According to the Huff Post, this step by the progressive outfit CREDO means the new big-spending super PAC model, which can accept unlimited donations, to back extensive local organizing and “education” aimed at defeating 10 members of Congress seen by the left as the worst of the worst.
The super PAC will support local organizing in ten districts represented by Tea Party Republicans who are vulnerable in the 2012 elections, says Chicago’s Sun Times. The operation will need an estimated $3 million to target the most extreme Tea Party Republicans.
“We’re talking about some of the most odious members of Congress. Even for Republicans these guys are low,” said Campaign Manager Matthew “Mudcat” Arnold.
He continued: “We’re going to empower local activists to organize their friends and neighbors to lay out the truth about their representatives in the most basic terms.”
“They are anti-woman. They are anti-science. They are hypocritical, bigoted, and have said and done things that are downright crazy. They’ve done more to embarrass their constituents than they have to govern or work toward solutions. They are unfit for Congress, and we’re going to help their constituents hold them accountable.”
The first targets of CREDO are Reps. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Steve King (R-Iowa), Allen West (R-Fla), Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), Frank Guinta (R-N.H.), and Chip Cravaack (R-Minn).
For example, Frank Guinta was stated by the Crew as ‘radically corrupt and extremely anti-woman’. Guinta ‘fudged the numbers and cooked the books to buy a seat in Congress.’
The Super PAC official site also assures that Mr Guita is still being investigated by the FEC for loans he made to his campaign. Guinta was an advocate of a total ban abortion without any exceptions, not even to save the life of a woman.
He is reported to believe that Obama is trying to bring socialism to the US. Along with Guinta the rest of the politics were described and stated in the similar way.
Despite the fact that super PACs can accept unlimited donations, the group with 11,000 donors, it is much more a grassroots organization.
“We’re taking the traditional super PAC model and turning it on its head – to put power back in the hands of the people, instead of consolidating it in the hands of corporate executives and the ultra-wealthy,” said Becky Bond, president of the CREDO super PAC.
“Where Karl Rove and the Koch brothers can use shady money from a few hidden donors to fund a barrage of TV attack ads, this super PAC will empower local voters and our list of 2.5 million activists to build a grassroots campaign that is as hard hitting as it is progressive.“
“Using innovative tactics, technology, and good, old fashioned grassroots organizing, we’re going to kick some Tea Party congressmen out of office,” Bond added.
“We’ll engage millions of activists to power a unique, effective and unabashedly progressive field campaign, with staff, offices and volunteers in all 10 districts – and deal a knockout blow to tea party extremism in Congress,” promises CREDO.