AFP Action Congratulates Riley Moore on Primary Victory 

CHARLESTON, W. Va.—Americans for Prosperity Action congratulated State Treasurer Riley Moore for winning the Republican nomination in Tuesday’s West Virginia Primary for the Second Congressional District. 

“Last year, we told Americans that we were going to be getting into more primaries, more often, because candidate quality matters. Riley Moore’s victory tonight ensures that voters in West Virginia’s Second Congressional District will be sending a principled leader to Washington in November. We look forward to continuing our support for Riley Moore through November and in his future endeavors,” said AFP Action Senior Advisor Jason Huffman

“The 2024 election will be a pivotal point for America’s future. Instead of sending politicians to Washington who will go along to get along, we need bold leaders who are not afraid to stand up to the status quo and have a proven record of fighting, and winning, for West Virginia values. Riley Moore is that kind of leader and we look forward to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Huffman.

Americans for Prosperity Action Announces First Slate of Legislative Endorsements for 2024 Republican Primary 

Nashville, TN — Today, Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) announced endorsements for one Tennessee Senate candidate and six Tennessee House of Representatives candidates for the primary elections on August 1, 2024.  

AFP Action Senior Advisor for Tennessee Tori Venable released the following statement: 

“We are thrilled to announce our support for these policy champions. There are several open seats in the state legislature, and we are ready to hit the ground running to help Tennesseans get to know newcomers who’ve earned our endorsement. These policy champions will undoubtedly deliver lower taxes, better education, and more liberty for hard-working Tennesseans. Our support is carefully placed behind principled leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to making our state a freer and more prosperous place where families can succeed. 

“We plan to put the full weight of our grassroots efforts behind each of our policy champions. Their voices are needed for the Volunteer state at a time when inflation is at its highest, and we are confident that they will be a great addition to the General Assembly.” 

AFP Action Endorsed Candidates:   

SD 04 State Sen. Jon Lundberg 

As chair of the Senate Education Committee, Sen. Lundberg has been crucial to advancing educational reforms and public-school choice. Beyond his support for school choice, he is a positive voice for the free-market, public safety and healthcare; he supported key reforms to victims’ restitution and certificate-of-need (CON).

HD 20 Jason Emert 

Emert, a reserve office with the U.S. Air Force and member of the Tennessee Air National Guard. His platform recognizes the need to end the healthcare monopoly by repealing CON, supports the advancement of statewide universal school choice, and supports ending occupational licensing. 

HD 33 State Rep. John Ragan 

Rep. Ragan is a policy leader on education issues, supporting reforms to expand educational opportunities through school choice and the pilot ESA program. He is a trusted voice on efforts to reform civil asset forfeiture and plays an important role in maintaining a policy coalition, and he has been a key vote on legislation eliminating CON requirements. He also serves as chairman of the Government Operations committee – where he provides oversight on regulations and licensing boards through a limited government perspective.

HD 64 State Rep. Scott Cepicky 

Rep. Cepicky is a vital voice and a critical leader on educational issues. As the chair of the Education Instruction Subcommittee, he has worked diligently to expand educational opportunities, including universal ESAs. Additionally, he has sponsored legislation aimed at ensuring public safety, maintaining a functioning justice system, and implementing key tax cuts. He is one of the few members to reject the practice of corporate welfare, with government picking winners and losers in business.

HD 65 Lee Reeves 

Reeves, a Williamson County resident, supports school choice, personal option health care reforms, and tax cuts. He is expected to be an active voice supporting reforms that push back against the administrative state, ensure job creation, reduce regulatory burdens, and lower tax rates. Additionally, he is passionate about education reform and poised to be a vital partner in efforts to expand educational opportunities.

HD 68 Aron Maberry 

Currently serving as a Montgomery County school board member with ties to the homeschool community, Maberry is expected to play a crucial role in efforts to expand educational opportunities.

HD 73 State Rep. Chris Todd 

Rep. Todd has been a key leader pushing for more transparency in government. His efforts lead to the creation of a legislative dashboard, giving the public access to amendments before they are voted on. He has played a vital role in persuading other lawmakers to support expanding educational opportunities and co-sponsored legislation to eliminate CON requirements. Rep. Todd sponsored bills to cut taxes and is a leading voice for right-to-work. 

AFP Action Shows How Bernie Moreno Will Fight for Ohioans in New Ads 

New ads demonstrate Moreno’s strength as a self-made man 

Columbus, OH – Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) has launched a new $1 million campaign in the Buckeye State demonstrating how Bernie Moreno will fight to bring down costs, grow jobs, and secure the border to protect Americans.  

Meanwhile, poll after poll continues to show the president’s favorability near rock bottom as Americans struggle with the higher costs of everyday life. As the Biden administration’s policies prove disastrous, Sen. Sherrod Brown is doubling down on his support for Biden’s reckless agenda. This needs to change. 

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

“Bernie Moreno is exactly what Ohio, and our country, needs. He’s not a typical politician who cares about the status quo – he is a self-made entrepreneur who understands Americans’ struggles through and through. He has the experience, grit, and integrity needed to fight for lowering costs and growing jobs in the Buckeye State.  

“Securing the border is also top of his list. Moreno won’t back down, and he is here to fight for the safety and prosperity for all Americans. It’s time for a new perspective in the Senate to deliver real results to the American people.” 

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Americans for Prosperity Action Announces Endorsement for IN-06  

Indianapolis, IN – Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action), today, announced its endorsement of Mike Speedy for the District 06 House of Representatives seat.  

