Chris Chocola

Are Republicans Already Blowing the Next Election?
December 03, 2012

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The New Norquist: Meet the GOP’s Latest Hardline Power Broker
September 24, 2011

On June 8th, a motley coalition of conservative senators and activists huddled in the Cannon Office Building to discuss strategy around Cut, Cap, and Balance, the radical budget proposal to cap federal spending at 18 percent of GDP that they hoped to push through Congress in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. After an impassioned prayer for the nation’s future from Senator Jim DeMint, staunch libertarians like Chris Chocola of Club for Growth rubbed elbows with evangelicals like Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America and Tom McClusky of the Family Research Council.

Romney Death Watch
June 07, 2011

Yet another conservative group out to defeat him: Anti-tax organization Club for Growth – declared foe of government spenders and ‘establishment’ Republicans -- has released its policy white paper on former Massachusetts Gov.

Tommy Thompson's Obsolescence
May 27, 2011

Tommy Thompson is a popular former Wisconsin governor and Bush-era HHS Secretary. When Senator Herb Kohl announced his retirement, Republican leaders tabbed him to run for the seat, and his candidacy would give the party by far its strongest chance of winning. Unfortunately, Thompson not only endorsed plans very similar to the Affordable Care Act -- something a great many Republicans did prior to 2009 -- he virtually endorsed the plan itself. And now conservatives want somebody else to run. See if you can detect a theme in these comments: “The world has changed, politically.

Mood Indigo
September 25, 2006

Colorado and Ohio turn left.