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.”