On The Trail Of RINOs

Republican Senator Arlen Specter, who has angered conservatives by opposing big tax cuts and being pro-choice, now has the "RINO hunters" on his trail. RINO stands for "Republicans in Name Only"--meaning moderate Republicans, who are the target of a zealous but increasingly potent group of conservatives called the Club for Growth. Bankrolled mainly by business supply-siders who hate taxes and Big Government, the club gave $10 million in 2002 to back conservative G.O.P. candidates in 26 House and Senate races across the country. In 2004 the club hopes to raise $15 million for 30 conservatives, mostly in G.O.P. primaries--and upset some...

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