Is John Kasich a Fiscal Conservative? No, Says This Conservative Group

The Club for Growth has just released a white paper grading Ohio Governor John Kasich’s economic record, and their findings raise a lot of questions for the presidential hopeful on taxes and spending. On taxes, the paper notes that budgets under Kasich’s tenure “have been proposed and passed with net decreases in overall taxation,” but warns that “he has also proposed numerous new taxes and tax increases,” such as increasing a severance tax on oil and gas extraction and a tax increase on his home state banks’ net worth as a replacement for other taxes. The club’s diagnosis is a

Club for Growth Dumps $1 Million in First Anti-Trump Ad (VIDEO)

The Club for Growth’s Super PAC is dumping $1 million against Trump in Iowa, the first major ad buy.  The theme?  He’s a politician like the rest of them: This is the best they can do?  He’s not a politician like the rest of them.  The ad seems fake to me. But Trump does not typically respond well to criticism.  He goes nuclear.  So we will see if the ads have an impact. My own guess is video footage of Trump smearing Carson and promising to appoint “horrible people” to high office might work better. Meanwhile Jeb Bush’s Super PAC

Club For Growth Attacks Mike Huckabee

The Club for Growth sees Mike Huckabee as such a threat they are launching the 2016 season’s first negative attack ad, airing this week in Sioux City, Iowa, and Greenberg, S.C.: The ad attacks Huckabee for raising taxes while he was governor of Arkansas. Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.