Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Hern endorsed by Republican Main Street Partnership

In the GOP primary to replace former 1st District congressman Jim Bridenstine, fundraising leader Kevin Hern has now been endorsed by the Republican Main Street Partnership and their associated Political Action Committee. Hern is one of the first ten non-incumbent candidates they endorsed for this cycle, and also received a maximum $5,000 contribution from their PAC.

The Main Street group emphasizes "pragmatic conservatism", saying "our members represent the governing wing" of the GOP. In 2017, they formed a new caucus within the House GOP with over 70 moderate and centrist members of the House GOP. It more or less counters the very conservative Freedom Caucus, seven members of which have endorsed another candidate in the 1st District (Andy Coleman).