NC-09: Club For Growth takes aim at Leigh Brown, too.


Stony Rushing is getting some company in the sights of The Club for Growth.  The DC-based conservative group, which has endorsed Dan Bishop in this race, is now turning its fire on Concord realtor Leigh Brown:


Club for Growth Action has released a television advertisement, “Who,” and a website,, focused on Leigh Brown’s liberal record ahead of the May 14 Republican primary in North Carolina’s 9thCongressional District. Brown has been outspoken against President Trump and the Trump Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, she has worked for and donated to Democrats, doesn’t live in the district she is running in, and she does not consider herself a conservative, once calling herself a “DemoPublicanRepubliCrat.”


“Leigh Brown does not support free-market, pro-growth policies, she has been outspoken against President Trump, and she is not the right choice to represent the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina,” said Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh. “Sen. Dan Bishop is a real conservative who has the best chance of beating Democrat Dan McCready in the general election, and if Leigh Brown wants what is best for her district, she should end her campaign and support Bishop.”


The Club for Growth PAC endorsed State Senator Dan Bishop in April, and McIntosh said, “Sen. Bishop has been a leading fiscal conservative in Raleigh and he’ll continue that leadership on behalf of taxpayers and job creators in Washington.”


National realtor PACs have already committed more than $1 million toward the establishment-leaning Brown’s campaign. Yet, Rushing and Bishop appear to maintain their positions at the head of the candidate pack.


Early voting is underway.  Election Day is May 14.