NC-03: Club For Growth endorses — Celeste Cairns ?????


I struggled to find ANY information about the Emerald Isle Republican when she first filed.  No web presence whatsoever.  But the DC-based Club For Growth appears to know all they need to know:



The Club For Growth was founded a number of years ago as a protest against Republicans who seemed to have forgotten the small-government, fiscally-conservative principles at the core of the GOP.   In the early years,  renowned free-market economist Stephen Moore spearheaded a lot of their efforts.


In recent years,  The Club’s credibility has suffered with me.  They’ve viciously gone after President Trump — starting in the primaries and continuing on well past his inauguration.    (I often file them with the John Locke Foundation.)



I certainly don’t want to take anything away from Mrs. Cairns.  More than one member of the Third District’s GOP field sought The Club For Growth’s endorsement.


She deserves to be congratulated for this big endorsement. ( She now has a professional-looking website and a campaign Facebook page.  )


8 thoughts on “NC-03: Club For Growth endorses — Celeste Cairns ?????

  1. I am not in Congress right now because of the Club For Growth. They picked Ted Budd in the 13th primary in 2016. I wonder if they will pick the 9th District congressperson also.

  2. The Club For Growth just doesn’t endorse – it will put over a half million or more behind a candidate it chooses. No other candidate in the race will have the money to compete.

  3. This will be a low turnout primary, with more knowledgable voters. This sort of endorsement will not have as much impact in such a race. An unknown like her will not likely make the runoff.

    The Club for Growth focuses on economic issues not social issues or immigration issues. Right now, the biggest issue out there for GOP voters according to the polls is immigration. A Club for Growth endorsement means nothing to a voter concerned about immigration.

    This is a bad move by the Club for Growth that further divides the conservative vote.,

  4. Cairns website fails to address immigration at all, not even building the wall. The mailing she just sent out also fails to mention immigration at all. Polls show this is the number one issue for Republican voters. Why does she not want to take a stand on key immigration issues? Is she hiding a position that is contrary to GOP voters?

  5. There has to be more to this story. Celeste who? This endorsement must be a part of a plan to elect Medicaid Murphy by splitting the conservative vote. When did the campaign finance reporting period close?

  6. @John Steed….I just looked at her website after reading your comment, and she lists that she’s pro-wall on her issues page: “Celeste will call on Republicans to unify behind our President to help him deliver more results for the American people. In Congress, Celeste will work with President Trump to fund a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border”

    Also, the first vid on her video page is literally called “Gimme a Wall”:

    I’m 100% w/ you re: immigration and the wall, but looks like she is too..Maybe you were looking at the wrong website?

    1. Sorry, I guess I did not drill down deep enough into her mush about supporting Trump. My BS meter goes off easily when I encounter such mush as RINO’s have a frequent habit of trying to wrap themselves in Trump’s cloak. We have seen it with some key races in other states, and we saw it right with with liberal lobbyist Scott Dacey last time. Dacey had not lifted a finger, wrote a check, or uttered a word to help Trump when Trump was actually running for President, but when Dacey started running himself, he wanted us to think he was Trump’s biggest ally.

  7. Maybe Celeste will disclose where the club for growth gets their money since the Club for growth doesn’t disclose it, themselves.
    Is she in the back pocket of the Koch Brothers?

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