Club for Growth wants Walden primary challenger

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The Club for Growth is attacking Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., the No. 5 House Republican, for his opposition to President Obama’s proposal to reduce the cost of Social Security.

The conservative group announced Thursday it is adding Walden’s name to a website it created that is aimed at encouraging primary challenges to incumbent members deemed "Republican in name only," or RINOs.

“We always knew Greg Walden had a liberal record, but he really cemented it with his public opposition to even modest entitlement reform,” Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said Thursday.

The organization is taking aim at the seven-term lawmaker through, where they have set up a page critical of Walden. Other House Republican lawmakers with their own page on the site include Reps. Mike Simpson, of Idaho, Frank Lucas, of Oklahoma, and Aaron Schock, of Illinois.

Walden heads the House campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Walden said earlier this week that Obama’s plan to reduce Social Security benefits by altering the way cost of living is calculated was a bad idea because it would harm seniors.







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