Club For Growth Spends $2 Million to Defeat Trump in New Ad Buy After He Refused $1 Million Donation
Back in June 2015 Club for Growth requested a $1 million donation.
Donald Trump refused the request.
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Club for Growth announced this week it was spending about $2 million on ads in Illinois to defeat Donald Trump.
The Hill reported:
The Club for Growth Action announced Monday it is spending about $2 million on ads in Illinois against GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
The ads, which will air on statewide broadcast and cable TV in Illinois and had previously aired in Iowa, attack Trump for having a liberal record and for his position on eminent domain.
It’s the largest anti-Trump ad buy yet by Club for Growth Action, which has emerged as a leading critic of the businessman.
David McIntosh, the group’s president, argued that “momentum is shifting away” from Trump following his losses to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) over the weekend in Kansas and Maine. Cruz and Trump also tied for delegates in Louisiana’s primary.
“Republican voters don’t want a big-government liberal like Donald Trump at the top of the GOP ticket,” McIntosh said.
“They know that Trump would cost Republicans the White House, the Senate majority, and, ultimately, the Supreme Court. It will be no surprise to see the numbers tighten in tomorrow’s primaries and caucus.”