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Club targets Republican congressional candidates
Club for Growth’s political arms on Tuesday launched a media attack against three moderate Republican congressional candidates in battleground states, accusing them of failing to live up to conservative fiscal principles.
Club for Growth Action is running television advertisements against House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton of Michigan and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is running for U.S. Senate. Club for Growth PAC is airing TV spots against Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania.
The ads will run for about two weeks and collectively cost more than $500,000.
Club for Growth, an influential conservative anti-tax group, has blasted Mr. Upton for his support of the Wall Street bailout in 2008 and for his vote this summer to raise the federal debt ceiling. Club for Growth Action’s 30-second TV aid airing in his western Michigan district calls him a “liberal congressman.”
“Michigan Republicans can do better than a congressman who has consistently voted to balloon the size of our already bloated government,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “After 25 years of Fred Upton and his liberal policies, it’s time for a change.”
The group is launching two 15-second TV spots in Texas accusing Mr. Dewhurst of supporting higher taxes and for expanding the state’s participation in federally sponsored health care. The Club for Growth PAC has endorsed primary rival Ted Cruz, a former Texas solicitor general, for the seat.
Club for Growth hasn’t been shy to criticize Republicans it pegs as too liberal. The group in December accused Senate candidate Tommy G. Thompson of Wisconsin — a former Badger State governor and a Health and Human Services secretary under President George W. Bush — of supporting President Obama’s health care reforms and pro-union causes.
Men plan guilty pleas in Palin attorney case
ANCHORAGE — Two Pennsylvania men accused of harassing Sarah Palin’s attorneys in Alaska by phone plan to forgo trial and again plead guilty, this time without the benefit of a plea agreement.
A federal court judge in December rejected plea deals for 20-year-old Shawn Christy and his father, Craig Christy, and ordered them to stand trial.
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