“Dump West,” the new George Soros-backed Super PAC charged with the task of taking out Rep. Allen West (R-FL), will file with the FEC as early as next week, according to documents obtained by the Shark Tank.
And judging by some of the names involved in the project, it looks like the group desperately wants to see the retired Lieutenant Colonel voted out of office.
“Top national Democratic operative Charles Halloran has been retained … to target Congressman Allen West for defeat this November,” the Tank’s Javier Manjarres reports.
“Halloran is a former aide to President Bill Clinton and is one of the most respected voter targeting/turn out experts in the Democratic Party,” he adds.
Other top-tier names involved in the “Dump West” project include Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (who tasked former Congressman Larry Smith, now a lobbyist, with stocking the group’s war chest) and, of course, billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
“[L]eft wing billionaire George Soros is among those who committed to a $5 million war chest to defeat West,” Manjarres adds.
Then there’s this:
Halloran has brought in “American Directions” to manage the Super-PAC’s effort for internet based, low-dollar fundraising, polling and voter contact. “American Directions” is among the heavy weight firms in Washington DC …
And last but not least:
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is fully on-board in the efforts to raise money for the “Dump West” effort. West’s Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy has raised a sizeable war chest and those donors who has given him the maximum are viewed as potential donors to the “Dump West” effort.
What we’re trying to say is that they really, really, really want Rep. West out.
“It’s not surprising that the hard Left is seeking to beat West” Florida Tea Party leader Eric Von Tausch told the Tank. “West’s a conservative hero.”
Here is the memo obtained by the Shark Tank:
(H/T: FN) This story and its headline has been updated.
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