Undoubtedly calls for “party unity” will come from Republicans in the Fourth Congressional District race. But those calls for “party unity” may very well fall on deaf ears from conservative Republicans due to Tuesday night reaction from the GOP establishment.
In a direct hit, GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel (Mitt Romney’s niece) sounded off Randy Feenstra’s win.
McDaniel’s tweet shows how the GOP elite bought into the New York Times and liberal belief that Congressman Steve King is a “white supremacist.”
I will write more on that in a later article.
Also, on Tuesday night, Sara Craig Gongol tweeted out an interesting message.
Gongol’s past weaves right in line with David Kochel, who has long been a supporter of same-sex marriage and proponent of “moderate Republicans.”
Gongol headed the Priorities for Iowa Political Fund back in 2014. She was a consultant for Redwave Communications. Kochel is the founder of Redwave Communications.
Gongol was announced as Gov. Kim Reynolds’ chief of staff in December of 2018. In that release, Reynolds said Gongol “is a key member of my team, working with me since 2014.”
“She played an important role in the campaign, helping me earn the support of Iowans who gave me the chance to continue serving as Governor,” Reynolds said.
Gongol was the general consultant to Reynolds’ campaign. In 2012, she managed Mitt Romney’s caucus efforts.
There will be much more coverage of the Fourth District primary.
But these two tweets show exactly how loyal the GOP establishment is to true conservatives.
And they will likely make it a little more difficult for King’s most committed supporters to “get over” Tuesday’s result.