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  • Can the Club for Growth Survive Donald Trump?

    10/01/2016 2:19:51 PM PDT · by orchestra · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/1/2016 | Simon van Zuylen-Wood
    (The free-market group spent big to defeat Trump, but he proved its supporters weren’t quite as faithful as once thought) Last year, back when polls favorable to Donald Trump were still being dismissed and skittish GOP candidates shied from confronting the blustery mogul, one group took him on directly. The Club for Growth, the deep-pocketed interest group that is feared by Republicans who come into its cross hairs for supporting tax or spending hikes, began running ads decrying Trump’s lack of conservative bona fides. “There’s nothing conservative about supporting socialized single-payer health care,” intoned a typical TV spot. “There’s nothing...
  • Club for Growth applauds Trump VP pick

    07/15/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 122 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    The Club for Growth, a conservative group that spent millions attacking Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary, on Friday lauded the businessman for choosing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. "Mike Pence would be an outstanding Vice-President,” Club president David McIntosh said in a statement minutes after Trump tweeted that he was tapping Pence. "The Club supported Mike Pence’s nomination as Republican Conference Chairman because we knew that he would be a strong voice for free markets and economic liberty among a House leadership team that was too prone to be weak on those issues. And today’s...
  • Paul Ryan On Stopping Trump's Muslim Ban: We'll Sue Him!

    06/17/2016 9:03:03 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 341 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 6/17/2016 | Tierney Sneed
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has made clear he doesn't agree with a proposal put forward by Donald Trump -- whom Ryan has endorsed -- to ban Muslim immigration into the United States, but in an interview with the Huffington Post Thursday, Ryan floated taking a President Trump to court if he tried to implement such a ban or some of his other controversial proposals unilaterally. “I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers,” Ryan said in a back-and-forth about Trump's claims that he could implement a Muslim ban or build a Mexican border wall without congressional...
  • Trump backs Ellmers in first congressional endorsement

    06/05/2016 7:23:23 AM PDT · by fifedom · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/04/16 | Elena Schneider
    Donald Trump has inserted himself into one of the most contentious House primaries in the country this weekend, endorsing GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers in her member-versus-member race in North Carolina. Trump makes a personal appeal to voters to back Ellmers in a robocall released Saturday. She was "the first congresswoman to endorse me and she really was terrific and boy, is she a fighter," Trump says in the call. It is the first time this election that Trump has picked sides in a congressional race.
  • Hillary May Secure Mitt Romney's Endorsement

    06/03/2016 1:11:26 PM PDT · by HoratioNelson · 62 replies ^ | 06/03/2016 | Chris Buskirk
    There is no NeverTrump Republican with a higher profile than Mitt Romney. Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard seems to be leading the movement, such as it is, but Romney was the party's nominee for President just 4 years ago and has made clear that he is implacably opposed to this year's nominee, Donald Trump. Even his running mate, Paul Ryan, has made his peace with Trump and given him his endorsement if not his love. Now comes news that Hillary Clinton is seeking Romney's endorsement...
  • Club for Growth backs off Trump threat

    05/05/2016 11:02:57 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2016 | Burgess Everett
    The Club for Growth's PAC, after warning Republican candidates that backing Donald Trump could cost them the group's support, is giving conservatives a pass now that the business mogul has effectively locked up the nomination. Club for Growth Action, which has been spending millions to try and sink Trump, had told its preferred candidates and those vying for its support to stay away from Trump. But on Wednesday a spokesman for Club for Growth Action, said that with Ted Cruz and John Kasich out of the race, candidates are freed from those restrictions...
  • National Review Editor BLAMES TRUMP SUPPORTERS for BLOODY MOB VIOLENCE at California GOP Rallies!

