The Club for Growth assisted in beating back the challenge of former Fort Wayne Mayor W. Paul Helmke when he ran against U.S. Representative Mark Souder.
Now, the Republican House is considering legislation which would severely restrict the types of activities of groups like The Group for Growth. It would also restrict other 527's like the George Soros backed groups. Yet, a lot of folks on both sides of the political spectrum think the legislation is an incumbent-protection bill.
So, who's supporting it? Well, that would be incumbents.
The Club for Growth is asking its members to oppose legislation it believes would be a huge extension of the McCain-Feingold limitations on free speech. The Club for Growth is the organization which popularized the term "RINO - Republican in Name Only." Now it believes most of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives fit the name.