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Club for Growth, the anti-tax group, wants to boost conservatives in the 2014 elections. And it doesn’t care if it has to target Republicans to do it. “Our job is not to elect Republicans, that’s not what we do,” said Chris Chocola, the head of the group.
The confrontational strategy flies in the face of post-election Republican efforts to become a more accommodating and less ideological party, and is certain to deepen the rift between the party’s conservative warriors and more pragmatic establishment wing.
It also is certain to cement the Club’s reputation, earned over more than a decade of sometimes brutal primary battles, as the outside group most likely to frustrate party bosses.
“If we make people uncomfortable, that’s OK,” Chocola added. “Our effectiveness lies in our uncompromising adherence to our mission, and in our proven ability to impact races.”
Club for Growth recently launched a website to spotlight moderate Republicans, whom they called “RINOs,” who are potential targets for the group in 2014. This makes the group something of a counterweight to Karl Rove’s initiative to target far-right conservatives in the primaries next election cycle.
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at email@example.com.More Jillian Rayfield.
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.