UPDATE: Club for Growth hits the air in GA-9

The Club for Growth is running ads in the Ninth Congressional District against Lee Hawkins, hitting him for supporting wasteful spending and supporting Democrats.

I’m trying to get a copy of the ad to post here.

[UPDATE] Here is the ad:


  1. BuckheadConservative says:

    The only thing worse than having your baggage strewn across the district is having someone besides your opponent pick up the bill for it.

  2. chefdavid says:

    I was number 56 voting for Graves in Dade this morning. What a expensive election for three months. I haven’t seen the ad yet. Some times the media gurus forget that NW Georgia gets our TV and Radio from Chattanooga.

  3. Joshua Morris says:

    So what’s new? More attacks based on lies. Funny how Hawkins raises $100k in 3 weeks, and this lying video is the kind of trash that hits the front page of Peach Pundit.


      • reaganrev4 says:

        Hawkins saying Graves jobs bill doesn’t do anything to create jobs right now (which it absolutely doesn’t, “shot in the arm that Georgia needs”? havent seen it yet…oh ya it hasnt been signed, and if it is it still wont be any shot in the arm…simply fact) does not mean he sided with dem’s, if you can remember he and tom had to resign to qualify before it was voted on. Very crafty use of the word “sided” since they couldn’t use vote. Saying he wont repeal Obama care? I will refer you to his mail piece that said, and i quote “Lee will begin working on day 1 to repeal Obamacare”. and finally i will refer to the same mail piece that discusses him urging through SR 992 (which he authored) the “single subject rule” that would help in preventing congressional earmarks and out of control spending…the entire commercial is lies…just another special interest trying to buy a race for their candidate…business as usual

  4. reaganrev4 says:

    I just started paying attention…are Graves and the Club for Growth linked in any way? Hmmmm…smells fishy
    He even posted the news release before he even had the video…a little eager are we? PP is a joke.
    How much did Graves raise in the past 3 weeks? Half what Hawkins did? Ya i think thats right…good thing his out of state endorsers have enough money to pick up his slack

    • McDawg81 says:

      I wonder what the average contribution to each candidate was and what the total number of contributors were. Raising the MOST money is a meaningless metric without the other clarifying points. It could be (although I don’t know) that you simply had some deep pocket donors.

      Has anyone accessed this info?

    • Jason says:

      I was told about the ad last night at the Peach Pundit Road Show by a reader who was hanging out with us and heard it over the phone from his brother.

      So please, feel free to engage in wild speculation.

  5. hannah says:

    Club for Growth has a habit of running adds “against” candidates they actually support to make them look more moderate. Their huge success was Huckabee in Iowa where $358,000 got him the Republican primary. NY 23 their strategy backfired and a Democrat was elected, in a special election to replace the fellow who was named Secretary of the Army, for the first time in over a hundred or so years.

  6. Doug Grammer says:

    I voted today. One down, Five more to go this year?
    Special (done for me)
    Special run off
    Primary runoff
    General run off

  7. Ramblinwreck says:

    How can you trust a Republican who rushed to a photo op with Joe Biden when he came to Georgia to announce the handout of bailout money for internet service? The most dangerous place to be in Georgia that day was between Lee Hawkins, Joe Biden and a camera. You would have been run over by Hawkins getting to the stage for that photo op with the #2 in the Obama administration. Lee Hawkins may be a Republican but he is not a conservative.

      • Doug Grammer says:

        Ok Fact check time. Hawkins was at the event VP Biden attended, but there is no photo or video. Hawkins attended because one of his supporters was getting a part of the stimulus bill awarded to him.

        I’m not saying it’s good, I’m not saying it’s bad. I’m saying from what I have been told, that’s the way it is.

        • provisional says:

          If that is all it was, to “support” one of his “supporters” why did Hawkins feel the need to put out a press release touting how he had “joined Joe Biden”????

          • Doug Grammer says:

            I’ll let the Hawkins campaign answer that one. I was weighing in to establish that he WAS there, and that as far as I know, there are NO pictures. I told you the reason I was told he was there. I’m not going to chase down details for you like you’re an assignment editor and I am a reporter.

            You want answers? Go ask the questions to the people who can give you the answers. In this case, that’s not me.

        • GeorgiaConservative says:

          Wasn’t the governor there as well? New industry coming to GA *wether we approve of the way it was handled* isn’t something to take lightly.

            • reaganrev4 says:

              I couldnt see him in any of those pictures. I may have not been looking in the right place but he was nowhere near Biden.

              I guess us republicans have to watch who we are within 100 ft from now, dems own us

    • 9thDistrict says:

      As a casual observer of this site I find it very interesting that a group of conservatives that would seem to be believers in private enterprise and small business would be such strong supporters of a candidate that refuses to explain what he does to earn a living and has been serving in elected office since the ripe young age of 32. It seems like you might want a candidate that has had proven success and experience in the economic system that you believe in.

  8. GeorgiaConservative says:

    For such a higly respected “PAC”, they don’t do their homework… This from Hawkins on healthcare overhaul:

    “Hawkins Condemns Health Care Vote by Congress
    Worst Vote in Decades, Will Cost Millions of Jobs

    (Gainesville)- State Senator and Republican candidate for Congress Lee Hawkins condemned the congressional vote to pass so called health care reform Sunday night. Sen. Hawkins is a candidate for Georgia’s ninth congressional district.

    “This is the worst, most tone deaf, most economically negligent vote that any U.S. Congress has ever taken,” said Dr. Hawkins, a family dentist and former President of the Georgia Dental Association. “It is going to cost millions of jobs and therefore destroy the economic livelihood of untold numbers of families.”

    “Their 2,700 page bill was made public only 72 hours ago, but apparently H.R. 3590 will require virtually every single business in America to provide health care insurance to all employees, even part time ones. Each insurance plan must be approved by the federal government. This will result in many businesses no longer hiring employees, full or part time ones, and forcing many small businesses to fire employees to stay profitable.

    “Make no mistake about it, big corporations already provide health care. This legislation is mainly a weapon being used against small and family run businesses.”

    “No one will work harder than me in the next Congress to overturn this disastrous plan,” said Hawkins.

    Georgia State Senator Lee Hawkins (R-Gainesville) has been a dentist operating a successful family practice for more than 30 years. He is the former President of the Georgia Dental Association.”

  9. Game Fan says:

    When it comes to politics, Game Fan views “clubs” as a bunch of sick disgusting shallow opportunists, who probably don’t have an ounce of collective ideology among the whole lot. Yeah, this looks more like a friggin’ soap opera than a debate on conservative issues. Basically “clubs” can kiss my grits.

  10. seekingtounderstand says:

    If your vote for Hawkins you are voting for government corruption.
    Hall County Commissioners are under GBI investigation. Hawkins turned a blind eye to all of it and is lousy at helping those he reps.
    His staff actually sent be a lie when I emailed to ask about the property tax issue in hall county. If you value good gov. vote for anyone else.

    • Doug Grammer says:

      Why not say that both US Senators and the Gov. are corrupt as well? I’d like to see the “lie” that was sent to you.

      A State Senator not telling the County Commission how to do their job is very week evidence or corrupt politics. Can you give an example of his staffers lies? From what I read, I think your mad because your property taxes didn’t go down.

      • Joshua Morris says:

        Just another anonymous Gravesbot, Doug. Don’t expect anything meaningful.

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