AFP Action Endorses Joe McGraw in IL-17

PEORIA, IL —Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today endorsed Joe McGraw in his bid to challenge incumbent Democrat Eric Sorensen in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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

AFP Action Senior Advisor Jason Heffley released the following statement:

“Rep. Eric Sorensen has failed to deliver for Illinois – it’s time to turn the page and usher in new leaders like Joe McGraw in Congress. Today, AFP Action is proud to endorse McGraw in his bid to represent Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.

“Illinois is facing some of the nation’s highest inflation and gas prices, and Eric Sorensen has failed to bring down the cost of living for his district. Sorensen has been a rubber stamp for the failed ‘Bidenomics’ policies of Joe Biden that are causing the soaring inflation facing Illinoisians. It’s time for new leadership in Washington that will deliver real results to hardworking Illinoisans.  

“Throughout his twenty-year career as a judge, Joe McGraw has been a public servant of the people of Illinois. When elected, McGraw has vowed to be a strong voice against ‘Bidenomics’ and fight for economic prosperity and energy independence in Congress. Now more than ever, Illinois needs leaders who will fight back against the progressive agenda of Washington and drive down costs to make the American Dream more achievable.

“AFP Action intends to put the full weight of our grassroots capabilities behind McGraw’s candidacy to ensure he’s elected to the House of Representatives come November.”


AFP Action has acquired the data from outreach to more than 8 million people to bring new voters into the election process and ensure we elect better candidates. Those insights will direct the activities of the largest grassroots operation in the country that is ready to knock on doors to bring voters to the polls and win support for Joe McGraw. AFP Action invests extensively in mail, digital, and connected-television campaigns to lay the foundation for the one-on-one conversations by grassroots advocates that are often the difference-maker in any close race. 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.