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Club for Growth spending paid off; Kansas Chamber's didn't

Club for Growth, a Washington, D.C.-based political-action committee, is bragging that Tuesday's primary wins by Kansas GOP congressional candidates Mike Pompeo and Tim Huelskamp and by Michigan congressional candidate Justin Amash mean that it has "won all nine contested races it has entered in 2010." It said in a press release that it endorsed Pompeo, Huelskamp and Amash and "helped their campaigns — through PAC independent expenditures and Club member contributions — to the tune of nearly $500,000."Meanwhile, the Kansas Chamber PAC wasn't nearly as successful with its efforts to oust Kansas lawmakers who voted for the current state budget. It targeted 11 incumbents, including state Rep. Jo Ann Pottorff, R-Wichita, but was successful in only two races.