Lamer Than the Lame Duck: The Easily Ignored Conservative Pressure Groups

The once-feared third-party organizations have no sway in the lame duck.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, listens to a question at a news conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Club for Growth opposed the “tax extenders bill.” So had the Koch network's Americans for Prosperity; the bill included subsidies amounting to a “corporate handout for the wind energy industry.”

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