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Frank gets clubbed

Gazette staff March 5th, 2013

The fiscally conservative Club for Growth is going RINO-hunting, and in its sights is “big government liberal” U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne.

Credit: Brad Gregg

Last week, the organization issued a “Primary My Congressman” list of nine RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) that the group wants defeated in their next primary elections.

So why did Lucas make the list?

According to Club for Growth, the 11thterm congressman “has a long record of voting against cutting spending” and “has repeatedly voted against fiscally conservative budgets offered by the Republican Study Committee.”

In addition, the group accuses Lucas of voting against “cutting wasteful pork projects” and voting in favor of No Child Left Behind.

On its website, Club for Growth — which is kinda like Hair Club for Men, if the enemy were taxes instead of male-pattern baldness — makes no bones about wanting to purge moderates from the Republican Party because those types “often join with liberal Democrats to grow government and increase taxes.”

Which helps answer the question of why there’s such gridlock in Washington: not enough polarization and too much compromise, obviously.

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