Americans for Prosperity Action Announces Plans for Historic Engagement in 2020

Press Release

Announces Early Support for U.S. House of Representatives Policy Champions

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today announced plans for historic political engagement at the federal and state levels in 2020, evaluating two to three times as many races as 2018. As part of this announcement, AFP Action released a new wave of endorsements for four members of the U.S. House of Representatives, each identified as a policy champion thanks to their legislative leadership in breaking barriers to opportunity and improving the lives of all Americans.  Endorsed lawmakers include: Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13), Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-01), Rep. Scott Perry (PA-10), and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05). AFP Action will spread the positive messages of these candidates and their accomplishments through a wide range of tactics encouraging voters to support them at the ballot box.

AFP Action Senior Advisor Nathan Nascimento issued the following statement:

“Our political engagement serves as a means to achieve meaningful public policy that will help improve lives. Today, we are excited to announce support for four principled policy champions that are leading on critical issues, even when politically difficult. This is just the beginning for our team, as we’re preparing to engage in 2020 political races at a higher degree than ever before.”

In 2019, AFP Action engaged in more races than any other off-cycle year in history. AFP Action supported candidates in 38 races across four states, including nine primary races, and reached over 1 million voters. With respect to endorsements in 2020, AFP Action Senior Advisor Emily Seidel told CNN, “We’re not looking for Democrats. We’re not looking for Republicans. We’re looking for people who are committed to driving on these policies that we believe will help improve the lives of all Americans.”

Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13)

Congressman Ted Budd is an advocate for more affordable, better quality health care, a lower tax burden that allows families to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks, and both labor and regulatory reform efforts that spur economic growth, promote small businesses, and make life more affordable.

Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-01)

Congressman Steve Chabot is a principled leader in Washington that works hard to find positive policy solutions to our nation’s biggest problems. He led on efforts to allow Ohio’s families to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks, fought against protectionist polices that stifled free trade and negatively impacted Ohio’s economy, and fought for expanded access to quality, affordable care for all Ohioans.

Rep. Scott Perry (PA-10) 

Congressman Scott Perry boasts a strong record of supporting policies that help Pennsylvanians keep more of their hard-earned paychecks and regulatory reform efforts that cut red tape to allow small businesses to thrive. He has also advocated for expanded access to quality, affordable care for all Pennsylvanians and rejected Washington’s one-size-fits-all approach to health care.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) 

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers leads on important policy solutions that make life easier for all Americans.  As a member of leadership, Rep. McMorris Rodgers helped pass historic tax reform that allowed hard-working Americans across the country to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks, was an early supporter of reducing the regulatory burden on small businesses, and innovative health care solutions to improve quality and affordability of care.

 

Background: 

See additional information on this effort covered by CNN here.

In June of 2019, AFP Action Senior Advisor Emily Seidel released a memo outlining the organization’s new approach to public policy and political engagement. The memo can be viewed here.

AFP Action has already endorsed several candidates running in 2020. Those endorsees include:

For further information or to set up an interview, reach Nicole Tardif at NTardif@afpaction.com