The decision to stay out of a landmark 2018 Senate race is likely to send shock waves through the Republican Party, and fits in with a broader theme at the Cook Network Summit meeting that the network "takes it for granted". feels
Top officials at Americans For Prosperity, the political and political arm of the Koch network, said the group does not currently support Cramer because it does not lead to key political priorities for the cooking network.
"If that's 2016 would have been, we would probably have adopted "Cramer," said AFP President Tim Phillips. "But we raise the bar."
On Monday, the last day of their summer, network supporters speak at a meeting in Colorado Springs criticized Phillips Cramer for supporting $ 1.3 trillion in the spring of this year and his refusal to negotiate the White House on trade and tariffs.
Cramer "does not lead to the issues this country needs leadership that's best now," said Phillips, "and if Cramer does not run for leadership, it makes it hard to support him."
Phillips said "AFP met with Cramer's team to express their concerns," but perhaps he must get a call from Kevin Cramer, "Phillips urged a ballroom filled with donors who contributed a minimum of $ 100,000 to the network.
On Monday, AFP CEO Emily Seidel told an unnamed Republican deputy, "Don't care about the Kochs, we'll do it to support Republicans independently." But she suggested that this would no longer be the modus operandi of the network would.
"Why should Cramer listen to this network if they knew that we would only support him?" said Seidel.