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Club for Jerks (aka Club for Growth) will punish lawmakers who voted for Sandy relief
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By Pat Cunningham
Jan. 4, 2013 5:15 p.m.

THESE are the kind of people who tell more than a few Republican members of Congress when to jump and how high:

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.

The House on Thursday morning approved the $9.7-billion increase in funding for the National Flood Insurance Program. The bill passed easily in a bipartisan 354-67 vote.

It needed a two-thirds vote of the House ...

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