Club for Growth targets nine Republicans for primary challenges

Tethered to the group’s congressional scorecard that was released this week, the site,, goes live later Wednesday. It names people in districts where Mitt Romney notched more than 60 percent in the 2012 presidential race, but got a lifetime rating of below 70 percent from the Club.

For now, the members who will be on the website are Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Rep. Rick Crawford (R- Ark.), Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.) , Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.), Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.). In the future, the Club will rotate in different members of Congress.

The site, Club officials say, is not a response to a recent effort by Karl Rove and the Crossroads groups to launch the Conservative Victory Project, a rebranded effort that officials said is aimed at picking conservative candidates who are also electable.

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