New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox released a statement this afternoon urging the GOP presidential candidates to stop infighting lest they provide ammo for President Obama to use in the general election.
“With Obama’s Chicago machine gearing up to run the first billion-dollar campaign in history, Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment is as relevant as ever: Thou shalt not speak ill of fellow Republicans,” the statement said. “Open primaries are good for the Party and good for the country. But when open debate turns to negative attacks on fellow Republicans, we provide our Democratic opponents with fodder for new attacks come the general election.”At the Republican primaries enter the home stretch, the candidates and their associated super PAC’s have launched several attacks against each other. Cox’s statement said the must be making the “Obama machine” quite happy.
“Somewhere in Chicago, someone is smiling,” the statement said. “The Obama machine is already preparing to run the most negative campaign in history on our eventual nominee. Let’s not give them any more material.”