Club for Growth Targets 9 House GOP Members for Primary Challenges

On Wednesday afternoon, Club for Growth, the conservative group that has challenged moderate Republicans in past primaries, launched a new website that targets nine current Republican members of the House of Representatives who represent conservative districts but have moderate to liberal voting records for primary challenges in 2014.

The nine members listed at include:

Martha Roby (R-AL)

Rick Crawford (R-AR)

Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)

Aaron Shock (R-IL)

Larry Bucshon (R-IN)

Steve Palazzo (R-MS)

Renee Ellmers (R-NC)

Frank Lucas (R-OK)

Three of these nine–Ellmers, Crawford, and Palazzo–were first elected to Congress as part of the Tea Party wave in 2010, but have since disappointed their local Tea Party groups by consistently voting with the Republican leadership. Ellmers, in particular, has been prominently featured in many press events held by Speaker Boehner. All nine of these targeted moderates represent districts where Mitt Romney received more than 60% of the vote in 2012 and have Club for Growth voting record ratings of less than 70%, as first reported in Politico.


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