Press Releases

Club for Growth Warns House GOP Not to Get Intoxicated with Earmarks

Rachael Slobodien - January 18th, 2018

This week the Club for Growth will unveil a new ad, “Hangover,” that brings attention to the wasteful spending practice of earmarks that Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) and some of his Republican colleagues seek to restore.


Ahead of releasing the ad, Club for Growth President David McIntosh offered the following statement: “In 2011, taxpayers scored a huge victory when Republicans forced Congress to sober up and swear off earmark spending.  But some House Republicans haven’t lost their taste for waste and are tempted to go off the wagon.  Bringing back earmarks would be costly both to taxpayers’ wallets and Republicans’ chances of holding a majority in the House.  We thought we’d explain the risks to John Culberson, who has publicly stated support for bringing back earmarks.  Club for Growth encourages members to do the right thing for taxpayers and abandon their desire to reinstitute earmarks.”


The ad will run on TV in Texas beginning tomorrow and digitally for a week.


To watch Club for Growth’s ad, click here.


The transcript of the 15-second ad can also be found below.





“John Culberson’s been sober for years.  But he’s getting thirsty.”


“He wants to bring back earmark spending in Congress.  You know:  Wasteful spending that gives taxpayers a wicked hangover.”


“Tell Culberson to just say NO to earmarks.”


Club for Growth Polling Shows Marsha Blackburn Is So Strong She’d Even Whip Bob Corker

Rachael Slobodien - January 16th, 2018

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth PAC released poll results that not only demonstrate conservative champion Marsha Blackburn is expanding her commanding lead over Stephen Fincher in the Republican primary, but she also would be substantially ahead of ten-year incumbent Bob Corker were he to join the race.

Specifically, the polling revealed:

  • Marsha Blackburn continues a commanding lead over Stephen Fincher.
    • Marsha Blackburn leads Fincher by 53 points in a head-to-head ballot.
    • Blackburn has built strong and positive statewide name ID with Republican primary voters.
    • Blackburn’s strong showing isn’t just a matter of name ID.
      • Blackburn leads by 44 points among voters who have heard of both candidates.
      • She leads by 40 among those with opinions of both.
  • Blackburn also would lead ten-year retiring Senator Bob Corker by 38 points.
    • In a hypothetical match-up with the retiring Senator, Blackburn has the support of more than three-in-five primary voters.
    •  Corker’s image among Republican primary voters is net-negative.

The survey was conducted for Club for Growth by WPA Intelligence on January 14-15, 2018.  The study has a sample size of n=502 likely Republican primary voters in Tennessee and a margin of error ±4.4% at the 95% confidence level.

Paid for by Club for Growth PAC and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. 202.955.5500

Club for Growth on Bringing Back Earmarks

Rachael Slobodien - January 09th, 2018

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh offered the following statement upon news of House Republicans’ interest in bringing back earmarks:

“If Republicans bring back earmarks, then it virtually guarantees that they will lose the House, stated Club for Growth President David McIntosh.


Bringing back earmarks is the antithesis of draining the swamp.  Earmarks will only benefit the special interests that grow government at the expense of working men and women.



Club for Growth PAC Endorses Rick Saccone for Congress

Rachael Slobodien - December 19th, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth PAC announced its endorsement of Rick Saccone for the U.S. House of Representatives.  Saccone is running for the open seat vacated earlier this year by Tim Murphy (PA-18).

“Club for Growth PAC is proud to endorse Rick Saccone in his run for Congress,” stated Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh.  “Rick is a constitutional conservative who supports lower taxes, repealing Obamacare, and limiting the size of government.  In his time serving in the General Assembly, Rick has proven to be a strong conservative voice and been a strong advocate for Pennsylvania’s taxpayers.”


Paid for by Club for Growth PAC and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. 202.955.5500

Club for Growth’s Statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Rachael Slobodien - December 19th, 2017

Club for Growth’s Statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh offered the following statement ahead of votes in the House and Senate on H.R. 1, “The Tax Cuts and Jobs” Act:

“Club for Growth congratulates members of the House and Senate conference committee for their work in delivering strong pro-growth tax reform the American people,” stated David McIntosh.

“The tax reform bill will unleash great economic growth and prosperity.  And while this legislation embodies the most significant changes made to our tax code in thirty years, there’s no reason we have to wait for another thirty years to enact additional reform.

“In fact, with respect to the individual and major pass through businesses, this bill falls far short of pro-growth expectations.  For that reason, Congress should take up a new tax bill next year to complete the work by:

  • Having a real 25 percent maximum rate for businesses organized as subchapter S corps or LLCs, rather than artificial exclusions for sectors like financial services, and unfairly excluding 80 percent of business income from the pass-through rate.
  • Making permanent the temporary tax cuts for individuals.
  • Eliminating the death tax.
  • Repealing fully the Alternative Minimum Tax.
  • Cutting capital gains taxes to spur individual investments.
  • Repealing fully the taxes in Obamacare.