    04/29/2016 4:09:04 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 151 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    In the last 24 hours violent leftist mobs and Open Border thugs smashed police cars, bloodied Trump supporters, mugged Trump supporters, harassed Trump supporters, spit on Trump supporters, and stormed the GOP California Convention. National Review Washington Editor Eliana Johnson blamed the Trump supporters for this mob violence. Eliana Johnson: Well, one really important thing, Neil, is not to confuse where the bad behavior is coming from. Mr. Trump and his campaign have behaved badly in encouraging and fomenting violence inside their rallies. And, these protesters are behaving badly fomenting and encouraging bad behavior outside the rallies. The fact that...
  • Trump calls out Club 4 Growth after Their Trump Attack Ad Titled “Math” Doesn’t Add Up

    04/01/2016 10:46:37 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 1, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Club for Growth released its latest attack ad against Donald Trump. The ad titled “Math” is running in Wisconsin. In the ad Club for Growth posts a chart showing the candidate’s delegate count. Then Club for Growth adds Cruz and Kasich’s delegates to show (on a chart) Cruz beating Trump. But the ad doesn’t add up. 463 + 143 = 608 which is significantly less than 739.
  • Anti-Trump groups hope a Cruz win in Wisconsin will invigorate donors

    04/01/2016 6:08:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2015 | Jonathan Swan
    Conservative groups are banking on a Ted Cruz victory in Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary to halt Donald Trump’s momentum and convince increasingly dubious millionaires to keep funding the "Never Trump" movement. “We really see it as a game changer,” said Doug Sachtleben, communications director at the Club for Growth, one of the three main conservative groups dropping millions on attack ads against Trump. While Republican operatives running anti-Trump groups insist publicly that there are no “make or break” states there is a growing private consensus that a Cruz victory in Wisconsin wouldbe crucial to convince wealthy conservatives who dislike Trump that...
  • Chamber of Commerce enters first GOP Senate primary (IN)

    03/29/2016 5:36:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 3/29/16 | Joseph Lawlor
    Rep. Todd Young has won the backing of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in his Indiana Senate bid, representing the business lobby's first entry into a Republican Senate primary this cycle. The Chamber announced Monday that it had cut an ad for Young, a three-term congressman representing Indiana's 9th District in the southern part of the state. Young faces another member of Indiana's delegation, fellow three-term Rep. Marlin Stutzman, in the GOP primary. Stutzman has the backing of the Club for Growth, a group that favors fiscally conservative candidates in Republican primaries, as well as other conservative groups. The 30-second...
  • Our Principles PAC is the Second Anti-Trump Group To Invest Big in Wisconsin

    03/25/2016 12:07:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 25, 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Two of the most prominent outside groups funding efforts to prevent Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination will spend heavily in Wisconsin, the next primary state, NBC News has learned. Our Principles PAC is making a "very robust" investment in the state to fund a cable television ad buy, digital ads, direct and phone calls targeting Republican primary voters. The television ads are expected to be on air Monday. The decision by Our Principles PAC was announced Friday, one day after another anti-Trump group, the Club for Growth, announced its own $1 million advertisement buy in the Badger State....
  • The Stop Trump Movement Limps Forward

    03/18/2016 4:56:01 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 17, 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    That unity ticket would preferably include Sen. Ted Cruz, who is second behind Trump in the delegate count, and a presidential contender who dropped out already. But the group did not discount including someone not in the race like Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney. . . Still, the Club for Growth, has decided to continue on with its efforts to stop Trump. After an internal meeting Wednesday, the group decided to launch a $200,000 ad buy in Utah, which holds its primary Tuesday. . . "Going forward, looking at the numbers, we think it's still very possible to keep Trump...
  • Club for Growth warns against Trump endorsements

    03/01/2016 11:51:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/1/16 | BURGESS EVERETT
    The Club for Growth is issuing a warning to its stable of congressional candidates this fall: Endorse Donald Trump and you might just lose your backing. The conservative group, which specializes in supporting outsider candidates that challenge centrist-leaning Republicans, is actively considering denying endorsements to any candidate that endorses Trump while the primary is still being contested, according to a source familiar with the Club's endorsement process. The reason: The Club hates Trump's "liberal views on economic policy." "A Trump endorsement, before anyone clinches the nomination, would be viewed as a serious error in judgment, and would be more difficult...
  • Club for Growth warns against Trump endorsements

    03/01/2016 8:36:24 AM PST · by kevcol · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/01/16 | Burgess Everett
    The Club for Growth is issuing a warning to its stable of congressional candidates this fall: Endorse Donald Trump and you might just lose your backing. . . More spending is expected over the next two weeks, which could be decisive in determining whether Trump is the nominee, sources at the Club said.
  • Club for Growth to launch million-dollar attack on Donald Trump

