Senate Conservatives Fund posts best fundraising month of the year

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The SCF is likely to spend the cash on ads attacking incumbent Republicans facing primary challenges from Tea Party-aligned candidates. 

On Friday, the group endorsed Matt Bevins, a Louisville businessman who is mounting a primary campaign against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellObama administration officials ramp up push for Pacific pact Overnight Defense: GOP leaders express concerns after 9/11 veto override | Lawmakers press for Syria 'plan B' | US touts anti-ISIS airstrikes Overnight Finance: Lawmakers float criminal charges for Wells Fargo chief | Scrutiny on Trump's Cuba dealings | Ryan warns of recession if no tax reform MORE (R-Ky.). The organization is also backing Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel against six-term incumbent Sen. Thad CochranThad CochranMomentum builds for Clyburn poverty plan 'Hardball' Pentagon memo creates firestorm Insiders dominate year of the outsider MORE (R-Miss.).

The spending has drawn the ire of some Republicans, including National Republican Senatorial Committee communications director Brad Dayspring.

 "Conservatives who give to SCF do so for right reasons. Sadly biggest beneficiary of SCF tactics has been Harry ReidHarry ReidNo GOP leaders attending Shimon Peres funeral Overnight Regulation: Feds finalize rule expanding sick leave Anti-trade senators say chamber would be crazy to pass TPP MORE, not conservative cause," Dayspring tweeted on Friday.