Club's PAC Endorses Jim Jordan in OH-04

Andrew Roth - February 06th, 2006
CLUB FOR GROWTH PAC ENDORSES JIM JORDAN IN OH-04 RACE

Washington, D.C. – The political action arm of the Club for Growth, the nation’s leading free-market advocacy organization with over 34,000 members, today endorsed state senator Jim Jordan for Congress in Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. The seat is being vacated by Republican Congressman Mike Oxley. The 4th District is solidly Republican, so whoever wins the primary most likely will go on to win the general election. “Jim Jordan has a solid record of opposing higher taxes, having lead the fight against two of the largest tax hikes in state history,” said Club for Growth President Pat Toomey. “His commitment is so strong that he opposed Governor Taft’s hefty tax hike in 2003, and even offered an alternative budget in its place that didn’t raise taxes.””Jim’s principled philosophy is exactly what the taxpayers need in Congress,” said Toomey. “The Club for Growth PAC is committed to helping elect him, and more legislators like him, to Congress.”During the last election cycle, Club for Growth members donated more than $9 million to the Club’s PAC and candidates committed to pro-growth economic policies.Mr. Toomey concluded, “Ohio’s 4th District constituents expect strong, principled leadership and I am confident that if elected, Jim Jordan will deliver on that expectation.”

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

Statement by Pat Toomey on House Majority Leader Race

Andrew Roth - February 02nd, 2006

Pat Toomey, president of the Club for Growth, issued the following statement in response to John Boehner being elected House Majority Leader:bq. “By electing John Boehner as Majority Leader, House Republicans have demonstrated their desire for a change in direction and are recommitting themselves to the core principles of limited government around which the party built its majority.bq. “John Boehner has a solid record of support for pro-growth principles and a history of building effective the necessary political, legislative and communications support needed to enact those principles into law.bq. “This will be a challenging election year, but with John’s new leadership and a legislative agenda that focuses on lower taxes and less spending Republicans can strengthen and build their majority. The Club for Growth is eager to support Leader Boehner in this effort.”

New Poll in House Majority Leader Race

Andrew Roth - January 31st, 2006
NEW POLL: 77% OF VOTERS SAY NEW HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER SHOULD NOT BE PART OF THE EXISTING SENIOR LEADERSHIP, NOT HAVE CLOSE TIES TO D.C. LOBBYIST COMMUNITY
More Than Half Say Choice Of Leader Will Impact How They View GOP In Congress

Washington, D.C. – The Club for Growth, the nation’s leading free-market advocacy organization with over 34,000 members, is announcing the results from a poll of likely voters from 20 swing districts currently held by Republicans which show that voters overwhelmingly prefer a new House Majority Leader who comes from outside the existing senior leadership and does not have close ties to the Washington lobbyist community. Fifty-two percent of those polled said that the type of person the House GOP elects as Majority Leader would impact how they viewed Republicans in Congress.”Voters in the GOP-held districts where the battle for the majority in the House of Representatives will be most hard-fought want Republicans to make a clean break from the past by choosing as Majority Leader someone new and without extensive ties to lobbyists,” said Club for Growth President Pat Toomey. “As the only candidate in the race who isn’t associated with the current senior leadership or the Washington lobbying community, John Shadegg offers Members a choice that can help improve the image of the GOP with voters as we go into a tough election cycle.”The survey was conducted by Basswood Research on January 28-29, 2006, among 1000 likely general election voters throughout 20 “swing districts” nationwide currently held by Republican incumbents. A summary of the key findings can be found here (PDF).”Voters are watching what’s going on in Washington and they don’t like what they see,” continued Toomey. “More voters associate the Republican leadership in Congress with corruption and dishonesty than with any other issue or action other than the war and an amazing eighty percent think ethical misconduct in Congress is either serious or scandalous.””To refocus the Republican majority on its core principles of limited government and adequately address voters’ concerns about ethics, House Republicans need to make a clear change in leadership,” concluded Toomey. “John Shadegg, an effective, principled leader, is the best choice to do just that.”

Club for Growth PAC Endorses Henry Cuellar

Andrew Roth - January 17th, 2006

CLUB FOR GROWTH PAC MAKES FIRST EVER ENDORSEMENT OF A DEMOCRAT, BACKING REP. HENRY CUELLAR (TX -28) FOR RE-ELECTION
Washington, D.C. – The political action arm of Club for Growth, the nation’s leading free-market advocacy organization with over 34,000 members, today endorsed sitting Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) in his bid for re-election to his San Antonio-based House seat. He is running against former Democratic Congressman Ciro Rodriguez and Victor Morales in the Democratic primary. This is the first ever endorsement of a Democratic candidate by the Club for Growth PAC.”By voting for CAFTA, to repeal the Death Tax, to prevent huge tax increases, and for supporting school choice, Congressman Cuellar has become one of the House’s most pro-economic growth Democrats,” said Club for Growth President Pat Toomey. “The House of Representatives would be better off with more Democrats – and even some more Republicans – who demonstrate Rep. Cuellar’s commitment to their constituents’ prosperity through economic freedom. It is particularly noteworthy that Rep. Cuellar cast these votes for a stronger economy despite intense pressure not to by some in his party.””Former Congressman Ciro Rodriguez’s record is a prime example of what we don’t need more of in Washington,” Toomey said. “During his eight years in Congress, he established one of the most anti-growth voting records, consistently supporting higher taxes, wasteful government spending, and a protectionist anti-trade agenda. He even voted against allowing poor families the freedom to choose the school their children could attend.””While Congressman Cuellar’s record isn’t perfect, it is far better than his opponents’ and his demonstrated commitment to pro-growth principles over politics is exactly what the Club for Growth PAC looks for in Congressional candidates, regardless of party affiliation,” concluded Toomey, “It’s why we’re committed to helping elect him, and more legislators like him, to Congress.”During the last election cycle, Club for Growth members donated more than $9 million to the Club’s PAC and candidates committed to pro-growth economic policies.

This press release was paid for by Club for Growth PAC and authorized by Texans for Cuellar. 202-955-5500.

Press Release: Club Endorses John Shadegg

Andrew Roth - January 13th, 2006

CLUB FOR GROWTH ENDORSES JOHN SHADEGG FOR U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER
Washington, D.C. – Club for Growth, the nation’s leading free-market advocacy organization with over 34,000 members, announced today that it is endorsing Rep. John Shadegg’s candidacy for U.S. House Majority Leader.”There is no member of the House of Representatives more committed to the idea of limited government and economic freedom than John Shadegg,” said Club for Growth president Pat Toomey. “To be an effective governing party, Republicans must focus once again on these core issues and John Shadegg has the unique qualifications to lead the way.”Rep. Shadegg is one of only four Members of the House of Representatives to vote the pro-growth position on every key vote identified last year by the Club for Growth. To view the scorecard, click here.”The House Republican Conference has been ideologically adrift,” continued Toomey. “This nominally conservative party is responsible for a huge expansion of government and letting spending get out of control.””John Shadegg is a principled, effective leader who can build consensus across the full range of the Conference to return to the core issues of limited government and economic freedom that produced a Republican majority in the first place,” Toomey concluded.