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.”