The Club for Growth has had some success this election cycle, and now it's rolling onward
with more endorsements. From Hotline OnCall's Jeremy Jacobs:
The influential anti-tax Club for Growth waded into general election House races for the first time on Thursday, endorsing 4 candidates: Mick Mulvaney in SC 05, Tim Griffin in AR 02, Stephen Fincher TN 08 and Todd Young IN 09.
Find the Club's full endorsement list here. The group is committed to electing free-market fiscal conservatives, and it frequently wades into Republican primaries. Its political action committee has spent just over $1 million this election cycle and listed just over $315,000 in the bank at the end of June, which isn't terribly impressive, but the group is known for well-timed independent ad buys, and it carries a solid fundraising capacity.
This year, the Club has promoted the wave of fiscal-conservative, Tea-Party candidates that have won Republican primaries and changed the landscape of the national GOP candidate field. In Utah, the Club ran ads opposing incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett, who eventually lost out to two Tea Partiers (Mike Lee is now the GOP nominee); in Nevada, the group spent money to help Sharron Angle win her primary, catapulting her to the top of polls after Tea Party Express entered the race and made her competitive.
It's fitting that the Club's zeitgeist has arrive this year, as its former president, Pat Toomey, is running for Senate in Pennsylvania.