Sleazy Left Funds ‘Main Street Republicans’

George Soros
The GOP establishment are ramping up their efforts to attack Tea Party conservatives in an effort to prevent them from winning elections. In fact, while lecturing the Tea Party on not primarying an incumbent Republicans, the GOP establishment is threatening to primary Senator Mike Lee, a favorite of many in the Tea Party. In addition, as TPNN reported previously, there is a well-known war being waged by House Speaker John Boehner, GOP operative Karl Rove, and the Chamber of Commerce against the Tea Party.

Michelle Malkin sheds light today on the ‘Main Street Republicans’ and other PACs posing as right of center groups that are actually funded by the left. 

What do George Soros, labor unions and money-grubbing former GOP Rep. Steven LaTourette all have in common? They’re control freaks. They’re power hounds. They’re united against tea party conservatives. And they all have operated under the umbrella of D.C. groups masquerading as “Main Street” Republicans.

LaTourette heads up the so-called “Main Street Partnership,” which claims to represent “thoughtful,” “pragmatic,” “common sense” and “centrist” Republican leadership. Reality check: The pro-bailout, pro-debt, pro-amnesty, anti-drilling group founded by former liberal New York GOP Congressman Amory Houghton includes three liberal Senate Republicans (John McCain, Mark Kirk and Susan Collins) and 52 center-left House Republicans. LaTourette himself is a self-serving Beltway barnacle who held office for nearly two decades. Now he’s leveraging his new tea party-bashing platform to benefit a family-operated lobbying business.

The New York Times shed light on LaTourette’s tangled web of GOP establishment outfits last week. But that story just scratched the surface. As the paper reported, the Main Street Partnership is a nonprofit group that charges members up to $25,000 per year to rub elbows with Washington’s rich and powerful. The Main Street Advocacy Fund and the Defending Main Street SuperPAC are political satellites planning to amass $8 million to bolster Republican liberals and moderates facing tea party challengers in 2014. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is LaTourette’s lobbying firm.

The Times notes that “corporations and lobbyists” fund the Main Street Partnership. But far-left donors provided seed money for these affiliated K Street fronts. 

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