Former Indiana Rep. David McIntosh has been named as the new president for the conservative Club for Growth, replacing the retiring Chris Chocola, who had headed the organization for the past six years.
"The Club for Growth
is known as America’s premier organization for fighting big-government liberals in both parties, and I’m looking forward to building on that reputation," said McIntosh in a press release issued by the organization.
"The Club is the tip of the spear when it comes to holding Members of Congress accountable for their actions, and we’ll continue to do just that under my leadership. Chris Chocola has left a legacy of strong leadership that I hope to add to in the coming years."
McIntosh will become president for on Jan. 1, and Chocola plans to remain as a board member for the group.
The Club has been an influential part of conservative politics, with a former president, Pat Toomey, now serving as a senator from Pennsylvania.
The organization has also supported other future Republican Party leaders, "like Tom Cotton, Ben Sasse, Dan Sullivan, Mike Lee, Tim Scott, Jeff Flake, Ron Johnson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul through the Club’s PAC," said Chocola.
McIntosh, during the administration of late President Ronald Reagan, served as special assistant to the attorney general and as a special assistant to Reagan in domestic affairs.
He also served under former President George H.W. Bush as executive director of the President's Council on Competitiveness and as assistant to the vice president.
From 1995 through January 2001, McIntosh represented Indiana in the House of Representatives, serving as chairman of the Republican Study Committee, which is the caucus of House conservatives.
Most recently, the former congressman was a partner in government relations at Mayer Brown LLP and co-chaired the Conservative Action Project.
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