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The Club for Growth is a section 527 political organization and an affiliated political action committee that raises money for candidates who support an anti-tax and limited-government agenda. It was created by former Cato Institute fellow Stephen Moore. The group claims over 34,000 members. 527 group, a type of tax-exempt organization, named after a section of the United States tax code, created primarily to influence the nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates for public office. ... In the United States, a political action committee, or PAC, is the name commonly given to a private group organized to elect or defeat government officials in order to promote legislation, often supporting the groups special interests. ... The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institutes stated mission is to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace by seeking greater involvement of the... Stephen Moore Stephen Moore is an economist and policy analyst who founded and served as president of the Club for Growth from 1999 to 2004. ...


In the 2002 Congressional races, 17 out of 19 candidates endorsed by the organization won. Their record since that time is not quite as good, but they have had success supporting Democrats in at least one recent election. It also endorsed Mark Sanford in the South Carolina gubernatorial Republican primary. He defeated Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Marshall Mark Clement Sanford, Jr. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

An ad mailed by Club for Growth to residents of Rhode Island in early 2006 criticizing incumbent Senator Lincoln Chafee.
An ad mailed by Club for Growth to residents of Rhode Island in early 2006 criticizing incumbent Senator Lincoln Chafee.

In 2004, the Club for Growth caused a stir within the Republican Party by endorsing and heavily supporting U.S. Representative Pat Toomey, who challenged incumbent Senator Arlen Specter in the Republican primary in Pennsylvania. The organization was reported to have collected contributions totaling $800,000 for Toomey. It also spent $1 million on its own independent television advertising campaign on Toomey's behalf. Despite this overwhelming support, Toomey lost the race against Spector. Afterwards, Toomey accepted his current position as President of the Club for Growth. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (810x843, 116 KB)Advertisement mailed to residents of Rhode Island in early 2006 to campaign against incumbent Senator Lincoln Chafee. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (810x843, 116 KB)Advertisement mailed to residents of Rhode Island in early 2006 to campaign against incumbent Senator Lincoln Chafee. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... Lincoln Davenport Chafee (IPA pronunciation: , [CHAY-fee]) (born March 26, 1953) is a Republican United States Senator from Rhode Island. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is the lower of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Patrick Joseph Pat Toomey (born November 17, 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a United States politician. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... Primary is an adjective meaning first or first hand. It may refer to: Primary education or Primary school Primary care. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...


The club invented the "RINO Watch" list to monitor "Republican office holders around the nation who have advanced egregious anti-growth, anti-freedom or anti-free market policies." (RINO is an acronym for Republican In Name Only.) The list has focused on Republicans who voted against tax reforms and budget cuts supported by the Club. Republican In Name Only, or RINO, is a disparaging term for a member of the Republican Party of the United States whose political views or actions are perceived as not conservative and outside the conservative mainstream. ...


In addition, the Club for Growth also makes independent expenditures encouraging certain moderate Republicans to vote more conservatively (i.e., running ads against Senators George Voinovich of Ohio, Olympia Snowe of Maine, and Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island after these Senators objected to certain aspects of President Bush's tax cuts). George Victor Voinovich (Vojinović in Serbo-Croatian) (born July 15, 1936) is an American politician of the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Olympia Jean Bouchles Snowe (born February 21, 1947 in Augusta, Maine) is a Republican politician and the senior United States Senator from Maine. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lincoln Davenport Chafee (IPA pronunciation: , [CHAY-fee]) (born March 26, 1953) is a Republican United States Senator from Rhode Island. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


On September 19, 2005, the Federal Election Commission filed suit against the Club for Growth for violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act for failing to register as a political action committee in the 2000, 2002, and 2004 congressional elections. [1] September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency created in 1975 by Congress to administer and enforce campaign finance legislation in the United States. ... The Federal Election Campaign Act is an American law passed in 1971 to increase disclosure of contributions for federal campaigns and amended in 1974 to place legal limits on the campaign contributions. ... The U.S. House election, 2000 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 2000 which coincided with the election of George W. Bush as President. ... The U.S. House election, 2002 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 2002 in the middle of President George W. Bushs first term. ... The U.S. Congress is the United States legislative body and consists of two branches, the House with 435 Representatives apportioned by population and Senate with two Senators from each state. ...


2006 Election

In 2006, the Club for Growth criticized rookie Michigan representative Joe Schwarz for a number of liberal views on fiscal issues including his votes against the elimination of earmarks in appropriations bills and his support of higher taxes while in the Michigan Legislature. The Club for Growth endorsed his primary opponent, Tim Walberg, a social and fiscal conservative affiliated with the Chicago-based Moody Bible Institute. On August 8, 2006, Walberg defeated Schwarz. John J. H. Joe Schwarz (b. ... Tim Walberg is a conservative Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives| in Michigans seventh congressional district. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Moody Bible Institute ( MBI ) was founded by evangelist and businessman Dwight Lyman Moody in 1886. ...


External links

  • Conservative ‘Club’ Wins With a Broader Battle Plan, by Marie Horrigan, CQPolitics, July 31, 2006

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Club for Growth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (462 words)
On September 19, 2005, the Federal Election Commission filed suit against the Club for Growth for violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act for failing to register as a political action committee in the 2000, 2002, and 2004 congressional elections.
In 2006, the Club for Growth criticized rookie Michigan representative Joe Schwarz for a number of liberal views on fiscal issues including his votes against the elimination of earmarks in appropriations bills and his support of higher taxes while in the Michigan Legislature.
The Club for Growth endorsed his primary opponent, Tim Walberg, a social and fiscal conservative affiliated with the Chicago-based Moody Bible Institute.
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