“The Club for Growth PAC has endorsed the leaders of the Republican Party, oftentimes over the objections of the establishment. If Steve LaTourette had his way, we’d still have Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio and Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey.”
Club for Growth, which discloses its donors to the Federal Elections Commission, believes that its efforts help create the kinds of political figures who will make the Republican Party electable in the long run. “Principle is what creates electability,” Keller said.
“Steve LaTourette sounds like a liberal commentator on MSNBC,” Keller added.
The Republican Party is characterized by the media and political observers as having great internal conflict as it heads into the 2014 elections — a problem that the Democratic Party, which includes a progressive grassroots base and a party establishment much more aligned in its viewpoints, does not face, according to Washington insiders on both sides of the aisle.