VICTORY: Americans for Prosperity Action Endorsed Candidate Erika Booth Advances in Special Election

Orlando, FL—Tonight, Americans for Prosperity Action Florida (AFP Action FL) congratulated Erika Booth as she advanced in the primary to serve as the Republican nominee for House District 35. 

AFP Action FL was proud to support Booth’s vision of creating a bottom-up system of government that works to prosper the American people and deployed its grassroots efforts to educate voters ahead of election day about her policy positions. 

AFP Action Senior Advisor in Florida, Skylar Zander, made the following statement: 

“We’re thrilled to see that residents of Eastern Orange and Osceola counties agree that Erika’s values on economic progress and reforming healthcare reflect what’s best for hardworking families and businesses. 

“As a public-school teacher and having served on the Osceola County School Board, AFP Action FL was glad to rally behind Erika’s outlook on meeting the needs of individual learners and improving our education system. 

“AFP Action FL knocked on tens of thousands of doors and spoke with thousands of voters to support Erika this primary. We will continue to use its grassroots base to educate and mobilize voters in support of Booth until the January 16, 2024, special general election.”

AFP Action Statement on Eric Schmitt’s Election Victory

                                                        

KANSAS CITY, MO – Americans for Prosperity Action Senior Advisor Jeremy Cady released the following statement on the general election victory of AFP Action-endorsed candidate Attorney General /Eric Schmitt in his bid to represent the Show Me State in the US Senate: 

“Voters of the great state of Missouri spoke loud and clear and elected Eric Schmitt in a resounding victory. AFP Action has put in countless hours over the past year, knocked on the doors of half-a-million voters and sent more than seven million mail pieces to help ensure Eric Schmitt’s victory.

“It’s undeniable that AFP Action’s efforts made a big impact in this important race, and we look forward to working with him in the Senate.” 

BACKGROUND:

ABOUT AFP ACTION

AFP Action is a 527 political action committee focused on electing candidates who will drive policy change and facilitate the building of broad policy coalitions that remove barriers to opportunity and help people improve their lives. The organization has a strong, permanent grassroots presence, including highly motivated activists who volunteer during the election season by making telephone calls and knocking on doors in support of policy champions.

During the 2022 election cycle, AFP Action supported candidates nationwide with more than 2 million telephone calls, 5.5 million door knocks, and more than 69 million pieces of mail. AFP Action has unmatched direct voter outreach capability that is supported by a world-class data operation. 

Americans for Prosperity Action-New Mexico Endorses Yvette Herrell for Congress

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Americans for Prosperity Action-New Mexico (AFP Action-NM) today endorsed Yvette Herrell in her reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District.

AFP Action-NM will leverage a wide range of tactics, including the country’s largest grassroots outreach and mobilization, a full-time dedicated staff, and trained volunteers to educate and mobilize voters to support Herrell’s campaign.

AFP Action-NM Senior Advisor Burly Cain released the following statement on the endorsement:

“New Mexico deserves a leader who will fight for an economic environment that will benefit all New Mexicans. The Land of Enchantment is being crushed by record-high inflation and skyrocketing grocery prices and many are struggling to put food on the table. Meanwhile, Washington has failed to provide real solutions to address these challenges and instead continues to fuel inflation through massive government sending.

“Yvette Herrell has been a trusted partner and will fight for economic opportunity for all New Mexicans. During her time in Congress, she has opposed the out-of-control, wasteful spending that is driving inflation. And she has proven herself to be a champion for limiting government overreach and has pledged to review and eliminate government red tape that stifles innovation, growth, and job creation.

“AFP Action-NM will dedicate our robust grassroots efforts to ensure Herrell’s success come November.”

BACKGROUND:

During the 2020 election cycle, AFP Action supported candidates nationwide with more than 8.5 million telephone calls, 1.5 million door knocks, and more than 49 million pieces of mail. AFP Action has unmatched direct voter outreach capability that is supported by a world-class data operation.

