U.S. Senator Jim DeMint is busy raising money in other states to help Senate Republicans run against other Republicans.As reported in the congressional newspaper, “The Hill” – the South Carolinian wants to get more candidates who are more conservative to join him in the Senate:
“I decided that I did not want to be here with the same people that I’ve been with before, Democrats, Republicans, everybody,” said DeMint. “I want some people [in the Senate] who are willing to stand up and go where America is going.”
DeMint founded the Senate Conservatives Fund, to fight the party fielding centrist candidate. One of those in California State Legislator Chuck Devore—who is not the pick of his party in the state.
He is running in the Republican primary against former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. The Hill also reports that DeMint has set his sights on other candidates in other states–at least 20 – to run against established Republicans, endorsed by the party leadership in the National Republican Senatorial Committee. NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh told The Hill that DeMint’s raising money for Republican candidates is viewed as “a good thing.”