Along with Ted Cruz and the rest of the rapidly shrinking Republican field, Donald Trump will find himself with one more adversary in South Carolina.
“Our Principles PAC” plans to run TV ads and phone banks in the state, all in an effort to slow if not stop the candidate leading state polls.
The South Carolina Republican primary is Feb. 20.
A spokesman for the super PAC claims that the $2.5 million it spent on anti-Trump ads ahead of the Iowa caucuses helped keep down his vote in that state. It plans to spend at least $2 million in South Carolina.
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The PAC was created by Katie Parker, a former adviser to Mitt Romney. She said it filled a vacuum in Iowa.
“Nobody had really stood up to challenge Donald Trump on a number of issues,” she said. “Nobody had really gone after him to expose his inconsistencies.”
Parker and her donors, whom she won’t identify, argue that Trump isn’t a true conservative. She directs people to the PAC’s website, trumpquestions.com.