Back in mid-October, FreedomWorks for America, a political action group affiliated with Tea Party moneybag David Koch and led by Republican activist Matt Kibbe, blasted Senator Mitch McConnnell for making a deal with Democrats to keep the federal government of the United States of America. “Republican leadership has completely lost its way. Not only is this proposal a full surrender – it’s a complete surrender with presents for the Democrats. Apparently Mitch McConnell’s idea of a ‘compromise’ is to increase the debt limit, fully fund a broken health care law, and promise talks of increasing spending down the road.”
FEC records show that FreedomWorks wasn’t just blowing hot air. The PAC was angry enough to spend over $20,000 on a media campaign opposing the re-election of Mitch McConnell. Will FreedomWorks spend more money attacking Republican members of Congress in 2014?
It’s likely. In the 2012 election cycle, FreedomWorks devoted over a million dollars to bringing down Republicans it deemed to be insufficiently anti-government.