Kurt Bills, a Republican Minnesota State Rep who's running for U.S. Senate, first won state office in 2011 and received massive support from Ron Paul and "LibertyPAC" when he ran for the U.S. Senate in the primary election.
Yet only one week after winning the August 14th Republican primary, which Bills had characterized as "a contest between the Tea Party/Ron Paul wing of the Minnesota Republican Party and their establishment opponents", the former government school "social studies" teacher has embraced that very establishment.
Bills "wholeheartedly embraced" the Romney-Ryan ticket in his August 23rd press release, stating in part, "Republicans of all stripes must stand together. We cannot afford to squabble, and mustn't equivocate. We need to unite -standing on our shared principles- to win in November. That's why I'm declaring my unequivocal support for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. After a hard-fought Republican primary, they alone have the ability to beat Barack Obama in November and help America rediscover its conservative principles."