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Ellmers on Club for Growth most unwanted list

Republican U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers a liberal? Who knew?

The congresswoman from Dunn, who is serving her second term representing the state's 2nd Congressional District, is on the list of Republicans that the limited government, low-tax group Club for Growth wants out.

The Club for Growth has Ellmers on its PrimaryMyCongressman website, where people are supposed to suggest primary opponents for Republicans elected to Congress scoring below 70 percent on the Club's scorecard. The site criticizes Ellmers for siding with House GOP leadership too often.

Tagging Ellmers as a Republican In Name Only seems to conflict with a recent National Journal assessment, which said she was the 43rd most conservative U.S. House member. The National Journal scored her as more conservative than Republican House colleagues Virginia Foxx, Patrick McHenry, Howard Coble and Walter Jones.

Ellmers easily survived a primary last year on her way to winning a re-election.


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Great News!!!!

This is a perfect example of the extreme right shift that today's REPUBLICAN party is suffering from. It caused them to lose some federal races in the last election cycle and it looks like they're doing it again. To themselves. Add to that the horrible job that the REPUBLICANS are currently doing in the NC government and showing their true colors, it's a good thing the REPUBLICANS have gerrymandered their districts because they will be facing monumental defeats during the next election.

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