THE HILL: Club for Growth backs away from Joe Walsh


Rep. Joe Walsh’s (R-Ill.) ethics problems could cost him the support of the deep-pocketed, fiscally conservative Club for Growth.


The Club for Growth put out a statement in late July promising to “enthusiastically support” Walsh, a freshman who led the charge in the House for a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution and against an increase in the debt ceiling earlier this summer, in his likely primary against fellow freshman Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.).


But soon after the endorsement the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Walsh was being sued by his ex-wife for more than $100,000 in unpaid child support and had driven on a suspended license.


Club for Growth President Chris Chocola told The Hill that if the reports were true, they might not support him after all.


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