Conservative group gets out of Boehner's way on debt limit

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In a boost for Speaker John Boehner, the conservative Club for Growth announced Tuesday that it won't oppose the House GOP-backed bill to raise the debt limit.

The Club for Growth's opposition to Boehner's failed Plan B was one of the keys to the measure's demise in December.

“The Club for Growth will not oppose tomorrow’s vote on the debt ceiling,” said the group's president, Chris Chocola, in a statement. “The Club for Growth will, on the other hand, strongly oppose any efforts during the upcoming debate over the continuing resolution and sequester that fail to arrest out-of-control spending and put sensible limits on the growth of government.”

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