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Social Conservatives Make Big Money Plans

posted on January 6, 2014

“On a recent snowy day in the Washington suburb of Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, some of the religious right’s wealthiest backers and top operatives gathered at the Ritz-Carlton to plot their entry into the conservative civil war,” POLITICO’s Kenneth Vogel reports. “Their plan: take a page out of the playbooks of Karl Rove and the Koch brothers by raising millions of dollars, coordinating their political spending and assiduously courting megadonors … It’s all geared toward elevating the place of social issues like abortion and gay marriage in conservative politics.”