CFG Action Montana Launches New TV Ad On No-Show Tester

Rachael Slobodien - September 05th, 2018

Washington, DC – Today, CFG Action Montana launched its fourth ad as part of its seven figure television campaign highlighting Sen. Tester’s dishonest and liberal Washington record. The ad will run on broadcast, cable, and satellite TV across the state.

“Missing” continues to highlight Sen. Tester’s betrayal of Montana values in favor of the Washington, D.C. swamp. While Montana families work hard to make ends meet, Sen. Tester has no problem accepting his taxpayer-funded paycheck even when he doesn’t show up for work. Over his 12 years in Washington, Sen. Tester has missed more than 60 percent of his committee hearings, and missed 76 percent of Senate Homeland Security meetings. This is yet another example of Sen. Tester “going Washington.”

Previous ads have highlighted Sen. Tester’s broken promises on debt reduction, accepting special-interest perks and lobbyist contributions, and Obamacare.

Watch the ad here:

“Montana taxpayers deserve a senator who actually works for them – and that person is clearly not Jon Tester,” said CFG Action Montana President David McIntosh. “Sen. Tester has been too busy cavorting with his special-interest friends to show up for work and fight for the policies Montana citizens care about. Montana deserves a senator who keeps his promises and does his job.”

Script

  • In Montana, people believe in an honest day’s work. But not Jon Tester. 
  • Tester has a problem showing up for his job.  
  • All told, Tester’s missed more than 60 percent of his committee hearings in the Senate. 
  • Tester even missed 76 percent of Senate Homeland Security meetings.
  • Fighting illegal immigration and stopping terrorism is that committee’s job.
  • But time and again, Tester disappears.
  • Jon Tester. He’s gone Washington.
  • CFG Action Montana is responsible for the content of this message.

Background

Sen. Tester missed more than 60 percent of his committee hearings in the Senate and 76 percent Senate Homeland Security meetings (Congressional Hearings, Government Publishing Office)

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Club for Growth PAC Praises Gov. Ducey for Kyl Senate Appointment

Rachael Slobodien - September 04th, 2018

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth PAC praised Arizona Governor Doug Ducey for appointing former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl to the U.S. Senate to serve out the rest of Sen. John McCain’s term. Kyl’s appointment will run through 2020, when a special election will be held to fulfill the remainder of Sen. McCain’s term.

Sen. Jon Kyl is a longtime fiscal conservative who earned a lifetime Club for Growth score of 92% during his time in Congress. Known for his expertise on financial and economic issues, Sen. Kyl has been a strong voice and reliable vote for pro-growth policies.

Club for Growth PAC has previously supported Jon Kyl in his Senate race.

“Club for Growth PAC congratulates Sen. Kyl on his appointment to the U.S. Senate, and thanks Gov. Ducey for appointing a strong fiscal conservative who will fight for Arizona taxpayers,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. Sen. Kyl will join other limited-government senators in championing pro-growth policies like repealing Obamacare, making the Trump tax cuts permanent, and undoing the regulatory damage of the Obama years.”

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Club for Growth Action Launches Ad Campaign in Texas Senate Race

Rachael Slobodien - September 04th, 2018

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth Action launched a broadcast ad in the Texas U.S. Senate race, kicking off a seven-figure television campaign that will run over the next two months.

Entitled “Bulldozer,” the ad highlights Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s scandal-filled past. Specifically, the ad educates voters about O’Rourke’s participation in a wealthy, elite cabal of El Paso businessmen seeking to enrich themselves at the expense of the local community.

As an El Paso city councilman, O’Rourke refused to recuse himself and attempted to push through an El Paso redevelopment plan led by his wealthy father-in-law, Bill Sanders. The plan would have used eminent domain powers to bulldoze the historic Hispanic neighborhood of Segundo Barrio, displacing families and local businesses in favor of big-box retail.

At the time, Beto O’Rourke, whose district included the Segundo Barrio neighborhood, was deemed a “a liar, a thief, and a sellout,” part of an elite group of “neo-conquistadors.” (Texas Observer, 5/4/07)

Watch the ad here:

“Beto O’Rourke’s crooked past is an ominous indication of the kind of senator he would be,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “As liberals celebrate Beto O’Rourke as their rising star cast as a ‘man of the people,’ the truth couldn’t be more different. O’Rourke is a modern-day Elmer Gantry who has a long record of using government to enrich his family and his friends. We can’t trust Beto O’Rourke.”

 

Script

  • Bosses. Bullies. Conquistadores.
  • El Paso’s rich and powerful stay that way by controlling politicians, like Beto O’Rourke.
  • As councilman, Beto carried water for his wealthy father-in-law, the developer behind a “downtown redevelopment” scheme.
  • Pushing the city to bulldoze an historic Hispanic neighborhood using eminent domain.
  • A government wrecking ball, displacing poor families to enrich his own.
  • Beto the Bully.
  • Club For Growth Action is responsible for the content of this advertising.

 

Background

Beto O’Rourke was a member of the Paso del Norte Group (PDNG), a private and highly secretive organization of powerful influencers and businessmen in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.