    02/24/2016 3:58:17 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/23/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    The conservative group Club for Growth is set to launch an anti-Donald Trump advertising campaign in two states voting on March 1. The organization, which supports anti-tax policies, has purchased nearly $1 million in commercial bookings in Arkansas and Oklahoma on TV and digital platforms, according to a source familiar with the buy. Both states hold their primaries on Super Tuesday, when about 25 percent of the party's delegates are to be awarded as a dozen states hold their primaries. The offensive comes at a time of growing consternation among some in the Republican Party about stopping Trump. Numerous polls...
  • Senator Ted Cruz 2016 : ABANDON the Political SUICIDE of Increasing H1B Visas (An Open Letter)

    11/02/2015 8:44:09 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 36 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2015-11-02 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Monday, 2015-10-15 @ 11:45 AM-EST Senator Ted Cruz, Texas 2016 Republican Party Presidential Candidate EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Senator Ted Cruz, you must avoid the deadly "political suicide" regarding H1B Visas that will soon erupt as a MAJOR issue in the 2016 Presidential Campaign. Your continued association (as the voters see it) of supposedly wanting to increase H1B Visas by an "insane" 500-percent will possibly KILL your presidential candidacy. Senator Ted Cruz, you don't know me from Adam, so please allow me to assure you that I have your very best interests at heart. First, congratulations with your climb into a...
  • The H1B Visa: Twenty-Five Years of Helping Foreigners Take American Jobs

    12/13/2015 10:30:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/12/2015 | BY IAN SMITH
    Twenty-five years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Immigration Act of 1990. Instead of reforming the corrosive effects of the Immigration Act of 1965, an act that birthed the mass immigration system we have today, the 1990 act made the situation dramatically worse and make it less likely Americans would fill American jobs.The act raised the annual immigration ceiling from 530,000 to 700,000 (excluding other types of legal entry like refugee admissions) while creating a coterie of new immigrant and guestworker visas, mostly for semi-skilled and unskilled workers.Perhaps the most controversial creation of the 1990 act...
  • Club for Growth ad attacks Donald Trump's conservatism and character

    02/12/2016 10:56:14 AM PST · by Marcus · 43 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    As the battle for the Republican nomination for president shifts to South Carolina, all wings of the GOP, establishment and tea party conservative, are wrestling with the existential problem of how to stop Donald Trump. Trump, who won a convincing victory in New Hampshire, threatens to run the table by racking up enough wins to quickly amass enough delegates to lock down the nomination. The Club for Growth, an economic conservative group, has launched one of the first shots with an ad that attacks Trump’s conservatism and his character.
  • Club for Growth aims to take Trump down in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 10:13:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Club for Growth Action is claiming it took down Donald Trump in Iowa, and that it plans to do it again in South Carolina. The group, which has been consistently attacking Trump's conservative credentials for months, plans to hit the real estate mogul with a $1.5 million ad buy in the state that will start running Saturday on TV and digital platforms.
  • Conservatives, transparency win! GAB settles lawsuit, agrees to open up its secrets (WI)

    12/17/2015 11:09:52 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 12-17-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 306 of 308 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin - Conservatives who sued the state's political speech cop for helping to drive a politically motivated investigation picked up a huge victory in court Thursday. Conservative activist Eric O'Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth resolved their lawsuit against the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, with the GAB agreeing it will refrain from funding and assisting future criminal prosecutions in violation of its statutory authority. The victory for conservatives targeted in the unconstitutional John Doe investigation was announced a day after Gov. Scott Walker, himself a target of the...
  • Pro-Amnesty Club for Growth PAC Spends Millions To Attack Candidate Donald Trump…

    11/02/2015 7:24:24 AM PST · by Jane Long · 92 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Nov. 2, 2015 | sundance
    Pro-Amnesty Club for Growth PAC Spends Millions To Attack Candidate Donald Trump Using Pro-Rubio Media Firm... Similar to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - "Club for Growth" is a Political Action Committee who support: Amnesty, H1B visa growth programs, ObamaCare and the anti-American Trans-Pacific Trade Deal. CfG also has deep connections to Goldman Sachs and former banking executives. Club For Growth only supports candidates who support their "open borders"/ "globalist" objectives: ♦ Amnesty ♦ Comprehensive Immigration Reform ♦ Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Their current favored candidates are Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. From September 1st through September 30th Club For Growth...
  • Kevin Kennedy’s spin to save the GAB and his job contradicts the record (WI)

