Lee Pushes to Reform GOP for 2016 and Beyond

Sen. Mike Lee is operating a “shadow party” within the GOP, developing a conservative reform agenda that he hopes will serve as inspiration for Republican presidential candidates in 2016. 

Reports National Review:

At a time when some of his closest allies and other tea-party favorites, such as Rand Paul and Florida senator Marco Rubio, are focused on building their fundraising networks and campaign operations in advance of potential presidential bids in 2016, Lee’s attention is elsewhere.

“I’m encouraging my fellow Republicans, incumbents and candidates alike, to take note of the fact that we do much better when we promote our agenda,” the senator says. “We can’t always just be the party that’s about being against what we don’t like in Washington. We need also to be the party that’s for things we want to have happen in Washington.”