Club for Growth PAC Support for Senator Ted Cruz

Doug Sachtleben - July 22nd, 2016

Club for Growth PAC president David McIntosh gave the following response to a report in The Hill about efforts to recruit a 2018 primary challenger to Texas Senator Ted Cruz:

“CFG PAC is highly confident that Ted Cruz can handle himself in any primary challenge in Texas.  But even in the case of a lame token primary challenge, the Club for Growth PAC would strongly support Senator Cruz’s re-election, and what he said Wednesday night wouldn’t change that one bit.”

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Afternoon Press Snacks 07.19.16

Madeline Rainwater - July 19th, 2016

Today we offer a double portion of press snacks to make up for the technical difficulties that prevented their publication yesterday. Please enjoy!

  • Senator Ted Cruz to campaign for  Club PAC endorsed candidate Mike Crane in GA-03, Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog
  • NBC News and the Wall Street Journal report that a majority of American voters support free trade
  • According to Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio, tax reform is expected to be one of the major issues to be discussed in 2017, The Hill
  • Mike Pence’s record as a fiscal conservative will bring specialized acumen to the GOP Presidential ticket, Roll Call

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Afternoon Press Snacks 07.15.16

Madeline Rainwater - July 15th, 2016

Faithful readers, have a lovely weekend! Until snacks resume on Monday, here are a few things to tide you over:

  • Bryan Riley at the Daily Signal discusses what a trade deal that puts America first would look like
  • Club PAC endorsed candidates John Fleming and Tim Huelskamp file to force vote on IRS commissioner’s impeachment, AP

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GOP Establishment Leadership Raising $ For Ferguson (GA-03) and Dunn (FL-02)

Doug Sachtleben - July 15th, 2016

From Politico:

McCarthy takes sides in upcoming GOP primaries

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has started quietly taking sides in Republican primaries, helping to raise money for candidates in open, safely Republican districts who are more likely to align with House leadership if they make it to Congress.

McCarthy headlined a fundraiser last week at the Capitol Hill Club for Drew Ferguson, a former small-town mayor who’s locked in a tight primary runoff for retiring GOP Rep. Lynn Westmoreland‘s seat in Georgia. McCarthy hosted another fundraiser at a Capitol Hill townhouse last month for Neal Dunn, who’s facing two more conservative candidates in the primary for a North Florida seat.

Taken together, the fundraisers indicate that McCarthy is working to prevent the restive members who ousted Speaker John Boehner from gaining more influence within the House GOP in the next Congress. Ferguson and Dunn are both facing candidates backed by the House Freedom Caucus and the Club for Growth — and they’re not happy about McCarthy getting involved.

“I would think the GOP leadership would want to embrace diversity and be the first party to ever elect an Indian-American woman,” Matt Joiner, the campaign manager for Dunn primary opponent Mary Thomas, said in a statement. “Regardless, our campaign is going well as voters are looking for conservative change, not a liberal lobbyist who supported expanding Obamacare.”

“It’s disappointing but not surprising that D.C. elites will raise as much money as possible to put another D.C. yes-man in Washington,” added Jacqueline Byrd, a spokeswoman for state Sen. Mike Crane, who’s facing Ferguson in a July 26 primary runoff.


Club for Growth PAC Applauds Choice of Mike Pence as VP Candidate

Doug Sachtleben - July 15th, 2016

“Mike Pence would be an outstanding Vice-President.”

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth PAC released the following statement after Indiana Governor Mike Pence was announced as the vice-presidential nominee for the Republican ticket:

“Mike Pence would be an outstanding Vice-President,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “I’ve been privileged to call Mike a friend for more than 20 years, and members of the Club for Growth have been cheering his principled stands for economic conservatism since he came to Congress. Mike was a leader on Capitol Hill against bailouts, Obamacare, and tax hikes. He has been a strong supporter of free trade agreements, and he stood up to his own party’s leadership against the expansion of the entitlement state.

“The Club supported Mike Pence’s nomination as Republican Conference Chairman because we knew that he would be a strong voice for free markets and economic liberty among a House leadership team that was too prone to be weak on those issues.  And today’s news gives a similar hope that Mike Pence will be  effective in pulling the Republican ticket toward economic conservatism and limited government.”

Club for Growth PAC is a political arm of the Club for Growth, a 501(c)(4).


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