    10/28/2015 5:24:22 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-28-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 274 of 272 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog MADISON, Wis. – As Kevin Kennedy goes about trying to save his job and his rogue state agency, the director of the state Government Accountability Board is twisting, if not torturing, some facts. In his supplemental testimony on the agency released this week, Kennedy takes issue with state Sen. Leah Vukmir’s question on the GAB’s early involvement in a political John Doe probe into 29 conservative organizations and the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker. The Supreme Court in July ruled the investigation unconstitutional and...
  • Target of political John Doe targets reluctant senators in robocall campaign

    10/27/2015 5:32:27 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-27-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 273 of 271 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog MADISON, Wis. – While Senate Republican leadership attempts to woo a few members cool to a key provision in a Government Accountability Board overhaul bill, a vocal target of the GAB’s secret probe is using his constitutional rights to target lawmakers holding up reform. Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, tells Wisconsin Watchdog that the bill will be taken up, although likely not until next week. The proposal, which passed last week in the Assembly along party lines, could be...
  • This conservative group wants to take Trump's Iowa slide national

    10/26/2015 3:18:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/26/15 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Club for Growth declared "mission accomplished" last week as Republican front-runner Donald Trump slumped to second place in Iowa. Now, the fiscally conservative group is hatching a takedown in other early voting states. Last month, a super PAC affiliated with the club launched a $1 million negative ad blitz against Trump in the Hawkeye State. The ads began airing 24 hours after the first GOP debate and highlighted a handful of policy positions Trump once took that many conservatives would consider antithetical to their interests. "The polls have made it clear: Trump loses when voters know the truth about him,"...
  • Club for Growth claims credit as Trump drops in Iowa

    10/24/2015 7:45:02 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/2015 | Jonathan Easley
    The fiscally conservative Club for Growth is claiming credit for two new polls that show Donald Trump falling out of first place in Iowa. The Club’s super-PAC, Club for Growth Action, has spent $1 million on ads in Iowa hitting Trump on his past support for universal healthcare, bank bailouts and raising taxes on the wealthy, as well as his current support for eminent domain. “Two days, and two more polls with the same message that Club for Growth Action reported on Oct. 6: Donald Trump lost his lead in Iowa,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh said in a...
  • Who should drop presidential bid? Iowa Republicans say Trump

    10/23/2015 7:42:12 AM PDT · by McGruff · 87 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 10/23/2015
    For the second consecutive day, Ben Carson has emerged on top of the Republican field in Iowa, knocking off Donald Trump, who the top choice when voters are asked which candidate they’d like to see drop out of the race. The Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll has Carson receiving support from 28 percent of likely Republican Caucus participants, nine points ahead of Trump. It’s a significant shift from the last Bloomberg poll conducted in August. Since then, Carson has risen 10 points and Trump has dro0pped four.
  • Carson surges past Trump in Iowa. [2nd poll Carson up big]

    10/23/2015 4:23:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 257 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Ben Carson has plowed past Donald Trump in a second poll of Iowa voters released on Friday. Carson wins 28 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers in Iowa, according to the Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll, while Trump gets 19 percent.
  • Club for Growth super-PAC poll shows Trump drop in Iowa [targets Trump in Iowa- $1M ad campaign]

    10/22/2015 11:14:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/15 | Jonathan Easley
    The fiscally conservative group Club for Growth's super-PAC, which has been openly warring with Donald Trump, released a new poll on Tuesday showing the GOP front-runner falling to second place in Iowa. The poll found Ben Carson in first place with 21 percent support, followed by Trump at 16 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at 11 percent and Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina with 10 percent each. It’s the first poll since late July to find that Trump isn’t in the lead in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. The Club for Growth credited Trump’s decline to a $1 million ad buy...
  • Donald Trump just tweeted what about Iowa corn? (Trump's getting mischievous)

    10/22/2015 10:54:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 172 replies
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  • Ben Carson is now the Iowa frontrunner

