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As the battle for the future of the Republican Party continues there's one group that is having a surprising impact.
And it's led by our power player of the.
Who are looking for.
Champions and economic freedom people believe in limited government who believe in fiscal responsibility individual responsibility.
Christian -- is president of the Club for Growth a political advocacy group that supports lower taxes less spending and fewer regulations.
But what gives the group clout is its ability to get its 40000 members to back candidates the club endorses.
We can act like a good housekeeping seal of approval for conservative.
Approach grocery market -- -- candidates it's our members respond you're not looking for someone who.
Fudge is the differences were elegant -- people who stick their finger up in the -- and try to determine what's popular.
During the 2008 elections -- the club raised 24 million dollars for politicians and issue rats.
But it was the one million -- spent for a special election this month and upstate new York and that shots Washington.
The club back conservative Doug Hoffman against the Republican nominee.
Both lost to the Democrat but the real loser may have been the national GOK.
I think the message was delivered.
And I think that they yours.
Something -- came out of that investment that we're great the Republican senate campaign committee.
Announced it will stop endorsing candidates in primaries leading the choice to voters do you think that the party establishment here in Washington.
He is out of touch.
With the real grassroots feeling around the country.
I'm not sure that the Republicans have learned the lessons in 2006 and 2008 -- They're really looking for people that they think can win rather than people.
This stand for something and I think really reflect the mood of the voters today case in point.
The Florida senate race.
The club is backing conservative Marco Rubio against governor Charlie Crist who was already endorsed by the national GOP.
We have very concerned about Charlie dressed one -- says he supports the stimulus package and then you know recently said I never endorse that when clearly he did.
People say well there's a civil war -- the Republican Party well I think the Republican Party really needs to stop and think and reevaluate.
Their position and understand one thing that struck us was what wasn't mentioned.
Whereas the club on social issues we don't involve the social issues at all that's not our focus -- -- limit abortion.
We never -- rights and Christian cola ran a farm equipment business before selling it to Warren Buffett.
He then served two terms as a congressman from Indiana.
But he says it's his business background that is most valuable.
I do think it's an advantage to have people who wake up every -- -- -- my customers better today than I did yesterday as part of the problem with government it's a monopoly.
It's too big hits in fact too big to succeed you know we talk about too big to fail that the government's too big to succeed.
While the Club for Growth is directing much of -- fire at Republicans these days don't get the wrong impression of -- says they are nonpartisan.
But the club has endorsed only one Democrat in its history.
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