The Club for Growth Action is a Super PAC focused on "beating big-government politicians." It is the political action arm of the Club for Growth, whose mission is to promote economic freedom through supporting pro-growth politicians.
The Club for Growth was involved in finding primary challengers for GOP incumbents in safe Republican districts that it refers to as RINOs (Republicans in name only). It launched the website called "www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com" to highlight those Republicans with liberal voting records who have failed to consistently vote on limiting government.
According to the Sunlight Foundation, the Club for Growth Action PAC spent $16,585,176 on the 2012 elections. Of those funds, 41.37 percent achieved the desired result, based on Sunlight Foundation analysis.Open Secrets also analyzed the success of 2012 general election cycle spending:
The success rate of Club for Growth Action's 2012 spending.
Club for Growth Action endorsed the following candidates for the 2012 election:
Former Club for Growth president Chris Chocola stated that Club for Growth Action would launch "targeted campaigns aimed at defeating the most dangerous, destructive liberal Democrats and RINOs in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate."
Club for Growth Action spent a grand total of $16,584,207 in the 2012 election. Of that money, $15,000 was spent for Democrats, $4,244,957 was against Democrats, $3,060,031 was for Republicans, and $9,264,219 was used against Republicans.
Top 10 largest Club for Growth Action expenditures in 2012