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Club for Growth invites GOP primary challenges with new Web Site

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The Club for Growth on Wednesday launched a new Web site inviting primary challenges to Republican members of Congress in safe GOP districts to whom the anti-tax group has assigned low marks.

The Club is specifically highlighting Republicans who are not at real risk of losing in the general election, based on the strong GOP tilt of their districts. In many of the districts the group is highlighting, Mitt Romney received more than six in 10 votes in 2012.

The group says it will rotate members it plans to highlight on the site, beginning with nine initial targets it announced on Wednesday: Reps. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), Steve Palazzo ((R-Miss.), Martha Roby (R-Ala.), Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), Renee Elmers (R-N.C.), and Aaron Schock (R-Ill.).