Failure on tax reform could hurt GOP fundraising for 2018
If Republicans in the House and Senate fail to pass tax reform by the end of the year, they could see conservative outside groups like Americans for Prosperity pulling some of their financial support in 2018 to focus on state-level races, AFP's President Tim Phillips told Axios.
Why it matters: The Koch brothers, who fund AFP, have some of the deepest pockets of GOP's supporters. While Phillips is optimistic that tax reform will happen by the end of the year, the pressure is on. If tax reform ends up like health care, the Republican party will be in crisis.