The Republican advocacy group Club for Growth attacks Chafee
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With barnyard sound effects and toe-tapping music reminiscent of The Beverly Hillbillies, the conservative Club for Growth is attacking U.S. Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee in a new television advertisement that paints the Republican incumbent as "just another tax-and-spend politician."
The Club for Growth, an influential anti-tax organization that can steer millions of dollars into political races nationwide, supports Stephen P. Laffey, the two-term Cranston mayor who is challenging Chafee in the Sept. 12 GOP primary.
The Club is a Republican advocacy group, and it's taking a calculated risk in backing a challenger against a sitting Republican U.S. senator in one of the most Democratic states in the nation. "There are risks to this race," the Club says in an endorsement of Laffey on its Web site. "Probably, there are more risks than any other recommendation we will make for 2006."
One risk is that a battered Chafee could survive the primary but lose the seat to a Democrat in November.
Club for Growth President Pat Toomey, a Rhode Island native and a former Pennsylvania congressman, said in an interview last night that the risk is worth taking...
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