Mark Neumann’s nascent bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin just got a boost from the Club for Growth, a DC-based organization that advocates for free markets:
Club for Growth PAC today announced that it is endorsing former Congressman Mark Neumann for the United States Senate seat currently held by retiring Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI):
“The Club for Growth PAC proudly endorses Mark Neumann for the United States Senate,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “In Congress, he fought members of his own party on spending, received straight As from the National Taxpayers Union, and was a leader in the fight for limited government and economic freedom. Club members and Wisconsin Republicans looking for a fiscal conservative and pro-growth champion to send to Washington have a perfect candidate in Mark Neumann.”
Neumann, who served in Congress from 1995 to 1999, is expected to go up against former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, who has been the target of criticism from the Club for Growth due to his support of ObamaCare and other statist economic policies. Wisconsin House Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald has also jumped into the race, which is expected to help Thompson.
The National Journal notes that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), who serves as one of the voices of the tea party movement in Congress and got involved in several primaries last year, is also likely to support Neumann.