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  • **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.

  • **FILE** House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, speaks Jan. 31, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    House OKs bill to reauthorize Ex-Im bank

    Shrugging off a revolt from fiscally conservative Republican backbenchers, the House on Wednesday pushed through a last-minute bill to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which supports American companies that do business in foreign countries. The bank's current charter expires May 31.

  • Lugar

    Club for Growth targeting 'establishment' GOP candidates

    If longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana loses his Republican primary Tuesday, several factors invariably will be blamed for his downfall: His advanced age (80); the aggressive campaign of his challenger, and the lawmaker's moderate views, which increasingly rub against a party pulling to the political right.

  •  Jimmy Carter  (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics

    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.

  • **FILE** Sen. Lindsey Graham (left), South Carolina Republican, confers Oct. 3, 2011, with Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, following a vote that clears the way for debate on a bill that would impose tariffs on Chinese imports as a penalty for currency manipulation on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    TONELSON: Club for Growth is wrong on the currency bill

    Amid Washington's latest tax and budget battles, few headlines were garnered by the Club for Growth's recent announcement opposing the Senate-passed bill to fight currency manipulation by U.S. trade competitors such as China. But its decision was terrible news for the beleaguered American economy on at least three major counts.

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