    10/22/2015 10:53:02 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 80 replies
    MSN ^ | 22 Oct 15 | Becca Stanek
    Donald Trump has been dethroned — at least in Iowa. A new Quinnipiac University poll out Thursday shows that Ben Carson now leads the GOP presidential field in the Hawkeye State by an 8 point margin, winning the support of 28 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers to Trump's 20 percent. That's a big reversal and a big drop for Trump, who just last month led Carson in the state 27 percent to 21 percent, Politico reports.
  • Club for Growth says $1 million ad buy hurt Trump

    10/12/2015 7:45:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 63 replies
    A conservative economic organization says its anti-Donald Trump ad campaign is one reason for the billionaire's sinking numbers in Iowa. More than three weeks ago Club for Growth launched a $1 million TV buy in Iowa. The ad buy may have helped. In a new poll of likely Iowa caucus participants conducted by Basswood Research, Trump has fallen into second place behind Dr. Ben Carson, 21 to 16 percent. Marco Rubio is five points behind Trump in third place. The Hill reports the survey questioned 500 likely GOP caucus-goers and Club for Growth commissioned the poll.
  • New Poll: Trump Lead in Iowa Gone

    10/07/2015 10:40:26 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 71 replies
    Club fir Growth ^ | 10/6/15 | Doug Sachtleben
    Three weeks ago, Club for Growth Action began a $1 million TV buy in Iowa. The ads (click here to view) finally began to expose Donald Trump’s extremely liberal record on taxes, health care, bailouts, and property rights. A new poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus voters indicates that the more they hear about Trump’s record, the more they reject it.
  • More Wisconsin Emails -- How investigators Targeted Conservative Supreme Court Justices

    09/17/2015 2:45:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Our liberal friends in Wisconsin are unhappy. They think someone is leaking emails that make the state’s partisan campaign regulators look bad. We’ll plead guilty to having sources, but the emails are news and they sure are revealing. Today’s installment from court documents concerns how a special prosecutor and regulators at the Government Accountability Board (GAB) targeted the state’s conservative Supreme Court justices. The partisan goal was to force some justices to recuse themselves from hearing a constitutional challenge to their probe of Governor Scott Walker and his political allies. In a Feb. 11, 2013 email, then-GAB staff counsel Shane...
  • Club for Growth Launches $1 Million Anti-Trump Ad Campaign

    09/15/2015 8:29:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 131 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 15, 2015 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    The fiscal conservative advocacy group Club for Growth said on Tuesday it was funding $1 million in advertisements attacking Republican Donald Trump in the early-nominating state of Iowa, the first concentrated campaign to dislodge the front runner in the race for the GOP nomination.The ads will launch on Thursday, a day after the second official GOP debate in which Mr. Trump will again take the center podium. They publicize statements Mr. Trump has made in recent years in which he takes positions on health care, taxes, and other issues that the group says align him with Democratic front runner Hillary...
  • Club for Growth Goes After Trump with $1 Million Ad Buy

    09/15/2015 7:51:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/15/2015 | by ELAINA PLOTT
    The Club for Growth, a conservative anti-tax organization, is launching a $1 million television campaign against Republican front-runner Donald Trump. The ads, to air in battleground state Iowa starting Thursday, will hammer Trump on his record supporting national health care, the Wall Street bailout, “eminent-domain abuse,” and “protectionist” trade policies. The television ads will close with Club for Growth president David McIntosh’s slogan that Trump is “the worst kind of politician.” “Donald Trump has the worst record in the entire field on economic policies,” said McIntosh. “He’ll say anything to get elected, and he’ll do just the opposite when he’s...
  • Report: Private Financial Group Beginning Campaign To Destroy Donald Trump…

    09/09/2015 3:55:35 PM PDT · by Amntn · 52 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/9/15 | Sundance
    We have shared on numerous occasions the inherent risk to massive financial interests behind the Donald Trump campaign bid to win the GOP nomination. Indeed, if you really think about it – there are trillions at stake. By itself the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal represents 40%+ of all global manufacturing. When you think about how much capital that equates to in monetary value you get into “trillions” at stake. People with that amount of money (and influence) on the line -as an outcome of an election- don’t just sit back and await an outcome; they take action to protect their position.
  • Conservative group to unveil ‘major’ ad campaign after courting donors to take down Trump

    09/14/2015 7:49:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/14/15 | Sean Sullivan
    The Club for Growth, a conservative group that has routinely criticized Donald Trump, plans to unveil a "major television ad campaign in an early presidential primary state" on Tuesday on the heels of asking top Republican donors to give the organization money to fund a multimillion-dollar campaign against the Republican front-runner. A public relations representative for the anti-tax group sent out a news release Monday morning announcing its super PAC arm, Club for Growth Action, would debut the ad on Tuesday morning at the National Press Club in Washington. Asked what the ad is about, Club for Growth spokesman Doug...

