Club For Growth
share:
political viewpoint:
Conservative
2016 election spending:
$4,061,719
(Source: The Center for Responsive Politics)
type:
501(c)(4)
date created:
1999
location:
Washington D.C.
description:
Club For Growth is a conservative group that advocates for limited government and free-market policies. According to its website, it will take on any candidate who doesn’t support its views, regardless of party. Although not directly affiliated with Charles or David Koch, the Club has received money from Koch-linked groups including the Center to Protect Patient Rights. Several of the Club’s board members have ties to the Kochs. Additionally, the group has worked with other known Koch affiliates on certain issues.
involvement in federal and state elections:
Club for Growth and its affiliated super PAC are known for funding primary races. The group is the largest donor to the House Freedom Caucus, which includes some of the most conservative members of Congress. The Club has been critical of so-called establishment Republicans. Its affiliated PAC endorsed Ted Cruz for President in 2016.
known donors:
Center to Protect Patient Rights.
candidates supported:
Ted Cruz (R-President), Pat Toomey (R-PA, Senate)
candidates opposed:
Donald Trump (R-President), John Kasich (R-President), Katie McGinty (D-PA, Senate)
political ads: