School Choice

Manchin Sides with Washington Special Interests

Doug Sachtleben - February 07th, 2017

“Many West Virginians responded to Club for Growth ads and urged Senator Manchin to support President Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement after Senator Joe Manchin joined a failed effort by Washington liberals in voting against the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education:

“We know that many West Virginians responded to calls and ads by the Club for Growth and called Senator Manchin’s office to urge him to support President Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Unfortunately, Senator Manchin sided with the power and money of the teachers unions in voting against the president’s nominee, who presents a clear threat to their status quo. The Club for Growth remains committed to alerting Manchin’s constituents when he sides with Washington special interests and votes against their conservative pro-growth principles.”

Heitkamp Sides with Washington Special Interests

Doug Sachtleben - February 07th, 2017

“Many North Dakotans responded to Club for Growth ads and urged Senator Heitkamp to support President Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement after Senator Heidi Heitkamp joined a failed effort by Washington liberals in voting against the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education:

“We know that many North Dakotans responded to calls and ads by the Club for Growth and called Senator Heitkamp’s office to urge her to support President Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Unfortunately, Senator Heitkamp sided with the power and money of the teachers unions in voting against the president’s nominee, who presents a clear threat to their status quo. The Club for Growth remains committed to alerting Heitkamp’s constituents when she sides with Washington special interests and votes against their conservative pro-growth principles.”

Club for Growth Effort Helps Preserve DeVos Confirmation

Doug Sachtleben - February 07th, 2017

“The full-court press of the teachers unions was defeated by the Club for Growth, as part of a concerted conservative effort.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement after Vice-President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education:

“The teachers unions used their money and power to pick off two liberal Republican Senators, but their full-court press for one more Republican vote was defeated by the Club for Growth, as part of a concerted conservative effort,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Betsy DeVos’ work for school choice presents a clear threat to the status quo of the teachers unions and they declared war on her nomination. That’s why the Club launched a six-figure investment in TV and digital ads, and robocalls, to caution potential Republican defectors, and to tell constituents in some conservative states that their Senators voted with Washington special interests.”

Club for Growth Launches TV Ads Supporting DeVos Nomination in North Dakota and West Virginia

Doug Sachtleben - February 03rd, 2017

“We are determined to see Betsy DeVos win confirmation.”

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth released the following statement from its president, David McIntosh, about its new television ad supporting the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education:

“The Club for Growth enthusiastically endorsed Betsy DeVos when President Trump nominated her in December, and we are determined to see her win confirmation,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “We expected the union-backed liberals to oppose her, but it’s especially troubling to see Senators in conservative states who are wavering on her nomination because of union pressure. We’re running these ads to make sure constituents understand what’s at stake in this nomination battle.”

The Club for Growth is airing TV ads in North Dakota and West Virginia, urging constituents to call their Senator about the DeVos nomination. The ads can be seen here.

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In The News… 5.19.16

Stacy French - May 19th, 2016
  • Tim Scott in The State: Fight poverty by investing in opportunity.
  • Why Tim Scott fights for school choice, Washington Examiner
  • Forbes, The Harsh Reality of Regulating Overtime Pay