Comment: Moderate GOP PAC to target Justin Amash

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Moderate GOP PAC to target Justin Amash

A political group for middle-of-the road Republicans founded by former Bainbridge Township congressman Steve LaTourette is launching an online ad campaign designed to counter the influence of groups that he feels have pushed the party too far right.

"The reason that Harry Reid and the Democrats control the U.S. Senate is thanks to the efforts of the Club for Growth, Freedom Works and the Tea Party," LaTourette said in a Wednesday press release. "The far right's attempts to purge the GOP of people they find to be 'imperfect' needs to stop."

LaTourette's group, called the Main Street Advocacy Fund, said it's the "opening salvo" in an $8 million effort.


LaTourette has also expressed interest in aiding a moderate candidate to challenge incumbent Tea Party Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan.