They’re Coming for Mike Lee

It is extremely notable that Manu Raju of the Politico has written that the establishment intends to destroy Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mike Lee97%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard97%. Raju serves a the court stenographer for the Senate GOP leadership. His pieces are routinely littered with the conventional wisdom and talking points of the Senate GOP leadership. He has more than once anticipated Senate GOP leadership strategy based on their conversations with him.

So when Manu Raju says the establishment intends to go on offense against the tea party by beating Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mike Lee97%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard97% in the Utah Republican Primary, we can be sure Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mitch McConnell67%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard67%, the NRSC, etc. will be stepping aside and failing to give Lee the support they gave Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Thad Cochran51%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard51%, etc.

Of note, the story focuses on Jon Huntsman, Sr., who remains well respected in Utah. Huntsman, you will recall, is the man who spread the rumors about Herman Cain in 2012, in an effort to help his son, Jon Huntsman the lesser, run for President. All he managed to accomplish was taking out Herman Cain and getting his granddaughter an MSNBC show.

But Huntsman is clearly planning on destroying Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mike Lee97%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard97% to gain a tea party scalp and the GOP establishment in D.C. clearly plans on standing aside to let it happen.

And they have a financial advantage. Huntsman has deep pockets as does the establishment. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mike Lee97%Senate Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard97% needs to drive up his fundraising. We need to help him.

I’m quite serious here. These guys want an incumbent tea party conservative’s scalp and they’ve set <span data-mcid="L000577" …read more    

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