Great article in National Review explains how Committee to Unleash Prosperity teamed with Larry Kudlow, America First Policy Institute, and more than 50 conservative organizations to flip public opinion – and eventually Joe Manchin against BBB. This was a five month coordinated education/advertising campaign targeted in West Virginia, Arizona, and several other key states. It’s a good read.
While Senator Joe Manchin acted alone to kill President Biden’s transformational Build Back Better bill last week, conservative activists say he benefitted from a popular pressure campaign devised by a coalition of think tanks and advocacy groups that spent millions to expose the more extreme provisions within the package.
“This didn’t happen by accident,” Stephen Moore, co-founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, told National Review in a recent interview. “This was a really protracted campaign, well-organized and well-financed by groups on our side — on the Right — that really just deconstructed this bill and really pounded it over and over again, especially in states like West Virginia and Arizona.”