Both freshmen Congressmen Joe Walsh and Randy Hultgren live in the 14th Congressional District. It is possible they will face off in next year’s Republican primary election. This press release from the Club for Growth PAC indicates on political action committee has come down on Walsh’s side:
Club for Growth PAC Will Support Joe Walsh In IL-14
Club for Growth President Chris Chocola:
“Congressman Walsh has distinguished himself as a pro-growth leader.”
Washington, DC – The Club for Growth PAC announced today that if the current congressional district lines as drawn by the Democrats in Illinois survive a court challenge, then it will enthusiastically support Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL-08) in the new 14th Congressional District of Illinois.
“In less than a year, Congressman Walsh has distinguished himself as a pro-growth leader,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola.
“We have no doubt that Congressman Walsh will continue to be a fighter for free markets and economic growth in Congress. If the district lines in Illinois as passed by the Democrats end up being upheld, then Club for Growth PAC will enthusiastically support Congressman Walsh for re-election in the 14th Congressional District.”
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I note at the bottom of the press release is the following:
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In response to the announcement above, Congressman Walsh issued the following statement:
Earlier today The Club For Growth, which is one of the most influential conservative groups in the country came out and strongly endorsed Congressman Joe Walsh for re-election.
In response to the endorsement, Congressman Walsh stated that “I am honored to be endorsed by the Club for Growth, a group with a proven track record of promoting free market and pro-growth principles”"This endorsement just further validates that what I have done here in these 6 months has been the right thing. Fighting for small businesses, smaller government, and lower taxes are my main priorities, and I will continue to be a strong outspoken advocate for those issues”