AFP Action is a 527 political action committee focused on electing candidates who will drive policy change and facilitate the building of broad policy coalitions that remove barriers to opportunity and help people improve their lives. The organization has a strong, permanent grassroots presence, including highly motivated activists who volunteer during the election season by making telephone calls and knocking on doors in support of policy champions.

Americans for Prosperity Action Arizona Endorses U.S. Rep. David Schweikert for Re-Election

Phoenix, AZ — Americans for Prosperity Action Arizona today announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. David Schweikert for re-election from Arizona’s 1stCongressional District.

Rep. Schweikert received the endorsement for his support of health care, spending, and tax policies that limit the federal government’s reach and expand opportunities for all Arizonans. 

“Rep. David Schweikert has supported health care policies that expand patient access and reduce costs,” said AFP Action Arizona’s Senior Advisor Stephen Shadegg.“He supported right-to-try legislation that allows patients with life-threatening illnesses to use innovative drugs and therapies that are still under review by the Federal Drug Administration. He also supported health savings accounts and the expansion of telehealth services that proved important during the Covid pandemic.

“Schweikert has also been a strong supporter of taxpayers by standing up to the irresponsible, big-spending schemes driving today’s skyrocketing inflation,” he said. “He also understands that the taxpayers can spend their hard-earned incomes better than government bureaucrats, and he will continue to be a strong advocate for lower taxes across the board.”

During the coming weeks, AFP Action staff and volunteers will work to educate voters in the 1st Congressional District about Schweikert’s efforts in Congress and to turn them out on Election Day.

ABOUT AFP ACTION

AFP Action is a 527 political action committee focused on electing candidates who will drive policy change and facilitate the building of broad policy coalitions that remove barriers to opportunity and help people improve their lives. The organization has a strong, permanent grassroots presence, including highly motivated activists who volunteer during the election season by making telephone calls and knocking on doors in support of policy champions.

During the 2020 election cycle, AFP Action supported candidates nationwide with more than 8.5 million telephone calls, 1.5 million door knocks, and more than 49 million pieces of mail. AFP Action has unmatched direct voter outreach capability supported by a world-class data operation.

AFP Action-CO Endorses Matt Solomon for State Senate

DENVER, CO –Americans for Prosperity Action Colorado (AFP Action-CO) today announced its endorsement of former Eagle Town Council member Matt Solomon for Colorado’s 8th State Senate District. 

Solomon earned the endorsement of AFP Action-CO through his support for principled policy solutions that seek to increase opportunity for every Coloradan.

AFP Action-CO Senior Advisor Jesse Mallory released the following statement on the endorsement:

“Matt Solomon, who most recently served six years on the Eagle Town Council, has dedicated much of his career to improving the lives of Eagle’s residents. From serving on the town council to owning a small business to working as a paramedic for nearly a decade, Solomon deeply understands the challenges facing his community. 

“Solomon has vowed to get big government and burdensome regulations out of the way of Colorado’s business owners. Throughout his time on the Eagle Town Council, Solomon has been a strong advocate for reining in government spending and has a track record of fighting against tax increases. AFP Action-CO strongly supports his candidacy for SD-08.”

ABOUT AFP ACTION

AFP Action is a 527 political action committee focused on electing candidates who will drive policy change and facilitate the building of broad policy coalitions that remove barriers to opportunity and help people improve their lives. The organization has a strong, permanent grassroots presence, including highly motivated activists who volunteer during the election season by making telephone calls and knocking on doors in support of policy champions.

During the 2020 election cycle, AFP Action supported candidates nationwide with more than 8.5 million telephone calls, 1.5 million door knocks, and more than 49 million pieces of mail. AFP Action has unmatched direct voter outreach capability supported by a world-class data operation. 

AFP Action Endorses Juan Ciscomani for U.S. House of Representatives

Phoenix, Arizona—Americans for Prosperity Action Arizona (AFP Action AZ) today endorsed Juan Ciscomani to represent Arizona’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Ciscomani earned AFP Action’s endorsement for his commitment to expanding opportunities for Americans—from over regulation to energy and standing firm against the tax-and-spend status quo in Washington.  

