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The four congressmen with perfect ratings from the conservative group for 2013 are Republican Reps. Matt Salmon, Trent Franks and David Schweikert of Arizona and Tom McClintock of California.
The Club for Growth announced on Friday it had hired a prominent advertising firm that had been blacklisted by the campaign arm of Senate Republicans because some of its work went toward defeating incumbent GOP lawmakers in primary contests.
MILLER: Republicans vote for budget with higher spending, defy Tea Party and conservative principles
Republicans are again battling each other rather than fighting against President Obama and congressional Democrats. The conservative wing in Congress, backed by like-minded outside groups, hate to stand by while a federal budget is enacted that increases spending and adds to the $17 trillion debt dragging down our economy.
There is little to like in the debt-heavy budget deal that is about to pass Congress. It does not seriously attack billions of dollars in wasteful spending and barely nicks monster deficits that are forecast to grow by more than $6 trillion over the next 10 years.
Tea party groups and fiscal conservatives wasted no time Wednesday in savaging a bipartisan budget agreement negotiated between House Republicans and Senate Democrats, drawing an unusually angry response from House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican.
The Club for Growth on Wednesday came out against the budget deal that congressional negotiators unveiled Tuesday, warning that the proposal could come back to haunt Republican incumbents at the ballot box.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's new push to get involved in Republican primaries by defending incumbents against tea party challengers could actually make it easier to unseat them, according to the head of the influential Club for Growth.
Sen. Ted Cruz's epic talk energized his tea party supporters and raised his profile ahead of the 2016 presidential contest, but there is little evidence that it fostered a rethink among voters or their elected representatives in the Senate, who said they didn't see an uptick in calls during the 21-hour affair.
Many businesses and conservatives have made no secret that they like the $85 billion of across-the-board federal spending cuts this year because of their long-standing agenda to "starve the beast" of government. But less understood is how they welcome the sequester cuts because some of the deepest reductions target agencies busy preparing a slew of rules that businesses contend are onerous and will harm the economy.