WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, The New York Times reported on what conservative groups are doing to fight the Democrats’ sham impeachment and specifically highlighted the work of Club for Growth. Excerpts and a link to the story follow; please email Joe Kildea if you’d like to learn more or interview David McIntosh, President of Club for Growth.
Some of the nation’s leading conservative groups — the Club For Growth, FreedomWorks, Citizens United, and Tea Party Patriots — have locked arms to serve as an unofficial war room for the president during the impeachment inquiry, the third such proceeding in modern history, but the first of the social media age.
The Club For Growth has spent over $200,000 on advertisements, most of which upbraid politically vulnerable House Democrats for supporting the impeachment inquiry. They have also trained their fire on Republican lawmakers who have signaled an openness to impeachment. Last month, the group released polling showing that Representative Mark Amodei of Nevada, who said he supported the inquiry and then walked it back, would lose in a primary race.
After Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, criticized the president for his conduct in the Ukraine affair, the group ran television ads in his home state, as well as nationally online, calling Mr. Romney a “Democrat secret asset” who is “plotting to take down President Trump with impeachment.”
“The goal there was to signal to him and to all the other Republicans on the Hill, that if you go that route, there is going to be a significant backlash,” David McIntosh, the president of the Club for Growth, said in an interview. The ad, the group said, performed better than almost any of its other digital campaigns, prompting tens of thousands of new members to sign up.
Mr. McIntosh said the Club for Growth was seeing “tremendous feedback from every level” of participant in its organization, but in particular, activists outside Washington.
“We’re asking them to make calls to the offices. It’s brought in a lot of new activists for the Club For Growth,” he said. “At the donor level, we’re seeing a response. ‘How can I help, where do you need funds to execute this program?’”
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