The New York Times today published this story talking to business executives and association directors about their frustration with the right wing of the Republican party. In short, despite spending millions in campaign contributions to build a House majority in Congress, business interests are frustrated that their voices are "carrying little weight."
Their frustration has grown so intense in recent days that several trade association officials warned in interviews on Wednesday that they were considering helping wage primary campaigns against Republican lawmakers who had worked to engineer the political standoff in Washington.
Such an effort would thrust Washington’s traditionally cautious and pragmatic business lobby into open warfare with the Tea Party faction, which has grown in influence since the 2010 election and won a series of skirmishes with the Republican establishment in the last two years.
The full story's here, including comments from David French at the National Retail Federation; Joe Echevarria, CEO of Deloitte; Bruce Josten of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Dirk Van Dongen, president of the National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors.
Also: Backlash against the Tea Party at home? Some early rumblings noted in The Washington Post.
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