Rachael Slobodien - April 18th, 2018
Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to disapprove of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule on indirect auto lending. At the request of Senator Toomey, the Government Accountability Office recently confirmed the Club’s position that the Obama-era interagency guidance is akin to formal rule-making authority. Club for Growth has long been a proponent of Congress aggressively using the Congressional Review Act to its full extent, including to repeal Obama-era interagency guidances. As a Congressman, Club for Growth President David McIntosh was the lead author of the CRA when it passed in 1996.
“Club for Growth applauds Senator Pat Toomey’s work to rein in the harmful legacy of the Obama Administration’s regulatory state,” stated Club for Growth President David McIntosh.
“Today’s Congressional Review Act vote of disapproval corrects an egregious overreaching by the CFPB in the area of auto-lending. This effort adds a significant notch to the deregulatory efforts of the Republican Congress and Trump Administration. Club for Growth urges the Senate and House to continue to bring up measures to roll back other onerous regulations and guidances that were so pervasive in the Obama Administration.”
Rachael Slobodien - April 18th, 2018
Today, Club for Growth PAC released poll results that show Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale holds a resounding lead over his competitors in Montana’s Republican primary.
The polling revealed:
- Rosendale has excellent name recognition, with 86% of Republican primary voters having heard of him.
- Matt Rosendale has a strong positive image among Montana primary voters. Three-in-five (59%) have a favorable impression of him.
- If the election were held today, Rosendale would win the primary by a substantial margin.
o Rosendale has the support of two-in-five likely primary voters.
o The next highest “vote getter” is “undecided.”
o No other candidate cleared 20% of the vote, with Fagg being at 17%.
The survey was conducted for Club for Growth by WPA Intelligence on April 15-16, 2018. The study has a sample size of n=503 Republican primary voters in Montana with a margin of error ±4.4% in 95 out of 100 cases.
Rachael Slobodien - April 17th, 2018
Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth PAC announced its endorsement of small businessman Michael Cloud for United States House of Representatives. Cloud is running for the seat Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX-27) recently vacated.
“Club for Growth PAC is excited to announce its support for Michael Cloud and his campaign for Congress,” stated Club for Growth President David McIntosh.
“Michael Cloud is a true constitutional conservative in the mold of Ron Paul and Ted Cruz. This race presents the choice between an outsider – Michael Cloud – and the career bureaucrat, Bech Bruun.”
Rachael Slobodien - April 16th, 2018
Support for Kevin Nicholson Totals $5.5 Million Cash-On-Hand and Pre-Paid Media
Washington, DC – At the end of the 1st quarter, outside groups supporting conservative Marine Kevin Nicholson along with the Nicholson campaign reported having $5.5 million cash on hand and pre-paid media. This far surpasses the support of groups backing Nicholson’s opponent which reported it had raised $295,000 last quarter and had just $813,000 on hand. The Vukmir campaign had $650,000 reported on hand. The financial strength of Nicholson-aligned outside groups indicates that he is best positioned to win not only in August, but more importantly in November.
“Conservatives recognize that in order to take back Washington, we need to send in the Marine,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “Kevin Nicholson has the best message and resources to win the primary and defeat Tammy Baldwin.”
Solutions for Wisconsin reported $200,000 cash on hand, Club for Growth super PACs had over $1 million, Restoration PAC had $2.1 million cash on hand, and America’s PAC reported $1.4 million in pre-paid media.
The strength of the outside groups supporting Nicholson augment his campaign’s performance against Vukmir’s. Nicholson raised $1 million for the quarter and Vukmir raised just $600,000. Nicholson reported $800,000 on hand and Vukmir has $650,000.
Rachael Slobodien - April 11th, 2018
Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth PAC announced its endorsement of two Congressmen, Ted Budd (NC-13) and Scott Perry (PA-10).
Club for Growth President David McIntosh offered the following statement about Congressman Ted Budd (NC-13):
“Club for Growth PAC had the privilege of endorsing Ted Budd back in 2016 when he first ran for Congress, and we’re just as excited to be endorsing him again today. In his short time in Congress, Ted has proven to be the strong fiscal conservative we knew him to be from day one. Not only is he a rising conservative star, he’s also a workhorse. Perhaps the best example of this is the recent fight he led to keep a transportation earmark out of the massive omnibus legislation Congress recently passed.”
Club for Growth President David McIntosh offered the following statement about Congressman Scott Perry (PA-10):
“Congressman Perry has done much to distinguish himself as a pro-growth conservative. Unlike many of his colleagues, Congressman Perry has actually become more of an economic conservative during his time in Congress. It’s no wonder then that he earned a stellar 99 percent on Club for Growth Foundation’s scorecard last year. Congressman Perry is tried-and-true fiscal conservative and a champion of free-market causes. Club for Growth PAC is honored to endorse him today.”
Club for Growth PAC is a political arm of the Club for Growth, a 501(c)(4).