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MSNBC's Morning Joe discusses the impact of the Club for Growth PAC

Posted at 10:23 AM by Barney Keller | Topic: *Club in the News

The "Hell No" Caucus

Posted at 08:04 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: *Conservative Rock Stars
From the POLITICO:

[Freshman Rep. Tom Cotton] is neither a hick, nor a blowhard. But he was virtually invisible until he won an audience with the Club for Growth. The Club has pioneered a technique that has helped make Congress an even more polarized mess. Instead of wasting time on high-profile races, the group intervenes in contested Republican primaries, often putting its money on the most conservative of a conservative bunch, like Cotton.

Chris Chocola, a former Republican House member from Indiana who is president of the Club for Growth, said the group zeroes in on candidates who have been overlooked or opposed by party leaders: candidates like Cotton, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio — all of whom started at single digits in polls, then went on to beat establishment candidates after getting backing from the Club.

“The establishment opposed them, and now they’re talked about as the future stars of the party,” Chocola said. “The establishment is focused on party-building instead of the principles the candidates hold. Now these are national leaders who can be persuasive on fiscally conservative issues and can re-instill confidence that the Republican Party believes things.”

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