Americans for Prosperity Action Backs Arizona Fiscal Champions for Congress

Representative David Schweikert and Arizona Speaker of the House Ben Toma Earn early support from Grassroots Super PAC

Phoenix, Arizona—Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today endorsed Arizona Speaker of the House Ben Toma (HD-27) and Representative David Schweikert (AZ-01) for U.S. House of Representatives.

The endorsements come as AFP Action prepares for a record-breaking 2024 election with the promise to engage earlier and more often—especially in primaries.

To that end, AFP Action endorsed Arizona Speaker of the House Ben Toma to run for Arizona’s eighth congressional district, which will be left open by Representative Debbie Lesko, who will retire at the end of the 118th Congress.

In Arizona’s first district, AFP Action backed incumbent Representative David Schweikert, a reliable fiscal conservative dedicated to getting the national debt under control and cutting government spending.

AFP Action Senior Advisor Stephen Shadegg gave the following statement after the announcement:

“Arizona taxpayers have had a great champion in Speaker Ben Toma. He has truly looked out for them and proven that he is an outstanding steward of taxpayer funds and a skilled negotiator as well as a tireless fighter. Thanks to him, Arizona passed the lowest flat tax in the country. In addition to scoring this win for taxpayers, Toma also shepherded legislation that created Arizona’s universal education savings accounts through the legislature. It’s time for Arizonans to promote him.

“Over ten years of serving Arizona’s first congressional district, Rep. David Schweikert has proven that he is a stalwart champion on issues related to cutting spending, keeping taxes low, and sounding the alarm about the national security threat that is our National Debt. Arizonans need him to stay where he is and continue fighting to keep Washington accountable to taxpayers.

“AFP Action is proud to endorse these candidates and ensure that they make it to Washington. Through our unrivalled network of grassroots activists, we will be pounding the pavement, dialing the phones, and spreading the word about both Rep. Schwikert and Speaker Toma.”


Americans for Prosperity Action Announces Endorsement for OH-01    

COLUMBUS, OH – Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action), today, announced its endorsement of Orlando Sonza for the District 01 House of Representatives seat. 

AFP Action Senior Advisor for Ohio, Donovan O’Neil, released the following statement:    

“At a time when inflation is at an all-time high, AFP Action is excited to back Orlando Sonza, who has the leadership necessary to improve the lives of all Ohioans. He is a champion of fiscal stewardship, supporting tax reductions and opposing raising the minimum wage. He understands the arduous consequences of ‘Bidenomics,’ and he is committed to implementing policies that will encourage economic growth.   

“As a former military officer and graduate of West Point, Orlando Sonza knows what it takes to keep our nation safe. A son of immigrants, he can speak to the importance of securing the southern border while also working to fix our broken immigration system.  His pursuit to allow safe and legal immigration, as well as his stance on taxes and energy independence, proves that he is prepared to help pass common sense solutions in Washington, D.C. to expand freedom and opportunity for all Americans.”    

AFP Action Statement on New Hampshire Primary Results

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity Action Senior Advisor Emily Seidel made the following statement after tonight’s New Hampshire primary results: 

“Tonight’s results in New Hampshire show that Nikki Haley is closing the gap and that she is the clear alternative for voters who are ready to close the book on the toxic Biden-Trump political era. This is still an uphill battle. Now all eyes turn to South Carolina, where she has a steeper road ahead.  

“For the past several months, we’ve been engaged in races for the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and presidential levels to prevent a scenario where one party progressive rule comes to Washington, D.C. at a time when our country can least afford it. If Republicans nominate Donald Trump, we risk a repeat of the past three elections and the very real threat of full progressive control increases dramatically. This is why Joe Biden and the Democrats want him to be the nominee. The stakes for our country simply couldn’t be higher. 

“Our teams will continue talking to South Carolina voters in support of Nikki Haley. We are laser focused on electing the candidates who can be the firewall preventing one party progressive rule of the federal government. We have three ways to win: the Senate, the House, and the presidential primary. Through our multi-pronged effort we are prepared to get this done.   

“I’m proud of our activists’ ongoing efforts. Despite challenging conditions, their support shows that AFP Action consistently takes principled and tough action when our country needs it most.” 

Click HERE for AFP Action’s growing list of U.S. Senate and U.S. House endorsements.  

Click HERE to read AFP Action’s latest memo on the state of the 2024 presidential race and why Trump as the Republican nominee makes a one party progressive sweep of Washington more likely.