Club for Growth Seeks GOP Primary Challengers on New Site
Posted at 12:20 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2013
Ellmers is one of the club's newer targets. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Congressional Republicans already peering over their shoulder for potential intraparty challengers won’t be sleeping any easier with the Club for Growth’s new website, PrimaryMyCongressman.com.
Club for Growth Action, the super PAC arm of the anti-tax group, announced Wednesday the goal of the new website “is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats,” according to a release.
The group is seeking GOP primary challengers for these nine members and offers visitors an opportunity to recommend potential candidates: Reps. Larry Bucshon of Indiana, Rick Crawford of Arkansas, Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Frank D. Lucas of Oklahoma, Steven M. Palazzo of Mississippi, Martha Roby of Alabama, Aaron Schock of Illinois and Mike Simpson of Idaho.
The initiative launched one day after the group released its 2012 voting scorecard, which highlighted where each member of Congress landed last year on the group’s own fiscally conservative ideological spectrum.