Nation: Club Backs Huelskamp, Graves in Open Seats

Posted September 14, 2009 at 6:39pm

The political action committee for the anti-tax group Club for Growth on Monday endorsed two fiscally conservative state legislators in a pair of open-seat House races.

State Sen. Tim Huelskamp is one of several prominent Republicans hoping to replace Rep. Jerry Moran (R) in Kansas’ conservative 1st district. Moran is running for Senate this cycle.

“Tim Huelskamp stands out as a champion of limited government and economic freedom,— Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said in a release. “Unlike some of the other Republicans in this race, Tim has compiled an impressive record and demonstrated the leadership skills necessary to fight for free-market policies in Congress.—

Meanwhile in Georgia’s 9th district, the club is backing state Rep. Tom Graves in the race to replace Rep. Nathan Deal (R), who is running for governor in 2010.

“Tom Graves has been an outspoken advocate for tax relief and budget reform in the Georgia Legislature, and we believe he’ll bring that same enthusiasm to Congress,— Chocola said.