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Barney Keller

Big Money, Free-Marketers, And The Fight Of Sen. Lugar's Career : It's All Politics : NPR

We spoke Friday with Barney Keller of the Club for Growth about the Indiana race and divisions in the GOP. Here's an edited version of our conversation. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., attends a state dinner at the White House on Oct. 13, 2011. NPR: The Club for Growth, in teaming up with ...

Tea party threat again hangs over Republicans’ efforts to retake Senate

“All we want to do is pass a fiscally conservative agenda through the Senate,” said Barney Keller, spokesman for the Club for Growth, which is the best-funded conservative outlet and is backing the challenger to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss. ), who was first elected in 1978. Several of the ...

GOP civil war could be brutal in 2014 elections

That issue doesn't seem to faze Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller. "We care only about passing pro-growth policies, and we don't care about what some lobbyist thinks about us," he said, referring to LaTourette. "Come on in. The water's warm," Keller said. GOP strategist John ...

Sen. Jim DeMint's Republican Power Play Snags Boeing

DeMint's office declined to comment for this article, but Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller emphasized that his organization has always opposed the Ex-Im Bank, and that Chocala currently shares that view. "We're proud that we pushed this issue to the forefront," Keller told ...

Conservative group Club for Growth hits Mitt Romney for minimum wage stance

It has not endorsed a candidate this presidential election and usually focuses its attention on congressional races, but Communications Director Barney Keller did not rule out the organization getting involved in this presidential election. Romney's position "is kind of anathema to what ...

Four Faces Of Conservatism: Possible Directions For The GOP : It's All Politics : NPR

"In this class, there's a higher concentration of fiscal conservatives," says Barney Keller, a spokesman for the conservative Club for Growth. Among their number, Keller counts Rep. Thomas Massie, who was first elected in November from a district in northern Kentucky. A county ...

Is The Party Over For The Tea Party? : It's All Politics : NPR

Such support of staunch conservatives has been good for the party, argues Barney Keller, spokesman for the Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative group that has also played a prominent role in GOP primary battles. He notes that DeMint stood nearly alone when he first came to the ...

Citizens United, McCain-Feingold Fueled Congress' Shutdown Politics

Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller said that changes in campaign finance laws have had nothing to do with its recent success in electing more conservative Republicans. "We've seen time in and time out that the amount of money spent in campaigns does not matter, but instead it's the ...

House Republicans Face Threat Of Primary Challenges In 'Plan B' Vote : It's All Politics : NPR

The group's Barney Keller said that how Republicans vote now could set the stage for the 2014 primary season. "One thing we've found is that the only thing that motivates members of Congress is the fear of losing their jobs, and that's the stick we try and use to try and get them to vote ...

No, Congressman, You Probably Won't Get Primaried For Voting For Immigration Reform

“We don’t care about immigration reform,” said Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller with a chuckle, explaining his organization remains solely focused on “economic issues … [and] pro-growth policies.” As for Heritage Action, the one major group that is involved in the immigration ...

Club for Growth: 'Silver lining' of GOP Leadership's Purge is Conservatives are Free to Fight

by Matthew Boyle 4 Dec 2012, 5:18 PM PDT post a comment Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller told Breitbart News that he thinks the House GOP leadership’s purge of conservatives from powerful House committees could backfire on Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Whip ...

Shelley Moore Capito Can Win in West Virginia

To hear Barney Keller tell it, Nothing is better than Something. Keller is a spokesman for the Club For Growth, a once-prominent conservative group that continues to pronounce on the worthiness—or lack thereof—of various candidates for public office. Recently, he weighed in on the ...

Club for Growth Makes "Substantial" anti-Lugar Ad Buy In Indiana GOP Senate Primary

"If you live in Indiana, you will see this ad," says Club For Growth PAC spokesman Barney Keller. Keller would not disclose the amount of the buy from the political arm of fiscally conservative advocacy group. The Howry Politics blog puts the number at $1.8 million.The ad asks ...

Breakthrough On Jobless Benefits May Lead To Blind Alley : It's All Politics : NPR

" In stating a conservative position, Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller told It's All Politics: "The fact is that unemployment benefits increase unemployment; they provide disincentives to work. Expanding [benefits] for another five months isn't going to put people back to work...

BOEHNER-CANTOR TRUCE, CHOCOLA'S U-TURN ON HIGHWAY SPENDING, GETTING TOUGH TO SELL STOCK ACT, FAST AN...

Club spokesman Barney Keller notes that Chocola lost points on his 2005 scorecard, finishing with a 95 percent rating that year. “Chocola voted wrong and we dinged him,” Keller said. “Clearly, some members of the weak-kneed caucus are worried about primary challenges if they vote ...

Club for Growth PAC endorses Sullivan for Senate

Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller says the political action committee often endorses before primaries. He says the group interviewed Sullivan and found he had a record of results on "pro-taxpayer" and free-market issues. Sullivan, a former state attorney general and natural ...

Utah Sen. Hatch seems to have weathered GOP storm

Barney Keller, a spokesman for the group, said it views Hatch as a moderate who "has moved to the right to save his skin. " "In a lot of ways we already have had an effect," Keller said. "It's not always the win-loss record. " A political action committee affiliated with the tea ...

Steve LaTourette's SuperPAC spends $44K to attack his successor's Tea Party challenger Matt Lych

(Plain Dealer file) "I think Steve LaTourette may have eaten a lot of paint chips as a kid," said Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller. WASHINGTON, D. C. - A controversial Super PAC headed by former GOP congressman Steve LaTourette has spent $44,000 on mailings against the Tea Party ...

Club for Growth backs Justin Amash, targets Brian Ellis in 'six-figure' ad buy

— Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller Grand Rapids businessman Brian Ellis and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade TownshipCourtesy photos GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Conservative special interest group Club for Growth is pouring in thousands of early advertising dollars to shore up support ...

Tea Party-Business Rift Shown on Scorecards Measuring Lawmakers

“I think members of Congress understand that when determining whether or not to challenge an incumbent, the first thing we do is we look at their score,” said Barney Keller, a spokesman for Club for Growth, an anti-tax group which is supportive of the Tea Party. By “score,” Keller ...

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