AFP Action Senior Advisor Stephen Shadegg issued the following statement after the announcement.

“In Congress, there are many lawmakers who think they understand the problems facing the American people. What Arizonans need is a representative who knows what he’s talking about and has the experience to back it up. 

“AFP Action AZ is excited to back a candidate who not only has expertise, but who also maintains principled positions on limiting government expansion and interference, protecting taxpayers, and disrupting a spending process too often influenced by entrenched special interests.

“Between now and Election Day, AFP Action will be mobilizing our grassroots to knock doors, make phone calls, and leverage our best-in-class digital outreach to ensure that Juan Ciscomani represents Arizona’s 6th District in Congress next year.”

Background

Ciscomani served as Governor Doug Ducey’s senior advisor for regional and international affairs. Over more than seven years serving the governor, Ciscomani focused on issues related to trade, our outdated immigration system, and border security. Before working in government, Ciscomani spent three years as vice president of outreach in the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which gave him insight into the harmful impact of unnecessary and burdensome regulations on small businesses that are struggling to grow and create jobs. Ciscomani has expressed support for sound fiscal policies related to government spending and taxation.

Americans for Prosperity Action—Illinois Announces State House Candidate Endorsements

Springfield, Illinois – Americans for Prosperity Action—Illinois (AFP Action-IL) today announced it has endorsed eleven candidates for the Illinois State House of Representatives and one for the Illinois State Senate. The endorsements include a mix of incumbent and non-incumbent candidates. The AFP Action-IL endorsed candidates are:

  • Rep. Deanne Mazzochi (HD-45),
  • Rep. Chris Bos (HD-51),
  • Rep. Martin McLaughlin (HD-52),
  • Jack Vrett (HD-53),
  • Michele Hunter (HD-54),
  • Connie Cain (HD-66),
  • Rep. Jackie Haas (HD-79),
  • Rep. Keith Wheeler (HD-83),
  • Scott Preston (HD-91),
  • Michele Smith (HD-97),
  • Rep. Amy Elik (HD-111), and
  • Rep. Sandy Hamilton (SD-48)

These individuals received AFP Action-IL’s endorsement because of their commitment to policies that break down government barriers to success and expand opportunities for all Illinois residents to improve their lives.

“Illinois is in desperate need of strong leadership to help lift the burden of skyrocketing inflation from the shoulders of hardworking families and older residents living on fixed wages,” said AFP Action-IL Senior Advisor Jason Heffley. “We need leaders in the state legislature who will stand up for taxpayers and say no to government policies that stand in the way of a strong economy, a quality education, and safer communities.”

AFP Action-IL will leverage its network of grassroots activists and state-of-the-art data targeting capability to educate voters about endorsed candidates and to turn out voters to support them on Election Day.

BACKGROUND

Rep. Deanne Mazzochi (HD-45)

Rep. Deanne Mazzochi is a friend of Illinois taxpayers, evidenced by her vigorous opposition to the graduated income tax constitutional amendment and the abolition of the flat tax, which would have increased income taxes by $3.7 billion. Mazzochi has opposed multiple harmful spending plans with a strong focus on strengthening the state’s ability to address its pension crisis. She supports health care policies that expand access and lower costs and education policies that put students first.

Rep. Chris Bos (HD-51)

Rep. Chris Bos has championed taxpayer interests in the State House through his support for lower taxes. Bos cosponsored legislation to end automatic gas tax increases and prevent Illinois from moving to a graduated income tax system. He also sponsored a balanced budget amendment and legislation to implement a two-year discretionary spending freeze. Bos has supported tax credit scholarships to empower parents to find education programs that address their children’s specific learning needs. 

