Press Releases

Club for Growth PAC Welcomes Kevin Nicholson’s Candidacy for U.S. Senate

Rachael Slobodien - July 26th, 2017

“It’s good to see that the out-of-touch liberal Tammy Baldwin is finally getting a serious challenger.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh offered the following statement upon learning of Kevin Nicholson’s announcement to run for U.S. Senate and unseat Tammy Baldwin:

“Club for Growth PAC is pleased to welcome Kevin Nicholson to the race,” stated Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh.

“It’s good to see that the out-of-touch liberal Tammy Baldwin is finally getting a serious challenger who will help expose her liberal record to Wisconsin voters.”

 

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

 

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Club for Growth Supports 2015 Repeal Obamacare Bill

Rachael Slobodien - July 18th, 2017

“This should be a slam dunk; the Senate already passed this legislation once.”

Washington, DC –Club for Growth President David McIntosh offered the following statement after Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced his plans with regard to the Senate’s 2015 Obamacare repeal bill:

“Club for Growth applauds Leader McConnell’s promise to bring the 2015 Obamacare repeal bill before the Senate,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh.  “While the stories have already been written placing a nail in the coffin of repealing Obamacare, Club for Growth is not willing to retreat.  Here’s to hoping that the third time’s the charm.

“While short of perfection—the 2015 legislation leaves several Obamacare regulations in place—it is the best option Republicans currently have to begin to repeal Obamacare.  And this should be a slam dunk.  After all, Senate Republicans already passed this legislation once.

What’s changed between now and then is that in 2015 Republicans could hide behind President Obama’s veto.  Well, Obama is no longer president and Senate Republicans got exactly what they wished for: a Republican in the White House who will sign repeal legislation brought to his desk.  With the Obama impediment gone, moderate Republicans—most of whom supported the 2015 legislation—will now be forced to reveal their true colors.

“It was easy for moderate Republicans to grandstand and regurgitate fiery political rhetoric when they knew repeal efforts would go nowhere, but now they will have to do something politicians don’t often do.  And that is keep their promises.

Because it is vital for the overall goal of eventually repealing ALL of Obamacare, the Club for Growth is going to key vote in favor of the 2015 repeal bill.  The vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2017 congressional scorecard.

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Club for Growth PAC: Missouri Voters Want Claire McCaskill Out

Rachael Slobodien - July 14th, 2017

“It’s time for Missouri’s senior senator to say hello to retirement.”

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth PAC released poll results that reveal Missouri voters are ready to see someone besides Claire McCaskill serving as their U.S. Senator.

The results are resounding.  Highlights from the poll can be found here.  The findings are overwhelmingly unfavorable for Claire McCaskill’s reelection prospects.  Specifically, the polling revealed:

  • A plurality of Missouri voters view Claire McCaskill unfavorably.
  • A clear majority of Missourians favor a new person in office by a double-digit margin.
  • Josh Hawley leads Claire McCaskill in a hypothetical U.S. Senate matchup despite a disadvantage in name awareness.

Upon release of this poll, Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh remarked, “What this polling reveals is that it’s time for out-of-touch liberal Claire McCaskill to say hello to retirement.  You don’t have to be a professional pollster to decipher the poll’s findings.  The numbers say it all: Missourians basically would rather elect anyone rather than voting to re-elect McCaskill.

“Her tax-and-spend ways and relentless defense of Obamacare is coming back to haunt her.  Enough is enough.  Missourians deserve some new blood serving them in the Senate, and Claire McCaskill is not it.”

The survey was conducted for Club for Growth PAC by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates, a leading polling firm, on July 10-11, 2017.   The margin of error at the 95% confidence interval for 500 voters is ±4.38.

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

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Club for Growth Launches Obamacare Opt Out Website: Urges Senate to Support Cruz-Lee “Consumer Freedom Option”

Rachael Slobodien - July 12th, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth along with coalition allies launched a website, www.ObamacareOptOut.com, encouraging citizens to call their senators and to get them on record to see whether they support the Cruz-Lee amendment, which would allow individuals to opt out of Obamacare’s costly regulations.

Upon releasing the website, Club for Growth President David McIntosh stated,

“The Lee-Cruz ‘Consumer Freedom Option’ provides Americans with the opportunity to opt out of Obamacare.  Supporting this amendment should be a no-brainer—every Republican who has promised to repeal Obamacare should stand with Senators Cruz and Lee and support their efforts.

“Failure is not an option.  Republicans made a promise to the American people that they would repeal Obamacare, and now they must.”

The website is: www.ObamacareOptOut.com

Club for Growth: Obamacare Repeal Should Include the Lee-Cruz Consumer Freedom Option and Nix the NIIT

Rachael Slobodien - July 05th, 2017

“Congress should not stand in the way of allowing Americans who want to opt out of Obamacare to do so.”

 

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement in response to ongoing discussions about how to improve the Senate GOP’s Obamacare repeal efforts:

“The fate of Obamacare repeal currently lies in the hands of the U.S. Senate—many members of which won their seats based on campaign promises to repeal and replace Obamacare,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh.

“After almost a decade of promising to repeal Obamacare, it’s time for Republican senators to put their money where their mouths are and get it done.

“At a bare minimum, Congress should not stand in the way of allowing Americans who want to opt out of Obamacare to do so.  And that’s why it’s so important that the new Senate Obamacare repeal bill include the Lee-Cruz Consumer Freedom Option, which would allow individuals to opt out of Obamacare’s costly regulations.

“While including the Lee-Cruz amendment would be a significant step in the right direction, a step in the wrong direction—more like a trip—would be for the GOP to keep the 3.8 percent Net Investment Income Investment Tax (NIIT) on capital gains and dividends.  This tax, just like any tax increase, is an anathema to conservatives as it suppresses economic growth and opportunity throughout our nation.  Under no circumstances should the NIIT be included in any forthcoming Republican ‘repeal’ bill.

“If Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is unable to salvage the ‘Better Care Reconciliation’ bill, then the next best option would be to pass a real repeal bill as a standalone.  That is, a bill that would repeal all of the taxes and all of the regulations in Obamacare.

“The American people are tired of a Congress that overpromises and underdelivers.  That wouldn’t cut it in any other workplace and it shouldn’t fly in Congress either.  With thirteen legislative days left between now and Labor Day, the American people’s message to Congress couldn’t be clearer: they’ve got to get the job done.”

 

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