Doug Sachtleben - May 21st, 2015
Washington, DC – The Club for Growth today announced the release of TV ads urging four Members of Congress to join conservatives and end the Export-Import Bank. The ads will air, starting tomorrow, in the congressional districts of Chairmen Rob Bishop (UT-1) and Bill Shuster (PA-9), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1) and Chris Stewart (UT-2), on broadcast and cable TV in Salt Lake City, Johnstown, PA, Clarksburg, WV, and Wheeling, WV. The new ads are part of an overall $1 million campaign, including digital advertising, that began last month in the congressional districts of Bill Flores (TX-17), Renee Ellmers (NC-02), Stephen Fincher (TN-08) and Buddy Carter (GA-01).
To view the Club for Growth’s new TV ads urging Members to not reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, click here.
“The Club for Growth agrees with Chairman Jeb Hensarling that momentum among House Republicans is turning against the Export-Import Bank,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “Average Americans are fed up with Washington’s corporate welfare, and the Club’s ads have become a wake-up call to constituents that their Representatives still want to funnel tax dollars to a few big special interests, while other businesses are forced to compete against government handouts. We know that hundreds of calls were made to the offices of the four Members who were the focus of the Club’s first round of ads, and today we’ve already expressed our delight that one of those four, Congressman Bill Flores, has come out strongly against Ex-Im. He demonstrated courageous leadership, and the Club appreciates Rep. Flores listening to the concerns of his constituents about the fraud, corruption, and lack of transparency at the Ex-Im Bank. Now, other Republican Members need to stop standing with Hillary and Obama, and join the Republican presidential field, and most of the House Republican leadership, in opposing the Ex-Im Bank.”