Rep. Martin McLaughlin (HD-52)

Rep. Martin McLaughlin has been a consistent voice for fiscal responsibility, cosponsoring balanced budget amendment legislation and a bill to freeze discretionary spending for two years. In the House and as a local mayor before that, he has been a leader in fighting to lower property taxes. McLaughlin has also supported several bills to expand the tax credit scholarship program to increase education freedom.

Jack Vrett (HD-53)

Jack Vrett is running for the State House on a platform of lower taxes, including opposition to gas tax increases, pension and school funding reforms, and regulatory reforms to eliminate unnecessary and burdensome regulations. Vrett will also work to expand access to higher quality health care at affordable prices by supporting reforms to increase access to medical facilities and health care professionals.

Michele Hunter (HD-54)

Michele Hunter believes that parents need greater control of their children’s education, and there needs to be more transparency to give parents more information about what happens in schools and what is being taught. She supports tax credit scholarships to expand education freedom. Hunter’s campaign has also focused on state spending and the need for greater fiscal responsibility by eliminating waste and abuse and solving the state pension crisis.

Connie Cain (HD-66)

Connie Cain worked as a private citizen to oppose the 2020 ballot initiative to shift to a graduated tax system. Her fight for lower taxes will continue in the State House. Her experience as a certified public accountant is needed in the General Assembly, and it has prepared her to expose and oppose wasteful spending and harmful budgets and advance much-needed pension reforms. Cain will also support policies that promote jobs and opportunities.

Rep. Jackie Haas (HD-79)

Rep. Jackie Haas focuses on fiscal responsibility and promoting job growth to Springfield. She is a champion for Illinois taxpayers by cosponsoring legislation to prevent a graduated income tax and a retirement tax. Haas has a proven record of removing government barriers to quality health care and education.

Rep. Keith Wheeler (HD-83)

Rep. Keith Wheeler has been a champion for regulatory reform during his tenure in the House. He sponsored legislation that eliminated hundreds of state agency regulations. He has been a champion for taxpayers by helping lead the effort to stop the graduated tax constitutional amendment. Wheeler has also supported several bills to expand the tax credit scholarship program to increase education freedom across Illinois.

Scott Preston (HD-91)

Scott Preston has expressed support for responsible, balanced budgets to protect the hard-earned tax dollars of Illinois workers and seniors. He knows they are being crushed by inflation, which is largely driven by out-of-control government spending. His record as a member of the Normal Town Council demonstrates his willingness to make tough votes on behalf of fiscal responsibility.

Michelle Smith (HD-97)

Michelle Smith understands that Illinois taxpayers need relief and lower taxes, especially property taxes, which will be a strong focus of her efforts when elected to the State House. She is equally passionate about reining in spending and getting the state pension system under control. Smith believes in putting the taxpayers’ interests ahead of the special interests.

Rep. Amy Elik (HD-111)

Rep. Amy Elik understands the threat that out-of-control spending poses to our state, not just as a driver of inflation but as a threat to our long-term economic prosperity. In the State House, Elik is the lead sponsor of the balanced budget amendment to control state spending. She also opposed moving to a graduated income tax system, new excise taxes, and gas tax increases.

Rep. Sandy Hamilton (HD – 48)

Appointed in late 2021, Rep. Sandy Hamilton has been a leader on fiscal, education, and health care issues. In her short time in office, Hamilton has been highly active in promoting tax relief for Illinois residents. She cosponsored resolutions in opposition to progressive income and retirement taxes. Hamilton has been critical of Gov. Pritzker’s ballooning budget proposals and wants to prioritize spending on core government services such as education, public safety, and protecting our most vulnerable.

ABOUT AFP ACTION

AFP Action is a 527 political action committee focused on electing candidates who will drive policy change and facilitate the building of broad policy coalitions that remove barriers to opportunity and help people improve their lives. The organization has a strong, permanent grassroots presence, including highly motivated activists who volunteer during the election season by making telephone calls and knocking on doors in support of policy champions.

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AFP Action-NM Endorses Robert Moss for State House 

ALBUQUERQUE, NM –Americans for Prosperity Action-New Mexico (AFP Action-NM) today announced it has endorsed Robert Moss in his bid to represent New Mexico’s 68th State House District.

