Establishment Republican PACs

Peter King Starts Anti-Tea Party PAC

Alex Lazar, ABCNews.com

Seeking to unify anti-tea party forces, Rep. Peter King formed a new political action committee, American Leadership PAC, to promote an alternative to staunch conservative Repubs. “I want to create a presence for those like myself who feel Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are out of touch with the American people,” he said.

Boehner PAC Pushes Amnesty

Jonathan Strong, National Review Online

Senior GOP aides of a super PAC linked to Speaker John Boehner are lobbying House Republicans to pass the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, legislation that Boehner has said he will not bring to the House floor.

Tea Party PACs Clean Rove’s Clock

Let’s hope these results indicate Rove’s “Svengali-like power” over donors was broken by his catastrophic failures in 2012, and that donors are now demanding to know what the candidates stand for before they contribute. Once Rove’s donors start doing that, we are confident they will invest in principled conservatives like Sam Brownback, Mike Pence, Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, rather than the content-free vessels into which Rove pours “me-too” establishment Republicanism.