Club for Growth
Club for Growth ran attack ads against Ohio and Maine senators George Voinovich and Olympia Snowe due to their then-opposition to the 2003 Bush round of tax cuts (ironically, the "Franco-Republican" ads backfired in Maine, where nearly 25% of the population are descended from the French). They were instrumental in nearly dislodging longtime so-called moderate Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter in his April 2004 primary fight against Pat Toomey.
Club for Growth claim to be invested only in anti-tax and anti-spending, not social conservatism, but seemingly every candidate they have run has a hardline view on gays, abortion, and affirmative action, and promotes them as his or her chief calling card. In terms of firing homosexuals from their ranks, they have proven to be as pandering as any other part of the Republican Party. More often than not, this "renegade" organization seems to be saying the same old story.
- Club for Growth
- Club for Growth SourceWatch.
- Gourevitch, Philip. Fight on the Right New Yorker, April 12, 2004.
- Horrigan, Marie. Conservative ‘Club’ Wins With a Broader Battle Plan CQ Politics.com, July 31, 2006.
- How the Club for Growth Might Help us in November - DailyKos diary on 2006 congressional elections.