“Hoosiers want the real deal, and Kip Tom’s record proves that he’s not a true economic conservative.”
Washington, DC – Club for Growth Action, a political arm of the Club for Growth, today announced the release of a 30-second television ad that has begun airing on broadcast and cable television in Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District.
“Hoosiers want the real deal, and Kip Tom’s record proves that he’s not a true economic conservative,” said Club for Growth Action president David McIntosh. “Kip Tom is claiming to be a conservative outsider, when he’s really a liberal insider. Tom is on the board of a corporate group that has repeatedly donated to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. He was also on the board of a quasi-governmental corporation that was criticized for its lack of transparency, while giving out corporate welfare.
“Jim Banks has a record of service that is marked by cutting taxes and spending. He is the true economic conservative in this race.”
Note: Jim Banks was the first House candidate endorsed by Club for Growth PAC in the 2016 cycle.
The ad can be viewed here.
Club for Growth Action
SEE KIP TOM’S ADS CALLING HIM A CONSERVATIVE OUTSIDER?
LIKE A LOT OF POLITICAL ADS, IT’S THE OPPOSITE THAT’S TRUE.
KIM TOM IS ON THE BOARD OF A CORPORATE GROUP THAT DONATES TO LIBERALS, INCLUDING NANCY PELOSI AND HARRY REID.
AND HE SAT ON A QUASI-GOVERNMENTAL BOARD THAT DOLED OUT CORPORATE WELFARE, WHILE HIDING HOW IT ACTUALLY SPENT TAX DOLLARS.
THE REAL KIP TOM?
A LIBERAL INSIDER.
CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF THIS ADVERTISING.
Growth Energy Timeline:
2010: Growth Energy PAC donates $1000 to Nancy Pelosi and $2400 to Harry Reid (Open Secrets).
2012: Growth Energy PAC donates $1000 to both Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid (Open Secrets).
December 2014: Kip Tom donates $300 to Growth Energy’s PAC (www.fec.gov).
April 2015: Kip Tom donates $1000 to Growth Energy’s PAC (www.fec.gov).
July 2015: Growth Energy PAC donates $5000 to Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign (www.fec.gov)
October/December 2015: Kip Tom receives two $2500 donations from Growth Energy PAC.
Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) Timeline:
March 2005: Kip Tom named as an inaugural IEDC board member by Mitch Daniels (Associated Press State & Local Wire, 3/3/2005; IEDC Board Minutes, 3/17/2005).
March 2010: WTHR first reports on the IEDC’s exaggeration of job creation claims and lack of transparency (WTHR).
December 2012: Kip Tom writes an op-ed defending the IEDC (Indianapolis Star, 12/30/2012) at the exact same time that multiple state papers are calling for more IEDC oversight and accountability (Madison Courier, 12/29/2012; The Frankfort Times, 12/31/2012) and when State Senators Mike Delph and Jim Banks are introducing legislation to improve IEDC transparency (Marion Chronicle-Tribune, 12/30/2012).
November 2012: Mike Pence elected Governor of Indiana.
May 2013: Governor Mike Pence signs an IEDC transparency bill into law (WTHR).
September 2015: Kip Tom resigns from the board of IEDC when he declares his bid for Congress (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 9/3/2015).