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Club for Growth PAC Endorses Ted Cruz for The U.S. Senate in Texas

Posted on Jun. 02, 11 | 04:06 PM by Barney Keller | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
Big News:

“The Club for Growth PAC is excited to endorse Ted Cruz for the United States Senate,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Ted Cruz will fight for economic liberty and will be a stalwart defender of the U.S. Constitution. He will be an ally for other pro-growth Senators and Texans will be proud to have him representing them in Congress. Club Members will do everything they can to see that Ted Cruz is elected as Texas’s next Senator.”

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Run, Jason, Run!

Posted on Jun. 01, 11 | 01:52 PM by Barney Keller | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
Below is text of the press release the Club's PAC sent out today urging Congressman Jason Chaffetz to run against Senator Orrin Hatch in the Republican primary next year...

Washington, DC Yesterday, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT-3) is strongly considering challenging Utah Senator Orrin Hatch in next year’s Republican primary. Today, the Club for Growth PAC urged Congressman Chaffetz to go for it.

“Run, Jason, Run!” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Congressman Chaffetz has been a pro-growth star since entering the House, and he’s exactly the type of leader we need in the United States Senate. Senator Hatch deserves recognition for his lengthy service to our country, and his leadership on some important issues. However, Senator Hatch has frequently supported policies that have grown government, burdened our economy, and taken America in the wrong direction. Fiscal conservatives can do better. If Congressman Chaffetz decides to run for the U.S. Senate, he will have the full support of the Club for Growth PAC and our 55,000 members.”

Senator Hatch has a lower lifetime score on the Club for Growth’s Scorecard (74%) than former Utah Senator Robert Bennett (77%), who was opposed by the Club for Growth PAC in 2010.

Senator Hatch’s record includes:
• Voted YES on TARP (RCV #213, 2008)
• Voted YES to increase the debt limit at least five times (RCV #354, 2007; RCV #54, 2006; RCV #213, 2004; RCV #202, 2003; RCV #148, 2002)
• Voted YES to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (RCV #157, 2008)
• Voted YES on SCHIP (RCV #353, 2007) • Voted NO on defunding the Bridge to Nowhere (RCV #262, 2005), and supported billions of dollars in other wasteful earmark spending.
• Voted YES on the Medicare drug benefit (RCV #459, 2003)
• Voted YES on No Child Left Behind (RCV #371, 2001)

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Senator Ron Johnson: What's the Debt Ceiling Plan B?

Posted on May. 31, 11 | 10:04 AM by Barney Keller | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is interviewed in this CNBC piece about the debt ceiling: 

When a business loses a large customer or suffers a worker strike, it has to make some tough choices. It might shutdown non-essential departments, and keep other parts of its operations open with skeleton crews. It makes these decisions on a priority basis, trying to maximize available resources and minimizing any long term damage to the organization.

The federal government should do the same thing. Why should it be immune from the same discipline ordinary citizens are subject to?

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Rep. Mike Pompeo Rails Against Misguided Energy Subsidies

Posted on May. 06, 11 | 11:59 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars

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Scott Garrett: The Lone Fiscal Conservative from New Jersey in Congress

Posted on Apr. 20, 11 | 08:22 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
The New York Times continues to profile leading fiscal conservative in Congress.  This time it's Rep. Scott Garrett, whom Club members supported back in 2002.  Excerpt:

Long before there was a Tea Party, there was Representative Scott Garrett, a Republican from the forested regions of northern New Jersey who had long stood out among the moderates and liberals of both parties in the state’s Congressional delegation.

Over the years, he has been the only member of the delegation to vote against extending unemployment benefits, the only one to vote against making gasoline price-gouging a crime and the only one to vote for lifting a ban on gas and oil drilling off the coast of New Jersey and other states.
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NYT Profile of Rep. Justin Amash

Posted on Apr. 14, 11 | 09:45 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
The New York Times did a pretty fair piece on Club PAC-backed freshman Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan.  Excerpt:

“I follow a set of principles, I follow the constitution,” said Mr. Amash, who keeps a picture of the seating chart for his Constitutional law class from the University of Michigan on his office wall. “And that’s what I base my votes on. Limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty.”

[...]In some ways, Mr. Amash’s voting record reflects his time as a Michigan state representative, when he was known as “Mr. No,” for his proclivity for voting against the majority of legislation before him. In that case, however, Mr. Amash was largely against the policies underlying most of the bills, which reflected Democratic control.

His contrarian ways sometimes made for odd alliances in Michigan, where he lined up against his Republican colleagues to oppose tax breaks for the film industry, and teamed up with a far-left-leaning lawmaker from the Detroit area to make sure legal-defense budgets for indigent criminal defendants were more uniform.

Be sure to vote Amash UP on the Club's Power Ranking!
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