Key Vote Alert – “YES” on “Penny Plan” Balanced Budget

Andrew Roth - May 16th, 2018

KEY VOTE ALERT

“Yes” on Penny Plan Balanced Budget

(S.Con.Res. 36)

The Club for Growth supports Senator Rand Paul’s “Penny Plan” balanced budget and we urge all Senators to vote YES on it. A vote is expected as early as Thursday of this week. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2018 congressional scorecard.

It’s unfortunate that our country’s fiscal mess is so bad that lawmakers consider it politically safer to not pass a budget at all rather than risk passing one that upsets voters. Thankfully, Senate rules will force a debate on this issue instead of allowing Senators to stall and obfuscate.

The “Penny Plan” budget would repeal the recent Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which raised spending by nearly $300 billion, and then it would cut one penny for every dollar spent on the federal budget. Together, these reforms would balance the budget within five years, and then put it on a sustainable 1% growth rate going forward.

With our national debt at just over $21 trillion, and with our annual deficit reaching $1 trillion in perpetuity, this balanced budget proposal is sorely needed.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

Club for Growth PAC Congratulates Russ Fulcher  

Rachael Slobodien - May 16th, 2018

 Today, Club for Growth PAC released the following statement congratulating its endorsed candidate, Russ Fulcher, for winning the Republican primary election in Idaho’s first Congressional district:

“Club for Growth PAC was honored to be one of the first to endorse Russ Fulcher in his run for Congress,” stated Club for Growth President David McIntosh.

“Russ ran a strong campaign and his record in the state legislature proves he will be a fearless advocate for conservative policies in Washington. Russ will continue to fight against Obamacare in Congress just as he fought against Medicaid expansion in his state.

“Club for Growth members and Club for Growth Action were instrumental in getting Russ across the finish line today, and we look forward to his work in advancing economic liberty for our nation.”

  • Club for Growth PAC endorsed Russ Fulcher on November 27, 2017.
  • Club for Growth Action invested more than $500,000 on independent expenditures in support of Russ Fulcher.
  • Additionally, Club members bundled $135,000 in contributions directly to the Fulcher campaign through the Club for Growth PAC.

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Club for Growth Action Unveils “Pelosi” Ad in TX-21

Rachael Slobodien - May 15th, 2018

Today, Club for Growth Action announced the release of a 30-second ad that will begin airing on broadcast throughout Texas’s 21st Congressional district; the ad exposes the weakness of Matt McCall’s candidacy.  This is an additional $140,000 expenditure on top of an existing ad buy.

Upon release of the ad, Club for Growth Action President David McIntosh remarked, “There is a reason that Matt McCall was decimated the past two times he ran for Congress.  He has demonstrated he’s not a viable candidate.  Given how close Pelosi and the Democrats may be to gaining control of Congress, Republican voters simply cannot afford to leave this race in the hands of a weak candidate like McCall.”

To watch CFG Action’s television ad, “Pelosi,” click here.  The transcript of the ad is included below.

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Club for Growth Action
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Pelosi

Matt McCall just might make Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House.

McCall has run for Congress twice before. He got swamped.

With Democrats so close to controlling congress, if McCall loses again… Hello, Nancy.

And McCall must know he’s weak, ‘cause now he’s using the same fake news attacks against Chip Roy that liberals use against Donald Trump. 

McCall for Congress? Pelosi for Speaker.

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Club for Growth Action Launches Ad in TX-06

Rachael Slobodien - May 15th, 2018

Today, Club for Growth Action announced the release of a 30-second ad that will begin airing on cable throughout Texas’s 6th Congressional district. The ad highlights Ron Wright’s conservative credentials.

Upon release of the ad, Club for Growth Action President David McIntosh remarked, “Ron Wright is a conservative fighter and will be a strong advocate for President Trump. From working to make President Trump’s tax cuts permanent to fighting against career politicians, Ron Wright will be a strong conservative voice in Congress.”

To watch CFG Action’s television ad, “Wright,” click here. The transcript of the ad is included below.

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Club for Growth Action
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Wright

President Trump needs fighters in Congress to help him change Washington. He needs Ron Wright.

 

Wright will stand with President Trump to drain the swamp, control spending, and make Trump’s tax cuts permanent.

Wright’s a conservative outsider. So Wright supports President Trump’s effort to term limit Congress and get rid of the professional politicians in Washington.

 

Conservative Republican Ron Wright. For Trump. For Texas. For Congress.

Club for Growth Action is responsible for the content of this advertising.

 

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Club for Growth Action Launches Website and Ad Exposing Fagg’s True Record

Rachael Slobodien - May 15th, 2018

Today, Club for Growth Action announced the release of a 30-second ad that will begin airing on broadcast and digital throughout the state of Montana. This is an additional $600,000 on top of the current ad buy. Club for Growth Action also unveiled a new website, FactsForMontana.com, that highlights Russell Fagg’s record of being light on crime.

Upon release of the ad, Club for Growth Action President David McIntosh remarked, “Russell Fagg wants Montanans to think that he’s tough on crime. His record on the bench tells a different story. Montanans deserve to know the truth about the decisions Fagg made while on the bench. The truth, fully documented by court records and local news reporting, is Fagg’s decisions made Montanans less safe.”

To watch CFG Action’s television ad, “Objection,” click here. The transcript of the ad is included below.

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Club for Growth Action
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Objection

When Russ Fagg claims he protected Montana families, he’s not telling the whole truth.

 

After Matthew Green assaulted a child, choked his wife, and came at her with a knife, he faced

 

50 years in prison.

Fagg put him away for just five years.

 

The mom testified, “My children watched him beat me up for 45 minutes.”

 

Still Fagg cut 45 years off the maximum sentence.

 

Russ Fagg. He’s tough on victims.

 

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