The Upcoming Senate Battle

Andrew Roth - December 01st, 2006

EARTH TO GOP: STOP WASTEFUL SPENDING NOW!
Rejecting Pork-Laden Spending Bills Would Show Voters that GOP Learned its Lesson, Says Club for Growth

WASHINGTON &mdash Citing lopsided polling results that show voters no longer believe the GOP is the party of limited government and lower spending, the Club for Growth today called on all Senate Republicans to stand firm and support Senators Tom Coburn and Jim DeMint in their efforts to remove the wasteful pork from the remaining FY 2007 spending bills that are due to hit the Senate floor with a massive thud next week.

“On Election Day, the voters held an intervention with the GOP on its self-destructive spending habit. Now it’s time to go cold turkey. Any Republican who votes for more pork and more wasteful spending as a final gesture before the party goes into the minority is either lost, in denial, or both,” said Pat Toomey, President of the Club for Growth.

“We are now at a crucial fork in the road. It’s time for the GOP to return to the path of fiscal restraint, rather than go down the path of ever-expanding government. Senators Tom Coburn and Jim DeMint are doing the right thing both for taxpayers and for any hope of restoring the GOP’s core principle of fighting for limited government,” said Toomey.

Club for Growth Endorses Mike Pence

Andrew Roth - November 10th, 2006

MIKE PENCE FOR HOUSE MINORITY LEADER
Club for Growth Endorses Pence in Race

WASHINGTON – The Club for Growth today endorsed Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) in the race to become Minority Leader in the House of Representatives. “The Republican Party has lost its brand, and the only way we can get it back is by returning to our principles of limited government, low taxes, and economic freedom. The American people still support this agenda, but Republicans failed to deliver. So we need to start a new chapter, and for that we need new faces and fresh ideas. Mike Pence is a gifted leader and communicator who is up to this challenge,” said Pat Toomey, President of the Club for Growth.

Toomey continued: “I served in Congress with Mike and I’ve watched him closely from outside Congress. I know that he is 100% committed to the common-sense conservative principles that won our majority in 1994. With his commitment and demonstrated ability to communicate with the American people, Mike can bring the Republican Conference back into the majority.”

Despite Republicans losing at least 28 seats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, seven of the eight candidates whom the Club’s PAC helped win their House primaries went on to win their general election races. This morning, Toomey wrote an opinion-editorial piece that is available at National Review Online about the challenges Republicans face after Tuesday’s elections.

NEW POLL: People Want Limited Government

Andrew Roth - November 09th, 2006

WASHINGTON &mdash The Club for Growth today released new survey data that shows the Republican Party has completely lost its brand as the party of limited government and low spending. The poll is instructive since it surveyed voter attitudes in 15 battleground districts where neither candidate suffered from personal scandal.

Regarding Tuesday’s election results, former congressman and Club for Growth President Pat Toomey said, “There’s no doubt in my mind it was not a repudiation of conservatives but it was a repudiation of the Republican Party.” The results from this survey prove that.

To get a summary of the shocking, but unsurprising results, click on the link below.

Our PAC's 2006 Election Record

Andrew Roth - November 08th, 2006
Club for Growth PAC’s 2006 Election Record
Wins 7 of 8 Top Tier House Races

WASHINGTON – Last night, the Club for Growth PAC demonstrated its unrivaled ability to help elect to Congress committed, limited-government, pro-growth, economic conservatives. Despite Republicans losing at least 28 seats in the House of Representatives, seven of the eight candidates whom the Club’s PAC helped win their competitive House primaries went on to win their general election races.

We consider the following group as our top tier of pro-growth candidates because the Club’s PAC and Club for Growth members supported them every step of the way, from their competitive primaries — and for the primary winners — through to their hard fought general elections.

House  Candidate  Primary  General 
CO-05  Doug Lamborn – R
ID-01  Bill Sali – R
OH-04  Jim Jordan – R
NE-03  Adrian Smith – R
MI-07  Tim Walberg – R
TX-28  Henry Cuellar – D
CA-48  John Campbell – R 
CO-07  Rick O’Donnell – R 
NV-02  Sharron Angle – R n/a 
OK-05  Kevin Calvey – R n/a 
MN-06  Phil Krinkie – R n/a 
       
Senate  Candidate  Primary  General 
RI-Sen  Steve Laffey – R n/a 
       
Gubernatorial  Candidate  Primary  General 
OH-Gov  Ken Blackwell – R
 
In addition to the candidates whom the Club’s PAC helped to win their primaries, our PAC also supported the following candidates in their general election races.
 
House  Candidate  Primary  General 
OH-01  Rep. Steve Chabot – R n/a 
MN-06  Michele Bachmann – R n/a 
IN-02  Rep. Chris Chocola – R n/a 
SC-05  Ralph Norman – R n/a 
IL-08  David McSweeney – R n/a 
IA-01  Mike Whalen – R n/a 
WI-08  John Gard – R n/a 
       
Senate  Candidate  Primary  General 
AZ-Sen  Sen. Jon Kyl – R n/a 
VA-Sen  Sen. George Allen – R n/a 
MI-Sen  Mike Bouchard – R n/a 
MD-Sen  Michael Steele – R n/a 
WA-Sen  Mike McGavick – R n/a 
 

“While we are very disappointed with the general outcome of yesterday’s elections, we take comfort in knowing that our PAC and, most of all, Club for Growth members, have helped to make the House Republican Conference more pro-growth and more committed to free markets than it was before this election,” said Club for Growth President Pat Toomey.

“We congratulate each of the great candidates our members and PAC supported and look forward to working with them during the next Congress to rebuild a new Republican majority with a renewed commitment to pro-growth principles.”

PAID FOR BY CLUB FOR GROWTH PAC AND NOT AUTHORIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE’S COMMITTEE. 202-955-5500.

Club's PAC Endorses George Allen

Andrew Roth - October 12th, 2006

CLUB FOR GROWTH PAC ENDORSES SENATOR GEORGE ALLEN

WASHINGTON, DC – The influential and well-funded Club for Growth PAC, with 9 wins and only 4 losses this election cycle, today endorsed Senator George Allen (R-VA) for re-election.

“Senator Allen has been a leader in the fight to cut taxes, limit wasteful spending and open foreign markets for American goods and services. On the other hand, Jim Webb has already promised to raise taxes, expand government programs and erect protectionist barriers to trade if he were elected. Jim Webb’s liberal economic policies would hurt our economic recovery and cost good paying jobs in Virginia and across the country,” said Pat Toomey, President of the Club for Growth.

PAID FOR BY CLUB FOR GROWTH PAC AND NOT AUTHORIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE’S COMMITTEE. 202-955-5500.