(CNN) – A conservative political heavyweight clashed with a super PAC supportive of Newt Gingrich on Sunday, adding to the firestorm over the group's recent video attacking Mitt Romney's corporate background.
President of Club for Growth Chris Chocola charged the super PAC, Winning our Future, with creating a video that is "simply fiction" and "distorted."
Washington (CNN) - A leading fiscal conservative group, Club for Growth, supported Herman Cain's '9-9-9' tax plan Friday, saying it would pave the way to an "economic boom."
"Herman Cain's proposal might not be the perfect plan, but it is a truly revolutionary tax reform that would amount to a massive job creating tax cut on investments, savings, and income," said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola.
Washington (CNN)-With "sacred cows" on the table for both parties in the debt deal brokered between Democrats and Republicans, it's no wonder protests are drowning out cheers.
But the loudest protests are being hurled on the same side of the aisle, as Democrats accuse their own leaders of "capitulating" while Republicans say their leadership has accepted a deal that doesn't do enough.
Washington (CNN) - As House Speaker John Boehner and the House Republican leadership continues to build support for its proposal to raise the debt ceiling, several influential tea party and conservative groups Tuesday voiced opposition to it.
House GOP leaders are working the conservative members of their caucus to try and get enough support to reach the 217 votes needed to pass the Speaker's plan in a vote scheduled for Thursday. That proposal would couple $1.2 trillion in savings over a decade with a hike of just under $1 trillion in the debt limit that would extend it through the end of the year. It also calls for the formation of a congressional committee to find $1.8 trillion in deficit savings, and if that is enacted the debt limit would increase by $1.6 trillion.
(CNN) - A leading fiscal conservative group, Club for Growth, announced strong opposition Friday to Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's debt ceiling contingency plan calling it a "backroom deal."
"The American people didn't send more Republicans to Washington so they could give President Obama more power," said the group's president, Chris Chocola, in a statement Friday. "This backroom deal is just another sellout of the free-market principles that make America strong."
(CNN) – The conservative Club for Growth launched a new ad Monday urging Republicans in Congress to stand firm on the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" pledge that opposes increases to the debt ceiling not accompanied by spending cuts, statutory spending caps and a Balanced Budget Amendment.
The 30-second spot is part of a six figure buy that will start running on Fox News Tuesday, according to a source with knowledge of the ad. The source said the ad will run indefinitely depending on events in Congress.
Washington (CNN) – Mike Huckabee is coming to the defense of potential GOP-presidential rival Donald Trump following criticism of the billionaire's stances on taxes and spending by the conservative Club for Growth.
Washington (CNN) - A major union and an influential conservative interest group have each spent $1 million on television commercials in Wisconsin over the past two months in an effort to try and shape public opinion on the issues of collective bargaining and budget cuts.
The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO and the Club for Growth Wisconsin account for $2 million of the more than $2.5 million worth of TV ads that have run statewide in the last 60 days, according to a new analysis conducted by Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group, CNN's consultant on political and issue advertising.
Washington (CNN) - The anti-tax Club for Growth has started a blitz of robocalls attacking Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, a three-term incumbent being challenged on his right flank by multiple Republican candidates.
"Since Utahans last sent Sen. Bob Bennett to Washington, he voted to bail out Wall Street, voted for billions in wasteful spending like Alaska's 'Bridge to Nowhere,'" the 30-second call says. "Even joined with liberals supporting big government healthcare."
A spokesman for the Club said the calls have been going out for about a week.
"Had enough?," the call asks, before telling listeners to "vote for a change" in the state's March 23 Republican precinct caucuses. Those caucuses will determine delegates to the state GOP convention, where the party's Senate nominee will be selected.
The script is the same as an anti-Bennett television ad launched by the Club last week.
Update 5:25 p.m.: When reached for comment, campaign spokesman Jim Bennett told CNN that, "Bob Bennett is leading the fight against Obamacare. This is simply more of the same dishonest nonsense from an out-of-state special interest group trying to tell Utahns how to think. It's dirty politics, and Utah voters are smart enough not to fall for it."
Washington (CNN) – The conservative Club for Growth is hitting back at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for criticizing the small government group during an appearance in Utah for Republican Sen. Bob Bennett. The Club is actively working to defeat Bennett, who is seeking re-election in November.
Several Republicans are challenging Bennett from his right flank as he seeks a fourth term, largely because of his vote in favor of the Wall Street bailout in 2008. While the Club has said they will oppose Bennett, they haven't said which candidate they will support instead.
But Bennett has the backing of the National Republican Senatorial Committee - which as a rule supports Republican incumbents - and on Wednesday Gingrich showed up in Salt Lake City to lend a hand.
"I wish the Club for Growth would spend as much time and energy to defeat liberal Democrats as they do dividing Republicans," Gingrich told a crowd at Bennett's formal campaign launch, according to the Deseret News. "I try to defeat liberal Democrats. I don't spend much time trying to defeat Republicans."
That prompted the influential conservative group to take a shot at Gingrich for backing "ultra-liberal" Dede Scozzafava in last year's special election in New York's 23rd district. The moderate Scozzafava quit the race after being harangued by conservative activists who supported Doug Hoffman. Democrat Bill Owens eventually won the race.
"Newt has proven time and again that he will support any Republican, regardless of policies and principles," said Club president Chris Chocola in a statement. "That's his right, but the Club for Growth PAC puts principles over party,"
"Newt was wrong about New York-23, and he's wrong about Utah," Chocola continued. "And pretty soon, Bennett will wish Newt never gave him the kiss of Dede."