June 6, 2016

HMMM: Donald Trump Backs Rep. Renee Ellmers vs. GOP Grassroots in N.C. Primary.

“I need [Ellmers’] help in Washington so we can work together to defeat ISIS, secure our border, and bring back jobs and frankly so many other things,” Trump says in the recording. “Renee knows how to do it. She gets it, and together we will make America great again”

Ellmers was first elected in Congress in the Tea Party wave of 2010. She unseated long-time Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge with the backing of groups like Americans for Prosperity and conservative icons like Sarah Palin.

Since her election, the conservative and grass roots groups have soured on Ellmers.

“Renee Ellmers, in 2009 and 2010, she came to AFP [Americans for Prosperity] events and touted her conservative values,” said AFP president Tim Phillips. “And she hasn’t kept her word on that.”

“Renee Ellmers’ votes to fund Syrian refugees, Planned Parenthood, and President Obama’s amnesty plan are all shining examples of a Washington politician who has gone native,” Citizens United Political Victory Fund President David Bossie said earlier this year.

Yesterday Trump hired GOP consultant and Bob Dole ’96 advisor Jim Murphy as his national political director, after ditching Governor Scott Walker’s former campaign manager, Rick Wiley, two weeks ago.

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