FreedomWorks has so far backed two losing primary candidates in 2014 and switched its endorsement in the Nebraska primary to Ben Sasse two weeks before the primary election. FreedomWorks later took credit for Sasse’s victory.
Neither Club for Growth nor Heritage Action, two groups that “aim to pick off Republicans who stray from strict party orthodoxy,” as the Wall Street Journal puts it, got involved with Brat’s campaign…
And although Brat’s shocking victory can certainly be attributed to the tireless work of grassroots activists in his district, it’s important to remember that the aforementioned outside Tea Party groups offered him zero support.
Not one penny.