EXCLUSIVE — The Club for Growth Foundation brings people from across the country to Washington, D.C., as part of its fellowship program to train people on how to advance their causes in local or state Republican politics.
As such, 45 of this year’s Club for Growth Foundation fellows packed into the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Washington late last week for a day of training.
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Club for Growth Foundation is legally distinct from the Club for Growth, which is widely known for backing candidates in Republican primaries who support fiscal conservatism. They are both run by former Indiana GOP Rep. David McIntosh to support limited government and economic growth.
“On the political side for Club for Growth, we were meeting candidates over and over again who said, ‘We’re conservative, we’re for limited government.’ And then I’d ask them, ‘Why do you want to be in Congress?’ [and they’d say,] ‘Oh, I want to solve problems,’” McIntosh told the Washington Examiner. “And I’m thinking good intentions, but if they get here to Washington and solve problems as a member of Congress, they’re gonna think about creating more government.”