Club for Growth PAC Supports Conservative (Over GOP) Candidate

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Oct 01, 2009 1:58 PM
The upcoming special election in NY-23 is a three-way Congressional race between a Democrat, a liberal Republican, and a candidate on New York's Conservative Party ticket. 

The Club for Growth has decided to back the Conservative candidate.  Here's the ad, which essentially argues there is no difference between the Republican and the Democrat ...



Here's the press release ...

Club PAC Launches TV, Radio Ads in NY-23

Washington – Club for Growth PAC began a $250,000 television and radio ad campaign today in the special election for New York's 23rd Congressional District. The campaign follows Club PAC's recent endorsement of Doug Hoffman, a Republican running on the Conservative ticket, over liberal Republican Dede Scozzafava and Democrat Bill Owens.

“At a time when 100% of House Republicans did the right thing in opposing President Obama’s big spending 'stimulus' plan that has failed to boost our economy, and a time when House and Senate Republicans have the unity and the votes needed to defeat big labor’s odious Card Check bill, it is outrageous to think that the New York Republican Party would offer up a nominee who supports the Obama/Pelosi stimulus and Card Check,” said Club President Chris Chocola. “There's hardly a distinction between the Republican and Democratic candidates in this race.”

Club PAC's television ad (seen below) will run in all three of the principle TV markets in NY-23 and asks the question, “Who's more liberal: Dede Scozzafava or Bill Owens?” In the State Assembly, Scozzafava supported Governor Paterson's massive tax-and-spend budget, while Scozzafava and Owens both support the union-backed Card Check bill and President Obama's budget-busting "stimulus" plan.

A Club PAC radio ad (available below) will also run throughout the district and focuses on Scozzafava's liberal voting record and her support of the Democratic agenda.

“Doug Hoffman offers voters an alternative to a big tax and spend Democrat and a big tax and spend Republican,” added Chocola. “On the question of which candidate in this race would consistently and strongly support policies that grow our economy, Hoffman is the only choice.”