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Right Wing Group Will Punish Republicans Voting for Sandy Flood Aid

Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 2:34:40 pm

Nov. 11, 2012: Destroyed beach houses in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Far Rockaway, NY. (Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com)

You may have heard the news that 67 Republicans voted against Hurricane Sandy relief funding today.

Republicans who decided not to punish the blue states, however, will now be punished themselves by receiving a negative rating on the Club for Growth purity test: Club for Growth Will Punish Members Voting for Sandy Flood Aid.

Andy Roth

The conservative Club for Growth said Friday that it will punish House members who voted for a flood insurance measure aimed at helping pay for Hurricane Sandy's damage.

The Club will "key-vote" the measure, using it to compile an annual rating for each lawmaker. ...

"Congress should not allow the federal government to be involved in the flood insurance industry in the first place, let alone expand the National Flood Insurance Program's authority," a statement from the Club's Andy Roth said.