Super Pac Aims To Support Non-Incumbents, Change “Politics As Usual”
The Campaign for Primary Accountability didn’t back Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich or any other incumbents during Super Tuesday, that’s because the Super Pac is one of the few of its kind to oppose “politics as usual.”
Instead the group showed support for Tea Party conservative Brad Wenstrup and Dennis Kucinich. Those candidates were chosen because they are not part of the “long-entrenched incumbents” system.
The group strongly opposes backing one candidate or ideology for fear that such backing has led to a stranglehold of America’s “permanent political class.”
Speaking to the Washington Post the Super Pac’s founder, the son of an oil tycoon noted:
“We’re trying to make the electoral system competitive.”
While most of the Super Pac donors are Republican the group claims:
“We’re not interested in shifting power between Republicans and Democrats. We’re interested in shifting power between Congress and the people.”
The group isn’t just showing support for lesser known or lesser supported candidates, the group works to expose corrupt politicians who are still managing to secure victories. The groups newest target is Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama who is under ethic investigation but still favored against unknown legislators running against him.
Do you think we need more groups like the Campaign for Primary Accountability to ensure we aren’t stuck with “politics as usual” for the rest of our lives?