    09/13/2015 9:17:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2014 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    EXCLUSIVE: TRUMP CALLS CLUB FOR GROWTH ‘A PACK OF THIEVES’ by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY 29 Aug 2015. NASHVILLE, Tennessee–In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, GOP front runner Donald Trump is firing back at the Club for Growth. “They’re a pack of thieves,” Trump told Breitbart News as he was leaving Nashville’s Rocketown facility. He had just finished delivering a high-energy speech to an overflow crowd of more than 1,000 people. Trump was attending the annual convention of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, which describes itself as “the grassroots Republican wing of the Republican Party.” “They [the Club for...
  • Did Club for Growth Try to Shakedown Trump?

    09/07/2015 3:57:15 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/15 | Jerry A. Kane
    Trump: Tax-cutting advocacy group has started running an attack ad campaign against him because he refused Club for Growth president David McIntosh's request for a million-dollar donation It looks like one of the preeminent tea-party-aligned groups has been outed for an attempted shakedown of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. According to Trump, the tax-cutting advocacy group has started running an attack ad campaign against him because he refused Club for Growth president David McIntosh’s request for a million-dollar donation. HTML5 video is not supported! Trump asked the group to release the letter McIntosh had sent him on June 2 requesting...
  • Conservative group trying to mount anti-Trump ad campaign (Club For Amnesty...)

    09/05/2015 7:33:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/15 | Sean Sullivan and Matea Gold
    A top conservative group is trying to coax wealthy Republican donors to help fund a multimillion-dollar ad campaign and other efforts against Donald Trump — the latest sign of growing anxiety within GOP circles over the businessman’s dominance in the 2016 race. But some GOP financers are skeptical of the plan, fearing it will only fuel Trump’s outsider pitch. The lack of consensus illustrates how Trump, for the moment, is a problem without a clear solution in the eyes of party leaders worried that his controversial rhetoric and tactics are hurting the Republican brand. Officials with the Club for Growth...
  • Memo to Wisconsin lawmakers: Fire director of rogue agency

    09/01/2015 11:27:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 9-1-15 | Eric O'Keefe
    The Wall Street Journal and Wisconsin Watchdog disclosed that the staff of the Government Accountability Board was engaged in partisan calculations during an investigation into the activities of the Wisconsin Club for Growth and various citizens. Kevin Kennedy responded to the disclosure with a statement that GAB staff members “feel passionately about ensuring that all parties comply with campaign finance laws.” “Passionate” is a strong word; here is the definition: Passionate: having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid. And this is the definition of its opposite: Dispassionate: free from or unaffected by passion;...

    08/29/2015 2:24:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 131 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29,2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, GOP front runner Donald Trump is firing back at the Club for Growth. “They’re a pack of thieves,” Trump told Breitbart News as he was leaving Nashville’s Rocketown facility. He had just finished delivering a high-energy speech to an overflow crowd of more than 1,000 people. Trump was attending the annual convention of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, which describes itself as “the grassroots Republican wing of the Republican Party.” “They [the Club for Growth] came to my office looking for money. I turned them down. That’s why they’re after me,” Trump...
  • Legal defense of rogue John Doe agents costs taxpayers nearly $1.2 million

    08/24/2015 7:22:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-24-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – So how much has it cost Wisconsin taxpayers to defend the rogue prosecutors of a political investigation that has been ordered shut down by the state Supreme Court? More than $1.1 million and counting – $1,189,199.70 to be precise, according to information obtained by Wisconsin Watchdog through a records request. The records were provided by the state Department of Administration. And the bill continues to grow. Taxpayers spent $407,558.25 to defend special prosecutor Francis Schmitz in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by targets of the lengthy John Doe investigation into 29 conservative organizations and the campaign...
  • Club for Growth PAC Blesses Five GOP Candidates [Including Jeb Bush]

