The Club for Growth Just Did Something in a Presidential Race They’ve Never Done Before

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Free-enterprise advocacy group The Club for Growth is no fan of bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump, the current GOP frontrunner, and they just did something in a presidential race that the organization has never done before. They are endorsing a presidential candidate.

The Club for Growth called Donald Trump the “worst Republican candidate on economic issues” in September of last year, calling him “the most liberal candidate in the whole field on fiscal policy,” quite a statement considering how many Republican presidential candidates were in the race last year.

But now the political arm, the Club for Growth PAC has endorsed a presidential candidate for the first time in its history, throwing its full support behind constitutional conservative Ted Cruz .

“This year is different because of the vast gulf between the two leading Republican candidates on matters of economic liberty,” the Club for Growth PAC said.

“Ted Cruz is the best free-market, pro-growth, limited-government candidate in the presidential race,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “The Club’s PAC has never endorsed in a presidential race, but this year is different because there is a vast gulf between the two leading Republican candidates on matters of economic liberty. Their records make clear that Ted Cruz is a consistent conservative who will fight to shrink the federal footprint, while Donald Trump would seek to remake government in his desired image. That’s why the Club’s PAC is urging everyone in the conservative movement to join in this important campaign to elect Ted Cruz as President.”

The Club for Growth PAC also endorsed Ted Cruz in his U.S. Senate campaign in 2012.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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