Americans for Prosperity Action Endorses Eric Hovde for U.S. Senate

MADISON, WI – Today, Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) announced support for Eric Hovde’s bid for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin.

AFP Action is getting involved earlier than ever before in federal and state primaries to elect better candidates who are strong advocates for policies that will improve the lives of all Americans.

Megan Novak, AFP Action Senior Advisor, issued the following statement: 

“AFP Action is excited to back Eric Hovde, a candidate who will fight for economic freedom and policies that put our nation back on a path toward prosperity. As Americans struggle to make ends meet under Biden’s failing economy, career politicians like Tammy Baldwin and her support for runaway spending and inflationary policies are to blame. The economy is at the front of mind for voters this year and Eric Hovde is the leader Wisconsinites are looking for. One that puts Americans first, unleashes energy production, and fights for a more competitive economy that ensures opportunity for all.

“Wisconsinites cannot afford the Biden-Baldwin partnership any longer. That is why AFP Action is ready to put its full weight of grassroots capabilities behind Hovde, a candidate who can help lead our country forward and win.”


AFP Action has acquired the data from AFP conversations with more than 8 million people to bring new voters into the primary process and ensure we elect better candidates. Those insights will direct the activities of the largest grassroots operation in the country that are ready to knock on doors to bring voters to the polls and win support for Eric Hovde. AFP Action will also invest in extensive mail, digital, and connected-television campaigns to lay the foundation for grassroots advocates or reinforce conversations that have already taken place. In 2022, AFP and AFP Action engaged in 457 races, knocking on more than 7 million doors, delivering over 100 million pieces of mail, and reaching millions more voters through phone and email.

AFP Action Endorses Chris Balkema and Regan Deering for State Legislature

SPRINGFIELD, IL —Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today endorsed Chris Balkema and Regan Deering in their bids for the Illinois State Senate and State House of Representatives. Balkema is in Illinois’ 53rd Senate District, and Deering is in Illinois’ 88th House District.

AFP Action announced last year the organization would be engaging earlier and in more primaries than ever before. Today’s endorsements put that promise into action. 

AFP Action Senior Advisor Jason Heffley released the following statement:

Chris Balkema has spent the past 13 years on the Grundy County Board, where he worked to relieve the impacts of rising inflation and high living costs facing Illinois families. A former businessman, Chris deeply understands the importance of a thriving, bottom-up economy – and has the experience to enact real reform in Springfield.

Regan Deering has a proven track record of serving her and fighting to create a more prosperous state. Illinoisans are in some of the toughest economic times since the 2008 recession – and Deering has vowed to be an advocate in the legislature to reign in Springfield’s reckless spending.

“AFP Action’s strong grassroots organization throughout the state will be focused on making Chris Balkema and Regan Deering the Land of Lincoln’s newest legislators come November.”