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Karl Rove does US a favor in taking on the Tea Party

THE TEA Party has spent two election cycles now targeting establishment Republicans. But now that the Republican establishment is starting to fight back, the Tea Partiers are crying foul.

A new group, the Conservative Victory Project, will try to protect Republican Senate incumbents from challenges by hard-right candidates. The new super PAC will also try to recruit experienced conservative candidates and weed out far-right hopefuls whom it considers too extreme or inflammatory to win. This effort comes after controversial comments about rape and pregnancy by ultra-conservative Senate candidates Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock helped doom the GOP’s chances of winning control of the Senate last year.

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