David M. McIntosh
|Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 2nd District
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2001
|Preceded by||Philip Sharp|
|Succeeded by||Mike Pence|
June 8, 1958 |
|Spouse(s)||Ruth McManis McIntosh|
Club for Growth (president)
David Martin McIntosh (born June 8, 1958) is an American attorney and Republican Party politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 2nd congressional district from 1995 to 2001. McIntosh was the Republican nominee for Governor of Indiana in 2000, losing to Democratic incumbent Frank O'Bannon. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in Indiana's 5th congressional district in 2012. In December 2014, McIntosh was named the president of the Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative 501(c)4 organization.
- 1 Early life, education, and law career
- 2 Early political career
- 3 U.S. House of Representatives
- 4 2000 gubernatorial election
- 5 Post-congressional career
- 6 Electoral history
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Early life, education, and law career
McIntosh attended Yale University, where he was a member and later president of the Yale Political Union and despite his political orientation its Progressive Party. He graduated with a B.A. (cum laude) in 1980, and later received a J.D. from University of Chicago Law School in 1983. He was taught at Chicago by Antonin Scalia, who later became a Supreme Court Justice. He is also a co-founder of The Federalist Society.
Early political career
In George H. W. Bush's administration, he served as executive director of Vice President Dan Quayle's Council for Competitiveness. In that role, he emphasized limiting or rolling back environmental regulations that the Council saw as inimical to economic growth – such as a redraft of the Clean Air Act which would allow for companies to increase pollution emissions without notifying the public.
U.S. House of Representatives
Incumbent Democrat U.S. Congressman Phillip Sharp of Indiana's 2nd congressional district decided to retire. McIntosh decided to run and won the Republican primary with a plurality of 43% in a four candidate field. In the general election, he defeated Democrat Secretary of State of Indiana Joe Hogsett 54%–46%.
He won re-election to a second term with 58% of the vote.
He won re-election to a third term with 61% of the vote.
After Newt Gingrich resigned as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, McIntosh thought about running himself. He decided not to run and endorsed William Reynolds Archer, Jr.
2000 gubernatorial election
In 2000, McIntosh ran for Governor of Indiana, but lost to incumbent Democrat Frank O'Bannon, 57 percent to 42 percent. His campaign was built around a 25 percent guaranteed property tax cut, but he never provided details on how he would accomplish it.
Since 2001, McIntosh has been a partner in the Washington law firm of Mayer Brown. In 2009, he served as a political advisor to conservative lobby groups on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court.
2004 gubernatorial election
He planned another run for governor in 2004, but dropped out before the Indiana Republican primary after President George W. Bush gave his support to Mitch Daniels, former Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.
2012 congressional election
In 2012 McIntosh announced his candidacy for Congress, running in the newly redrawn Indiana's 5th Congressional district, held by then-retiring Republican incumbent U.S. Congressman Dan Burton. He was narrowly defeated in the primary by former U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks, losing to her by 1,010 votes out of over 100,000 votes cast.
|1994||Joe Hogsett||78,241||46%||David M. McIntosh||93,592||54%|
|1996||R. Marc Carmichael||85,105||40%||David M. McIntosh||123,113||58%||Paul E. Zimmerman||Libertarian||4,665||2%|
|1998||Sherman A. Boles||62,452||38%||David M. McIntosh||99,608||61%||Cliff Federle||Libertarian||2,236||1%|
|2000||Frank O'Bannon||1,232,525||57%||David M. McIntosh||908,285||42%||Andrew Horning||Libertarian||38,458||2%|
- "Why the Club for Growth Is Changing Leadership". National Journal. December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
- Keith Schneider, "Administration's Regulation Slayer Has Achieved a Perilous Prominence," New York Times, 30 June 1992.
- Easton, Nina. Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Crusade. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. P51.
- Mayer Brown – David M. McIntosh
- Toobin, Jeffrey. "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court". New York Times, September 23, 2007.
- Andrew Card Address Before The Federalist Society at the 2003 National Lawyers Convention
- The Buying of the President 2000 by Charles Lewis (journalist) and the Center for Public Integrity, page 315.
- Schneider, "Administration's Regulation Slayer."
- Rosenthal, Andrew "Quayle's Moment," New York Times, 5 July 1992
- Herbert, Bob (July 10, 1995). "In America; Health & Safety Wars". The New York Times.
- Seelye, Katharine Q. (November 7, 1998). "THE SPEAKER STEPS DOWN: THE OVERVIEW; FACING A REVOLT, GINGRICH WON'T RUN FOR SPEAKER AND WILL QUIT CONGRESS". The New York Times.
- http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=WT&p_theme=wt&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB0F25FAF31DAD0&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Missing or empty
- "GOP struggles for anti-Sotomayor message" Associated Press, July 5, 2009.
- "Former Congressman wants back into politics" Associated Press, July 5, 2009.
- "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved 2007-08-08.
- "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". David Leip. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- David M. McIntosh at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- David McIntosh On the Issues
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 2nd congressional district
|Party political offices|
Dan Burton Indiana
John Doolittle California
Ernest Istook Oklahoma
Sam Johnson Texas
|Chairman of the Republican Study Committee