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Farah stockman

Club for Growth deserves part of blame for shutdown

IF YOU WANT to know who to blame for the government shutdown, it is worth reading up on Club for Growth, an ultraconservative group that takes pride in helping to elect the most uncompromising voices in Congress.

Look at Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, whose all-night filibuster fired the first shot in the current stalemate. Back in 2010, Cruz was a little-known candidate — until Club for Growth poured more than $5 million into his campaign.

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