Club for Growth

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Club for Growth
Club for Growth logo.jpg
President:Chris Chocola
Chairman:Jackson T. Stephens
Year created:2004
Affiliated with:Club for Growth PAC, Club for Growth Action
Website:Official website
The Club for Growth is a fiscally conservative 501(c)4 organization with an agenda focused on taxation and other economic issues. The Club has two political arms: an affiliated traditional Political Action Committee called the Club for Growth PAC and Club for Growth Action, an independent-expenditure only committee or Super PAC. According to its website, the Club for Growth's policy goals include cutting income tax rates, repealing the estate tax, limited government and a Balanced Budget Amendment, entitlement reform, free trade, tort reform, school choice and deregulation.[1] The Club for Growth PAC endorses and raises money for fiscally conservative candidates.

2014 elections

The Club for Growth is urging Republicans to wage a campaign to shut down the government unless President Obama agrees to defund his healthcare initiative. Club President Chris Chocola said, "Every Republican ran on defunding or repealing Obamacare. This is a test of whether they’re actually going to do what they say they’re for. What’s the more radical thing to do: Continue to spend more and borrow more from China? Or have the confrontation? It’s never going to get any easier."[2]

Endorsed candidates

The Club for Growth has endorsed challenger Bryan Smith (ID-02) in the Republican primary over incumbent Mike Simpson.[3]

The Club has also endorsed Rep. Tom Cotton in his U.S. Senate bid, challenging Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor. It referred to Cotton as a "taxpayer hero and a fighter against the Obama agenda."[4]

2012 elections

Endorsed candidates

The Club for Growth endorsed the following candidates in the 2012 elections:[5]

Targeted candidates

The Club for Growth opposed the following candidates in the 2012 elections:[5]


In the 2012 elections the Club for Growth spent a grand total of $660,220: $212,284 for Republicans and $447,936 against Republicans. [5]

Top 5 largest Club for Growth expenditures in 2012[5]
Candidate Party State Office Total For Against Desired Result
Wil Cardon Republican Party AZ Senate $332,971 $0 $332,971
Richard Lugar Republican Party IN Senate $114,965 $0 $114,965
Jeff Flake Republican Party AZ Senate $83,242 $83,242 $0
Richard Mourdock Republican Party IN Senate $79,890 $79,890 $0
Scott Keadle Republican Party NC House $49,152 $49,152 $0

Campaign ads

"Wow" (AZ-Sen)

"Jobs" (IN-Sen)

"Know" (AZ-Sen)

"Typical" (IN-Sen)

"Digger" (AZ-04)

"Change" (WI-Sen)

A Time For Choosing: Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate

"File" (AZ-04)


As a 501(c) organization, the Club for Growth is not required to disclose its donors to the Federal Election Commission.

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