  • “O’Rourke, who is running for reelection, adamantly denies any conflict of interest despite the fact that his wife, his mother, his father-in-law, and even O’Rourke himself were at one time all members of the PDNG.” (Texas Observer, 5/4/07)
  • Beto O’Rourke’s father-in-law, Bill Sanders, was the driving force in developing the Paso Del Norte Group and spearheaded a plan to redevelop El Paso Downtown. (El Paso Inc, 5/29/07)

 

The PDNG redevelopment project would have been devastating to local communities and businesses.

  • “Under the plan, roughly 325 acres between Interstate 10 and the Mexican border are targeted for redevelopment. Nearly 168 acres probably will be bulldozed, and another 157 acres designated a historical zone eligible for tax incentives.” (Texas Observer, 5/4/07)
  • “Now a powerful alliance of wealthy businessmen, aided by local politicians, is on the brink of seizing the barrio. If it’s successful, hundreds of residents will be forced out of their homes. Businesses will be relocated. And the Segundo Barrio and surrounding neighborhoods gradually will be erased – ‘de-Mexicanized.’” (Texas Observer, 5/4/07)
  • “The Downtown TIRZ would come with a muscular implementation program to force owners of blighted property to make one of three choices – exchange their property for shares in a real estate investment trust (REIT), in essence converting the property into a liquid investment delineated by shares in the trust; sell to the REIT at fair-market value, or; face an eminent domain action.” (El Paso Inc, 4/3/06)

 

Beto O’Rourke was a critical player in pushing for the PDNG redevelopment plan.

  • “O’Rourke, who is the son-in-law of Sanders, made the motion to begin the process of adopting the Plan, calling Downtown ‘one piece of El Paso that was missing on the road back to greatness.’” (Newspaper Tree, 3/3/06)
  • “‘El Plan,’ as it’s become known, was received with enthusiasm by El Paso’s elected officials, including Mayor John Cook…and 34-year-old Councilman Beto O’Rourke, a boyish-looking, fourth-generation El Pasoan who runs a Web-based technology business.” (Texas Observer, 5/4/07)
  • Beto O’Rourke voted against an attempt to “rule out eminent domain for private development from the downtown plan” at a city council meeting on June 13, 2006. (City council minutes, 6/13/06)
  • Beto O’Rourke voted for PDNG’s master plan at the city council meeting on October 31, 2006. (City council minutes, 10/31/06)
  • Despite a clear conflict, O’Rourke refused to recuse himself from votes relating to the redevelopment plan. (Texas Observer, 5/4/07) (Deep Inside El Paso, 5/28/12)
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Jim Jordan Overwhelming Favorite for Speaker among Club for Growth Members

Rachael Slobodien - August 30th, 2018

Washington, DC – Club for Growth members from throughout America prefer Representative Jim Jordan as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives by a 19 to 1 margin over House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy according to a survey conducted by the Club for Growth.

A sample of more than 3,800 members of the Club for Growth, a national network of more than 250,000 pro-growth, limited government Americans who share in the belief that prosperity and opportunity come from economic freedom, were surveyed.  95% picked Jordan to McCarthy 5%

“Jordan’s massive margin of support reflects the disappointment economic conservatives have in the current House Leadership,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh.  “The Leadership failed to keep its campaign pledges to fully repeal Obamacare and control government spending.  Not only is Obamacare still the law of the land, the House Leadership pressured Republican Members of Congress to vote for an annual budget that puts the U.S. on the path to a $1 trillion deficit by 2020,” McIntosh explained.

“We think Jim Jordan will help Republicans keep the majority. Multiple polls have shown an ‘enthusiasm gap’ favoring Democrats that could cost Republicans control of the House in the fall election. That’s what can happen when you don’t deliver,” McIntosh said.  “We need effective conservative leaders like Jim Jordan who will keep their campaign promises if we are to keep control of the House out of the hands of Nancy Pelosi and her ilk.”

 

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Club for Growth PAC Congratulates Greg Steube on FL-17 Win

Rachael Slobodien - August 29th, 2018

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth PAC congratulated Greg Steube on winning the Republican primary in Florida’s 17th Congressional District. With 80% of precincts reporting, Steube claimed a decisive victory with 62% of the vote.

Club for Growth PAC and Action played a pivotal role in backing conservative Greg Steube over the Establishment-backed Julio Gonzalez. Club for Growth PAC bundled over $130,000 in contributions to Steube’s campaign, and Club for Growth Action independently spent nearly $750,000 in television ads boosting Steube’s candidacy. Watch Club for Growth Action’s ads here and here.

Steube’s most well-funded opponent, Julio Gonzalez, was backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and $310,000 in spending from moderate special-interest groups like the so-called Conservative Leadership Alliance, Defending Main Street Super PAC, and other PACs.

The FL-17 seat is a safe Republican seat in the general election with a R+13 Cook Partisan Voter Index.

“Club for Growth’s PACs were proud to play a role in Greg Steube’s victory tonight,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh said. “As a state legislator, Greg was a staunch pro-growth conservative who wasn’t afraid of taking on both parties, and his courage and principle will serve him well in Washington. We fully expect Greg to be a leader in Congress in the fight for economic freedom.”

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