December 27, 2013
The Republican establishment and outside groups like Karl Rove’s American Crossroads and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are trying to blunt the influence of conservatives inside and outside of Congress to make it easier to pass amnesty.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, these groups are “preparing an aggressive effort to groom and support more centrist Republican candidates for Congress in 2014’s midterm elections.”
The Chamber of Commerce plans to spend at least $50 million to wage war against conservative and Tea Party candidates during the 2014 midterm elections while Rove’s American Crossroads is reloading as well. They hope that “a less restive Republican caucus” will pave the way for initiatives like immigration reform. The Chamber of Commerce has indicated it may also pressure incumbent Republicans in moderate districts who are not on board with amnesty to get their support.