Doug Sachtleben - June 12th, 2015
Washington, DC – The Club for Growth today released TV ads urging two more Members of Congress to join conservatives and end the Export-Import Bank. The ads are airing in the congressional districts of Representatives Bruce Westerman (AR-4) and Phil Roe (TN-1). They are on broadcast and cable TV in Little Rock and Fort Smith, AR, and in the Tri-Cities area of northeast Tennessee.
To view the Club for Growth’s new TV ads urging Members to not reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, click here.
“The list of conservatives who want to end the Export-Import Bank is growing,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “Republican presidential candidates, congressional leaders, and committee chairmen in the House and Senate are lining up AGAINST Ex-Im. Meanwhile, there’s overwhelming support FOR Ex-Im from Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and liberal Democrats.
“The opposition to Ex-Im knows what it is: a corrupt federal agency that hands out corporate welfare with American tax dollars. The Club hopes that Phil Roe and Bruce Westerman will join that opposition and stand against any reauthorization of Ex-Im.”
The new ads are part of an overall $1 million campaign, including digital advertising. The Club’s first round of Ex-Im ads began airing in April in the congressional districts of Representatives Bill Flores (TX-17), Renee Ellmers (NC-02), Stephen Fincher (TN-08) and Buddy Carter (GA-01). The second round of ads began airing May 22 in the congressional districts of Representatives Bill Shuster (PA-9) and David McKinley (WV-1). Ads were also planned to start in the districts of Representatives Rob Bishop (UT-1) and Chris Stewart (UT-2), but were canceled after both came out with statements clearly opposing the bank’s reauthorization. The Club also ran an ad in Florida urging Democrats there to support Rep. Alan Grayson’s (FL-9) opposition to Ex-Im, over Rep. Patrick Murphy’s (FL-18) support for the bank.
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