The Club for Growth

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2012

    In New Vision of Politics, Rightbloggers Denounce Boehner the Leader, Praise DeMint the Leaver

    Jim DeMint, one of the most ideologically pure and least effective legislators in the U.S. Senate, announced he would leave Congress to run the right-wing Heritage Foundation think tank; or, as the Foundation itself put it, "Jim DeMint to Lead the Battle of Ideas." It would seem to us that, compar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2011

    As Rick Perry Stumbles, Rightbloggers Run To (Non-Candidate) Chris Christie

    The economy sucks, and so do President Obama's poll numbers. Yet many smart people think Obama's got a chance at reelection next year. Why? Because he gets to run against the nominee of the Republican Party, which seems hellbent on throwing the election. In the GOP's latest slapstick routine, put ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    GOP Purge Continues with Graham Censure, Conservative Challengers

    ​It looks like the call by Erick Erickson of RedState to "purge" the Republican Party in the wake of the NY-23 loss is getting some traction: the Charleston County, South Carolina GOP has actually censured Republican Senator Lindsey Graham for cooperating with the enemy, that is, the Democrat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Rightbloggers Get a Scalp, and Perhaps a Party, in NY-23

    On the weekend before a nationally-covered upstate New York Congressional election, the Republican candidate endorsed the Democratic candidate. This is a rarity in American politics, if not a first. Rightbloggers played a key role in this historical achievement. Let's step back several weeks and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Poll: Owens and Hoffman in Dead Heat; Conservative Ducks Debate, Questions

    A recent Club for Growth poll showed Doug Hoffman, the Conservative candidate in NY-23 who has become a national rightwing cause celebre, leading the race by 4.3 points. As Club for Growth is one of Hoffman's strongest supporters, the poll's credibility was questioned. But today a Research 2000 poll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Club for Growth Says Hoffman Leads in NY-23

    Last week a Research 2000 poll showed Democrat Bill Owens leading in that contentious NY-23 Congressional race, holding 35 points with Republican Dede Scozzafava at 30 and insurgent Conservative Party candidate Bill Hoffman, backed by Sarah Palin and other prominent rightwingers, at 23 percent. Tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Armey to March for 3rd-Party Candidate in NY-23 as Conservatives "Send a National Message"

    ​National conservatives continue to push hard for the defeat of Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava in New York's 23rd Congressional District. Despite the frantic efforts of the local GOP and Scozzafava's endorsement by Newt Gingrich, Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman (pictured) has r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2009

    More right-wing agita in NY-23

    ​The national Republican battle over the race to replace Secretary of the Army Bill Owen in the House ratcheted up this week, with conservative icon (and former House ideological purity enforcer) Newt Gingrich injecting himself on behalf of Republican social moderate Dede Scozzafava. Scozzaf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Conservatives Attack Republican in NY-23; Democrat Smiles

    Republicans usually have an advantage in New York's 23rd Congressional District, but in the campaign to replace Congressman John McHugh there, conservatives have gone all out to attack the Republican candidate, Dede Scozzafava. It's not that they're fond of Democrat Bill Owens (though, like most u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Barrett: More Unsavory Characters on Snyder's Campaign Money List

    ​Yesterday, Wayne Barrett began to uncover the unsavory characters who have helped fuel Leslie Crocker Snyder's campaign to be the next Manhattan District Attorney. Now, in part two, Barrett continues that list, focusing this time on political conservatives who are backing Snyder... Richard G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Rightbloggers on Defector Specter: Fewer But Better Republicans!

    "The last mass trials were a great success. There are going to be fewer but better Russians." -- Ninotchka. Once upon a time -- as we pointed out elsewhere -- rightbloggers disapproved of purist liberal Democrats who were trying to drive moderates like Joe Lieberman out of their Party. This hunt fo ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 2004

    The Best Votes Money Can Buy

    Facts and figures of the most expensive election campaign in U.S. history

  • News

    January 27, 2004

    Sleeping With the GOP

    A Bush Covert Operative Takes Over Al Sharpton's Campaign

  • News

    January 18, 2000

    The Isaacson Connection

    AOL's Love-Hate Relationship With 'Time'