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  • Amash

    'Establishment' tries to oust tea partyer Justin Amash in Michigan

    The next big Republican incumbent vs. insurgent primary battle is flipping the usual script.

  • Supporters for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., cheer and wave signs as they wait for comments from his campaign staff, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Jackson, Miss. Tea party favorite Chris McDaniel and six-term Cochran dueled inconclusively Tuesday night in Mississippi's Republican primary election. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Club for Growth: Sen. Cochran should drop out of Mississippi race

    The president of The Club for Growth called on Sen. Thad Cochran to end his re-election bid after no clear winner emerged in his showdown with state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi GOP primary.

"The policies of this administration are bad for the economy," said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. "While this administration has been great for Wall Street, Main Street has never really gotten out of the last recession."

    Haley Barbour: Tea party distorting Mississippi senate race

    As Republican primary voters in Mississippi go to the polls Tuesday to choose between 42-year incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and conservative challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the state's former governor is complaining that outside groups and major GOP figures are distorting the race to boost their own profile.

  • FILE - In this April 25, 2014 file photo, S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., addresses a group of employees at Dunlap & Kyle Tire Company, a wholesale and retail tire dealer in Batesville, Miss. Cochran is being challenged by second-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the June 3 Republican primary. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

    Club for Growth hammers Miss. Sen. Cochran ahead of primary

    The conservative Club for Growth continued its assault on incumbent senators Wednesday, releasing an ad buy that paints Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi as a "liberal" who needs to give way to primary challenger Chris McDaniel.

  • ** FILE ** This Nov. 11,  2013, file photo shows Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

    Campaign ads chide Senate Dems who 'parroted' Obama's flawed health care promise

    The conservative Club for Growth announced a $300,000 ad buy Tuesday that aligns Democratic Senate incumbents with President Obama's flawed promise that "if you like your plan, you can keep it" under the new health care law.

  • Judge blocks John Doe investigation in Wisconsin

    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and recent recall campaigns in Wisconsin, including the 2012 effort to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

  • Federal judge refuses to toss John Doe lawsuit

    A federal judge in Milwaukee says a lawsuit seeking to stop a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and recent recall campaigns can continue.

  • **FILE** House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., with House GOP leaders, speaks with reporters following a Republican strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. At left is Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Eric Cantor pressured to skip conference by moderate GOP group

    The head of a conservative advocacy group is calling on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to turn down an invitation to attend a conference being hosted by a moderate Republican organization, warning that by going, Mr. Cantor could hurt his standing with the GOP's grassroots leaders.

  • Midland University president and Republican Senate candidate Ben Sasse is pictured on campus in this photo from June 5, 2013, in Fremont, Neb. The Senate Conservatives Fund, a national conservative group, has endorsed Sasse in Nebraska's U.S. Senate race on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, setting him up as the race's tea party candidate. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    No clear-cut leader in Nebraska Republican primary

    Tea party and conservative groups have been able to pick a clear favorite in most of this year's Senate GOP primaries — but that's not the case in Nebraska, where four candidates, all claiming conservative bragging rights, are running.

  • Secret probe filings: Judge sees nothing improper

    The judge overseeing a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and recent recall campaigns said in a ruling earlier this year he doesn't think anybody did anything wrong, according to court documents.

  • **FILE** Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, during a news conference with conservative Congressional Republicans at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Club for Growth gives Ted Cruz, Mike Lee perfect marks

    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.

  • **FILE** Rep. Michael K. Simpson, Idaho Republican (Associated Press)

    New battlefront emerges in war between Republicans, tea party

    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.

  • Bill Pahlck wears a "Restore The Shore" sweatshirt Wednesday morning as he and others in Belmar, N.J., listen to Gov. Chris Christie describe rebuilding plans. The governor helped Belmar officials kick off construction of a 1.3-mile boardwalk to replace the one destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in October. (Associated Press)

    Watchdog sees pork in Sandy relief bill

    As Congress takes up the second slice of relief money for Superstorm Sandy, the influential Club for Growth said Monday it will seek to punish the lawmakers who support the $51 billion package because it includes wasteful spending and pork that have nothing to do with reconstruction efforts in the Northeast.

  • Chris Chocola

    LAMBRO: Bucking big-government conservatives

    Chris Chocola likes taking on his party's establishment and beating it at its own game. That's what he does for a living, and he has helped pull off some big upsets.

  • Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer was pushed to victory Tuesday in her state's Republican Senate primary by the Ending Spending Fund super PAC, which spent more than $250,000 on media advertisements either supporting her or opposing fellow candidate Jon Bruning in the final days of the race. (Omaha World-Herald via Associated Press)

    Impact of super PACs felt in GOP Senate primary races

    Super PACs — the outside fundraising groups expected to play a big role in the November elections — already have been involved heavily in GOP Senate primary races, in which they have boosted the campaigns of underfunded insurgents.

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