Club For Growth Targets Renee Ellmers

Wait, Tea Party darling Renee Ellmers? Yes

(Washington Times) The fiscally conservative Club for Growth launched a new website Wednesday dedicated to holding congressional RINOs — “Republicans in Name Only” — accountable for what the group calls abandoning the principles of economic freedom and limited government.

The website,, highlights districts where 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney won more than 60 percent of the vote, but the incumbent GOP congressman racked up a lifetime rating of less than 70 percent on the Club’s Congressional Scorecard.

“Big-government liberals inhabit the Democratic Party, but they are far too common within the Republican Party as well,” said Chris Chocola, the group’s president. “The Republicans helped pass billions of dollars in tax increases and they have repeatedly voted against efforts by fiscal conservatives to limit government.”

Ellmers has a lifetime rating of 66%, and she is on the list to primary. This is the problem: Conservatives send people to Washington who are supposedly Conservatives, then they end up voting squishy Republican and/or with far left Democrats. She’s certainly not the lowest, their are plenty more Republicans who are much lower (Christopher Smith from NJ is dead last at 40%), but we expect Tea Party electees to act like it.

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5 Responses to “Club For Growth Targets Renee Ellmers”

  1. I think Ms. Ellmers was more watchyacall a ‘single issue candidate’ – coming out of the health care profession and knowing what damage ObamaCare would do. Just being elected in a wave doesn’t mean that person represents every aspect of the wave. Morning Schmoe was elected to Congress in ’94 you’ll recall.

  2. True. I remember when Joe first started with MSNBC when the station was good and espoused conservative positions. Then he was afflicted with liberalitis

  3. gumball_brains says:

    LaS, you are right. He was supposedly the next Newt Gingrich. Yet, he’s turned out to be almost as liberal as Sgt. Schultz on MSNBC.

    And, if the CFG wants any kind of internet traffic, they had better get a better more coherent website name. “” ????? really?

    And if she was elected on that one issue, has she put forth bills to overturn, defund, or ban the implementation of ObamaCare?

    So far, I’ve not heard much about defunding or overturning ObamaCare out of the REPUBLICAN house over the last year!! The house has the purse strings and they could easily defund this. Also, they could easily defund many of the agencies that are trampling on our constitutional rights. Such as the NON-Border Patrol stops. If they are not going to stop people from crossing the border itself, then they need to stop harassing people driving on a highway up to 50 miles away from the border.

    (And yes, I know they do a good job, and I want them doing a good job… but AT THE BORDER!) anyway, sorry, OT a bit.

  4. Phineas says:

    I’d like to hear (read?) what her reasons were for each of the votes listed, before condemning her to RINO Island.

  5. Russ says:

    I was in Price’s district prior to the last election, now in Ellmers’ district. (The lines were redrawn.)

    Considering the makeup of the district (i.e., too damn many relocated yankees) I suspect great caution should be exercised in selecting a GOP candidate. The Buckley Rule should be in effect.

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