorial Committee
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MANASSAS, Va., June 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- In the wake of the National Republican Senatorial Committee's announcement that, after incumbent Senator Thad Cochran finished second in the Mississippi Republican primary, the NRSC is "all in for Thad" in the June 24 runoff, ConservativeHQ.com Chairman and author Richard A. Viguerie is calling for a boycott of the Republican Party's senate campaign committee.
"Conservatives should not feed the opposition," said Viguerie. "Thad Cochran is emblematic of everything that is wrong with the DC version of the Republican Party. After Mississippi's Republican voters rejected him it is unconscionable that the National Republican Senatorial Committee should attack Chris McDaniel, the top votegetter in the race to represent the Republican Party in November."
"Conservatives should not give a dime to the National Republican Senatorial Committee or the Republican National Committee for that matter until they stop running an incumbent protection racket that supports Big Government candidates like Thad Cochran against the clear preference of the GOP's grassroots voters," declared Viguerie.
"As I documented in my new book TAKEOVER, Thad Cochran is one of the Senate's least distinguished members," Viguerie said. "He has spent 42 years in Washington grasping after pork, not leading on the conservative agenda."
"In 2010, the year that the Tea Party swept Republicans back into the majority in the House on a platform of less spending and opposition to earmarks, Citizens Against Government Waste named Cochran the leading pork-seeker in the Senate because he had his name on 240 earmarked projects worth $490.2 million of our hard-earned dollars," observed Viguerie.
"If Thad Cochran is the Republican nominee in November he will be virtually indistinguishable from the Democrat's senate nominee, former Congressman Travis Childers," concluded Viguerie. "Both are the kind of old time pork-barreling deal makers who brought this country to the verge of bankruptcy through their out of control spending, deficits and over $17 trillion in debt."
Viguerie's call for a boycott of the National Republican Senatorial Committee came after NRSC spokesman Brad Dayspring told NBC News "We are all in for Thad," and attacked state Senator Chris McDaniel the top votegetter in Mississippi's GOP Senate Primary.
Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation) and one of the "conservatives of the century" (Washington Times). He is the author of the new book, Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It.