The Republican Accountability Project, a group that is financially backing Republicans who voted for impeachment, said it would help Newhouse and Herrera Beutler. It plans to form a political action committee that will also direct resources to pro-impeachment Republicans, the group’s executive director Sarah Longwell said.
“Our plan is to go toe-to-toe with them on spending to protect these candidates that they’ve got their knives out for,” she said of Trump’s operation.
Longwell said that how much the group spends on each race will depend on how competitive their primaries are while vowing that the group would fight hard to protect Republicans who voted for impeachment if they find themselves in difficult primaries, especially Herrera Beutler.
Herrera Beutler “has been a uniquely positive force on the GOP over the last several years, and it’s extremely important to protect her from a MAGA primary that would be retributional,” Longwell added. “She would get a disproportionate amount of resources for that fight.”