Inside the Freedom Caucus’ growth plans

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(POLITICO) Five months after it helped lead the charge to oust Speaker John Boehner, the House Freedom Caucus is looking to cement its influence by expanding its ranks in November.

The alliance of roughly three-dozen hard-line conservatives is drawing up a list of GOP-leaning open seats it could target this year and is quietly meeting with prospective candidates for the seats of Freedom Caucus members who are either retiring or running for Senate. The caucus’ political arm is raising money for members facing tough challenges. And it is even spending money on outside television ads in a House primary, a rare and expensive move for a PAC controlled by members of Congress.

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