Price emphasized that he is not encouraging intra-party squabbles, but he is eager to see Republicans take back the Senate majority. He lauded “anybody who is willing to engage in the process and get conservative candidates through the process of the nomination and to a general election.”

Asked if he was comfortable with the Conservative Victory Project knocking Republicans during a primary with television ads, Price said he understood why that’s occasionally necessary.

“I have some discomfort with all Republican primaries because they’re all family squabbles,” he said, noting that he grew up as a middle child and is no stranger to sibling quarrels. “But we’ve got to be smarter about what we’re doing in order to get quality conservative candidates out of the other end of that chute, to go toe-to-toe with Democrats who are clearly taking this country in the wrong direction.”