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  • Tax bill released

    12/17/2017 9:13:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Club for Growth e-mail | December 16, 2017 | Rachel Slobodien
    The conference committee for the tax bill released its draft this week, and it appears both houses will likely bring the measure up for passage early next week. As we’ve said all along, the bill is not perfect, but there are some important victories that Club for Growth had been pushing for that were adopted in the revised version out of conference. Among the highlights include: The back-door capital gains tax on individuals was removed. Club for Growth President David McIntosh made the case against this provision in an op-ed in The Hill earlier this week. As David explained in...
  • The Hill's Whip List: 12 GOP no votes on new ObamaCare bill

    04/27/2017 10:28:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2017 | Staff
    House Republicans have an updated bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, and The Hill has a new whip list. The updated bill includes an amendment that would allow states to opt out of key ObamaCare rules, including on minimum coverage requirements and allowing insurers to charge more based on individuals' health.
  • The Hill's Whip List: 12 GOP no votes on new ObamaCare bill

    04/27/2017 10:15:13 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2018 | The Hill Staff
    House Republicans have an updated bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, and The Hill has a new whip list. The updated bill includes an amendment that would allow states to opt out of key ObamaCare rules, including on minimum coverage requirements and allowing insurers to charge more based on individuals' health. Those changes are designed to win over conservatives, and the new legislation has been backed by the House Freedom Caucus and outside groups including the Club for Growth and FreedomWorks. The question is whether GOP centrists can back it. This list was last updated on April 27 at at...
  • Trump Tweet: Dems Are Smiling That The Freedom Caucus Has Saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!

    03/26/2017 7:48:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 266 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/26/2017 | Donald J Trump
    Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!
  • Conservative Group Club for Growth Opposes Paul Ryan’s Obamacare-Lite

    03/08/2017 10:29:25 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/07/2017 | Sean Moran
    Club for Growth President David McIntosh released a statement expressing the influential conservative group’s strong opposition to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare-lite, as Republicans party-wide are now calling the GOP leadership healthcare plan that does not follow through on GOP campaign promises to repeal and replace Obamacare. McIntosh said in his statement: {..snip..}
  • 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...