Lee, left, and Scott have been endorsed for 2016 by the Club for Growth. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The Club for Growth endorsed six Republican senators up for re-election in 2016 — including three top Democratic targets.
The club, a fiscally conservative group sometimes at odds with GOP leaders, announced Wednesday it is backing Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida, Tim Scott of South Carolina and Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania.
“The pro-growth class of 2010 has done excellent work in the United States Senate,” Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said in a statement. “Our members want to make sure they stay there for another six years.”