Friday, June 30, 2017

“Beyond stupid”: Pro-Trump Group Now Running Ads Against … Republican Senators

It’s one thing to play hardball, it another to play hardball with your own party, it’s yet something else to play hardball with your own party while they’re still trying to reach a deal among themselves on the toughest vote they’ll take all year.
They’re going for the jugular too by targeting Heller. He’s the single most vulnerable Republican senator on the ballot next fall, the lone GOPer seeking reelection in a state won by Hillary Clinton. If there’s anyone the White House should want to lay off for fear of souring local Republican voters on him, it’s him. And yet:
Here is one of the super-pac's ads
After a “super PAC” aligned with Mr. Trump started an ad campaign against Senator Dean Heller of Nevada when he said he opposed the bill, Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, called the White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, to complain that the attacks were “beyond stupid,” according to two Republicans with knowledge of the tense exchange…
Josh Holmes, Mr. McConnell’s former chief of staff, said, “That the White House is asking people to take a tough vote and then running ads against members while we’re still in negotiations is so dumb it’s amazing we even have to have the conversation.”…
The move against Mr. Heller had the blessing of the White House, according to an official with America First. Mr. Trump’s allies were furious that the senator would join Gov. Brian Sandoval, who accepted the Medicaid expansion under the health law and opposes the Republican overhaul, to blast the bill.
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