    08/11/2015 10:12:19 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 10, 2015 | Patrick O'Connor
    The five candidates for which the Club will officially bundle campaign contributions are: Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a leading contender for the nomination who has struggled to gain traction with some conservatives.
  • Donald Trump and Eminent Domain [Revisiting Trump's support of the Supreme Court's Kelo decision]

    08/09/2015 7:15:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 215 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2011 | Robert VerBruggen
    In a free market, there’s a pretty simple process for dealing with the situation that arises when one person covets another’s belongings: The coveter makes an offer to purchase them. If the offer is rebuffed, the coveter can make a new proposal, but he cannot simply take what he wants. It’s an effective way of recognizing the impracticality of the Tenth Commandment while enforcing the Eighth. Donald Trump’s covetous nature is not in dispute, but what many may forget is that he’s no great respecter of the admonition not to steal, either: The man has a track record of using...
  • Midnight raids, secret subpoenas: IRS' Lerner close friends with leader who targeted Scott Walker

    07/13/2015 8:16:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-11-15 | Barbara Boland
    The official behind the IRS' conservative nonprofit targeting scandal, Lois Lerner, was friends with the Wisconsin regulator who targeted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's conservative aides and allies. Lerner and Kevin Kennedy, director of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, were friends for 20 years and traded emails on campaign finance, politics, and personal matters between 2011 and 2013, emails obtained by the Wall Street Journal reveal. That was the same time frame the IRS increased its harassment of conservative groups and Wisconsin prosecutors conducted a secret John Doe probe of Walker's allies, raising the troubling question of whether they coordinated their...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘I Thought It Was a Home Invasion’ (WI Dem DA Terrorizes Local Republicans)

    04/20/2015 9:50:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 65 replies ^ | 4-20-2015 | DAVID FRENCH
    Someone was pounding at her front door. It was early in the morning — very early — and it was the kind of heavy pounding that meant someone was either fleeing from — or bringing — trouble. “It was so hard. I’d never heard anything like it. I thought someone was dying outside.” She ran to the door, opened it, and then chaos. “People came pouring in. For a second I thought it was a home invasion. It was terrifying. They were yelling and running, into every room in the house. One of the men was in my face, yelling...
  • Cruz's big-money crisis: Months behind his competitors in recruiting mega-donors & bundlers

    03/24/2015 3:01:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 24, 2015 | Anna Palmer and Alex Isenstadt
    After the theatrical launch of his presidential campaign Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz now faces a massive hurdle: raising the tens of millions of dollars it will take to mount a year-and-a-half long campaign. The Texas Republican and tea party darling is months behind his competitors in recruiting the megadonors and bundlers essential to a credible GOP primary bid. He’s not well-liked among cash-flush lobbyists. And his uncompromising policy positions and role in forcing the government shutdown in 2013 didn’t exactly excite the financiers and business executives who make up the elite donor class. Those considerations, along with the need to...
  • UPDATE 1x: Debate begins about Schock replacement

    03/19/2015 6:44:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    UPDATE 1x: State Rep. Mike Unes released the following statement: “It easy to kick a person when they’re down, but I’ve always strived to help a person up. I have reached out and offered my support to my friend, Congressman Schock. Obviously, this is a sad and disappointing day for Central Illinois. It’s unfortunate to have to address this issue so quickly following the announcement, but I have heard from a number of community leaders urging me to seek this position in the coming special election. (SNIP) PEORIA, IL - Discussion and debate has already begun about who will run...
  • Club for Growth Gives Cruz, Lee and 4 Other Lawmakers 100% Ratings

    02/21/2015 2:41:32 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 24, 2014 | MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN
    <p>Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky were among the top Republicans receiving high ratings from the influential antitax Club for Growth, which released its annual scorecard of House and Senate lawmakers on Monday.</p> <p>Mr. Cruz , along with Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.), make up a select group of lawmakers from either the House and Senate who can boast of a perfect 2013 and lifetime score from the group. Those three, along with Reps. Trent Franks (R., Ariz.), Tom McClintock (R., Calif.) and David Schweikert (R., Ariz.) were the only lawmakers to receive a perfect 100% score for 2013, according to the group.</p>