Club for Growth Action, a political arm of the Club for Growth, announced the release of a 30-second television ad calling for the election of Kyle McCarter in the 15th congressional district of Illinois. It will begin airing tomorrow on broadcast and cable markets throughout the district.
“Twenty years in Washington has a way of turning some Republicans into Establishment sell-outs who represent their party leaders better than their constituents back home,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Years ago, John Shimkus became a reliable vote for debt-busting spending bills and the big-government agenda of Washington Republicans.
“Club for Growth PAC has endorsed Kyle McCarter, a successful businessman who fought for pension reform in the State Senate and against higher property taxes. McCarter is committed to fighting for pro-growth policies that will limit the size and scope of the federal bureaucracy.”
Note: John Shimkus has a lifetime score of 66% and a 2014 score of 34% on the Club for Growth Scorecard that tracks how members of Congress vote on economic legislation.
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* The Tribune’s Christi Parsons spent nearly an hour yesterday afternoon with President Obama and three of his former Illinois Senate colleagues, Denny Jacobs, Larry Walsh and Kirk Dillard. The published story is here. The full video is here. And the official White House transcript is here…
THE PRESIDENT: Now, the one thing — last thing I should say is I especially want to thank Larry and Denny — I can’t thank Kirk for this, but these two contributed to the early college fund for Malia and Sasha. (Laughter.) Through our poker games. I saw Tommy Walsh, one of the Republicans that played, and Dave Luechtefeld and those guys contributed as well. But Malia and Sasha, they got a good seed fund for their college, because these guys, I took them for all they were worth. (Laughter.)
DILLARD: I said to Denny in the motorcade over here, Mr. President, I said, do you think the President still carries cash. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: Oh, absolutely. I mean, we can get a — now, probably –
WALSH: I got a deck. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: Part of the secret of beating these guys, though, is I would just nurse my beer, and these guys — you know. So the longer the game went on, the looser their betting got. (Laughter.)
WALSH: Now, don’t you go telling too many stories here, Mr. President. (Laughter.)