The Club for Growth Presidential Candidate White Papers are a series of in-depth reports on the economic records and rhetoric of next year’s White House hopefuls.

The Club’s analysis focuses on the candidates' records in several areas that impact economic prosperity and freedom. The categories are: taxes; spending; regulation; free trade; entitlement reform; school choice; legal reform; and political free speech. In addition, to help differentiate between candidates who are principled in their belief in free enterprise and those who readily sacrifice those beliefs in favor of political expediency, the Club also assesses in these White Papers the candidates’ records of political activity and endorsements over the years.

Each major candidate is assessed individually in his or her own White Paper, and each study will be released independently of the others after a candidate’s official entry into the presidential campaign.


Newt Gingrich
Tim Pawlenty
Tim Pawlenty
Herman Cain
Herman Cain
Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum
Jon Huntsman
Jon Huntsman
Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann
Ron Paul
Ron Paul
Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson
Rick Perry
Rick Perry
Thad McCotter
Thad McCotter

Sarah Palin

Haley Barbour

Mike Huckabee

Mitch Daniels

Photo credits:  Pawlenty, Barbour, Romney: © 2011 LILA PHOTO; Palin: ©2010 David Shankbone (Used by permission from Author under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License); Huckabee: ©2008 David Ball; Daniels: ©2009 Ray Taylor (Used by permission from Author under Creative Commons Attribution CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.); Johnson: NSON Opinion Research (Used under CC-BY-SA 3.0); Perry and McCotter: Gage Skidmore
 
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