- Strategy now focuses on the November election and helping Democrats defeat Republicans who opposed Haslam’s Common Core and Obamacare expansion agenda.
- Forming a 527 to launder the money?
- Do they REALLY want to go there again?
RTP has learned high-level meetings have taken place among some of the same individuals who carried out the unprecedented attack on sitting Republican legislators at the direction and/or consent of Gov. Bill Haslam, his chief of of staff Mark Cate and others.
Under discussion was an assault focusing on up to nine Republicans who have significant Democrat opposition and who are considered potentially vulnerable. All but two of the targets are incumbent members of the legislature. The idea would be to have a new PAC swoop in at the last minute and run negative ads against the Republicans, the theory being the winning Democrats would be more amenable to supporting the governor on Common Core and Medicaid expansion.
RTP will stop for a moment and let that last paragraph sink in for members of the GOP caucus. The governor and/or his staff and/or his allies are going to actually try to defeat Republicans who disagree with the governor and elect Democrats instead?
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