Moss earned the endorsement of AFP Action-NM through his support for principled policy solutions that seek to increase opportunity for every New Mexican. AFP-NM will leverage the full weight of its grassroots activists, among other tactics, to urge voters to elect this strong community leader in November.

AFP Action-NM Senior Advisor Burly Cain released the following statement on the endorsement:

“Robert Moss is a policy champion for everyday New Mexicans. The dedication, passion, and innovation Moss will bring to the legislature is an asset to our state. From increasing educational opportunities for every student to cutting burdensome and unnecessary regulations, Moss has the talent and experience to achieve real concrete legislative wins at the Capitol. We look forward to working with Moss upon his election to the legislature.”

BACKGROUND

Robert Moss (HD-68) 

Robert Moss is a business owner, entrepreneur, and attorney with strong ties to the community. In the legislature, Moss will work to expand access to high-quality and affordable health care by reforming occupation licensing and scope of practice laws, and expanding direct primary care to meet patients’ primary needs. Moss will also support efforts to give parents greater control to enroll their children in education programs that address individual learning needs, such as education savings accounts. 

Americans for Prosperity Action-Nevada Endorses Mark Robertson for Congress

LAS VEGAS, NV – Americans for Prosperity Action-Nevada (AFP Action-NV) today endorsed Mark Robertson in his bid to represent the people of Nevada’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

AFP Action-NV will leverage a wide range of tactics, including the country’s largest grassroots outreach and mobilization, a full-time dedicated staff, and trained volunteers to educate and mobilize voters to support Robertson’s campaign.

AFP Action-NV Senior Advisor Ronnie Najarro released the following statement on the endorsement:

“A veteran and small business owner, Mark Robertson understands the challenges facing Nevadans and knows how to make a real impact in Congress. When elected, Robertson will fight against inflation by championing fiscal responsibility to control reckless government spending that has contributed to record-high inflation. Nevadans across the 1st Congressional District are tired of spending more and getting less – we need leaders that will address the root causes of the current economic downturn. Robertson is a decorated veteran who retired as a Colonel in the US Army Reserves and served our country in the Pentagon as a senior advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He understands the challenges facing our nation’s veterans and will work to expand health care options and choice.

BACKGROUND:

During the 2020 election cycle, AFP Action supported candidates nationwide with more than 8.5 million telephone calls, 1.5 million door knocks, and more than 49 million pieces of mail. AFP Action has unmatched direct voter outreach capability that is supported by a world-class data operation.

AFP Action is a 527 political action committee focused on electing candidates who will drive policy change and facilitate the building of broad policy coalitions that remove barriers to opportunity and help people improve their lives. The organization has a strong, permanent grassroots presence, including highly motivated activists who volunteer during the election season by making telephone calls and knocking on doors in support of policy champions.

AFP Action Statement on Eric Schmitt’s Primary Victory

KANSAS CITY, MO – Americans for Prosperity Action Senior Advisor Jeremy Cady released the following statement on the primary election victory of AFP Action-endorsed candidate Eric Schmitt in his Senate bid: 

“Voters spoke loud and clear tonight – they want Eric Schmitt to be the next Senator of the great state of Missouri. AFP Action has put in countless hours over the past eight months and knocked on the doors of half-a-million voters to help ensure Eric Schmitt’s victory. His tested record of fighting against overregulation and government overreach and his track record as Attorney General makes him a proven leader Missouri can trust. We look forward to working alongside him in the Senate after his next win in November.” 

BACKGROUND: 

AFP-MO has made significant investments in this race to ensure Eric Schmitt’s success. Throughout the primary, AFP-MO has knocked on the doors of more than 446,000 voters and mailed 6,839,075 pieces in support of Schmitt.  

AFP-MO’s grassroots have been invested in this race for months and it’s clear that the significant investments of time, resources, and effort by AFP staff and volunteers have made a difference in this race.