The Conservative Victory Project: Can the GOP tame its Tea Party wing?

Karl Rove has founded a new group to help defeat far-right candidates in Republican primaries

Karl Rove is repurposing his 2012 Super PAC to keep the GOP's far-right leadership in check.
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The biggest donors in the GOP are using their considerable financial ammunition to take aim at members of their own party. According to Jeff Zeleny at The New York Times, a new group, the Conservative Victory Project, has been created to help organize opposition to far-right conservative candidates who may derail Republican efforts to win back the Senate. Says Zeleny:

The Conservative Victory Project, which is backed by Karl Rove and his allies who built American Crossroads into the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle, will start by intensely vetting prospective contenders for Congressional races to try to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections.

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