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*[[Bryan Smith]] ([[Idaho's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014|ID-02]])
*[[Bryan Smith]] ([[Idaho's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014|ID-02]])<ref>[ ''Washington Post'' "Club for Growth backs Rep. Simpson’s primary opponent" July 10, 2013]</ref>
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Club for Growth Action
Club for Growth Action.png
President:Chris Chocola
Chairman:Jackson T. Stephens
Year created:2004
Website:Official website
Super PACs

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The Club for Growth Action is a Super PAC focused on "beating big-government politicians."[1] It is the political action arm of the Club for Growth, whose mission is to promote economic freedom through supporting pro-growth politicians.[2]

2014 elections


The Club for Growth is 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 "" to highlight those Republicans with liberal voting records who have failed to consistently vote on limiting government.[3]

Endorsed candidates

Targeted incumbents

2012 elections

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.[5] Open Secrets also analyzed the success of 2012 general election cycle spending:[6]

The success rate of Club for Growth Action's 2012 spending.

Endorsed candidates

Club for Growth Action endorsed the following candidates for the 2012 election[7]:

Targeted candidates

Club for Growth president Chris Chocola states that Club for Growth Action is launching "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. [8]

Top 10 largest Club for Growth Action expenditures in 2012[8]
Candidate Party State Office Total For Against Desired Result
David Dewhurst Republican Party TX Senate $4,998,650 $0 $4,998,650
Joe Donnelly Democratic Party IN Senate $1,990,588 $0 $1,990,588
Richard Carmona Democratic Party AZ Senate $1,274,348 $0 $1,274,348
Richard Lugar Democratic Party IN Senate $947,991 $0 $947,991
Sherrod Brown Democratic Party OH Senate $828,012 $15,000 $813,012
Jon Bruning Republican Party NE Senate $714,743 $0 $714,743
Richard Mourdock Republican Party IN Senate $701,465 $701,465 $0
Eric Hovde Republican Party WI Senate $658,762 $0 $658,762
Ted Cruz Republican Party TX Senate $630,001 $630,001 $0
Paul Gosar Republican Party AZ House $593,036 $0 $593,036

Campaign ads

April 2012 ad about Richard Lugar

April 2012 ad about Jon Bruning

April 2012 ad about Scott Keadle



The top 5 donors to the Club for Growth PAC during the 2012 election cycle were[9]:

Top 5 Donors to Club for Growth Action, 2012[9]
Occupation/Employer Total From Individuals From Organizations
JW Childs Assoc $1,125,000 $1,125,000 $0
Exoxemis Inc $1,025,000 $1,025,000 $0
Clarium Capital Management $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0
Perry Homes $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0
Thiel Capital $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0


The top 5 industries donating to the Club for Growth PAC during the 2012 election cycle were[10]:

Top 5 Donors to Club for Growth Action, 2012[10]
Industry Total From Individuals From Organizations
Securities & Investment $4,231,650 $4,211,650 $20,000
Retired $3,348,014 $3,348,014 $0
Misc Finance $2,522,725 $2,522,725 $0
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $1,086,500 $1,086,500 $0
Home Builders $1,000,200 $1,000,200 $0

Recent news

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All stories may not be relevant to this organization due to the nature of the search engine.

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