AFP Action Senior Advisor for Indiana, Josh Webb, released the following statement:     

“We are excited to announce our endorsement of Mike Speedy for U.S. Congress. As a responsible and pragmatic lawmaker at the state level, Speedy has consistently advocated for initiatives aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of his constituents.   

“At a time when inflation is at its highest, his unwavering dedication to ensuring fiscal responsibility, including cosponsoring legislation to cut taxes and supporting spending cuts, underscores his commitment to creating an economy conducive to innovation and prosperity for all Hoosiers. Furthermore, Speedy places a high priority keeping markets free and fair for American workers and consumers. He has also demonstrated a positive vision for immigration reform, focusing on border security to ensure the safety of all Americans.   

“AFP Action recognizes the significance of endorsing candidates who align with our vision of a society where individuals can thrive and succeed. Mike Speedy embodies these values, and we are confident that his ongoing service will contribute to the advancement of policies that empower all residents of Indiana and promote economic growth nationwide.”  

BACKGROUND:  

AFP Action has acquired the data from outreach to 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 is ready to knock on doors to bring voters to the polls and win support for Mike Speedy. 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. 

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AFP Action Endorses Rafael Arroyo for State Legislature

Rafael Arroyo (AD-41) earns the endorsement of grassroots organization

LAS VEGAS, NV —Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today endorsed Rafael Arroyo in his bid to represent the 41st District of the Nevada State Assembly. 

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 Ronnie Najarro released the following statement:

 “A small business owner, Rafael Arroyo understands the impact of rising inflation and high living costs on Nevada families. Arroyo knows the importance of a thriving, bottom-up economy – and will be a fiscally responsible voice to help bring down the rising cost of living in the Battle Born State.

“The status quo is not working for Las Vegas, and new leadership is needed in Carson City now more than ever.

“AFP Action’s strong grassroots organization throughout the state will be focused on making Rafael Arroyo Nevada’s newest legislator come November.”

Americans for Prosperity Action Endorses Bernie Moreno for U.S. Senate, Derek Merrin and Kevin Coughlin for U.S. House of Representatives  

Columbus, OH – Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action), today, announced its support for Bernie Moreno’s bid for the U.S. Senate. AFP Action also announced endorsements for Derek Merrin for the District 09 House of Representatives seat and Kevin Coughlin for the District 13 House of Representatives seat. 

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

“We are thrilled to announce endorsements for the upcoming U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives general elections. Each of these leaders has the potential to shape Ohio’s political landscape in momentous ways.  

“At a time when inflation is at an all-time high, AFP Action is excited to back Bernie Moreno, who has both the business experience and leadership necessary to improve the lives of all Ohioans. He is a champion of fiscal stewardship and understands the nuances of the tax code to help slash unnecessary taxes. He knows the arduous consequences of ‘Bidenomics’ first-hand, and he is committed to implementing policies that will encourage economic growth.   

“As State Representative, Derek Merrin has proven that he is an active leader working to advance tax reforms, specifically eliminating the income tax and reforming property tax. His voting records clearly demonstrate his commitment to advancing economic solutions that will get government out of the way for all Ohioans.

“As former State Senator, Kevin Coughlin knows what it takes to keep our nation safe and economically sound. He is clear in his desire to be a fiscal leader, supporting key economic policy reforms including balanced budgets, entitlement reforms, competitive tax rates, and fewer regulations. His pursuit for criminal justice reform and parental rights in education prove that he is prepared to help pass common sense solutions in Washington, D.C.”    

BACKGROUND:

AFP Action has acquired the data from outreach to 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 is ready to knock on doors to bring voters to the polls and win support for Bernie Moreno, Derek Merrin, and Kevin Coughlin. 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. 

Americans for Prosperity Action Endorses Jen Kiggans for VA-02     

Richmond, VA – Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action), today, announced its endorsement of Jen Kiggans for reelection for the District 02 House of Representatives seat. 

AFP Action Senior Advisor for Virginia, C.J. Sailor, released the following statement:    

“We are thrilled to endorse Jen Kiggans for reelection in U.S. Congress. As a responsible and pragmatic legislator, Kiggans has consistently championed initiatives that prioritize the well-being of her constituents. At a time when inflation is at its highest, her tireless efforts to streamline government processes, reduce unnecessary regulations, and ensure fiscal accountability showcase her commitment to creating an economy that fosters innovation and prosperity.  

“Additionally, Kiggans has been a vocal proponent of healthcare reforms that prioritize patient choice, competition, and affordability. AFP Action recognizes the importance of endorsing candidates who share our vision for a society in which individuals can flourish and prosper. Jen Kiggans embodies these principles, and we are confident that her continued service will contribute to the advancement of policies that empower individuals and foster economic growth.” 

Americans for Prosperity Action Announces Endorsement for IN-05 

Indianapolis, IN – Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action), today, announced its endorsement of Chuck Goodrich for the District 05 House of Representatives seat. 

AFP Action Senior Advisor for Indiana, Josh Webb, released the following statement:    

“We are thrilled to endorse Chuck Goodrich for U.S. Congress. As a responsible and pragmatic state legislator, Goodrich has consistently championed initiatives that prioritize the well-being of his constituents. At a time when inflation is at its highest, his tireless efforts to reduce unnecessary regulations and ensure fiscal accountability showcase his commitment to creating an economy that fosters innovation and prosperity.  

“Additionally, Goodrich prioritizes securing the border to ensure the safety of all Americans. AFP Action recognizes the importance of endorsing candidates who share our vision for a society in which individuals can flourish and prosper. Chuck Goodrich embodies these principles, and we are confident that his continued service will contribute to the advancement of policies that empower all Hoosiers and foster economic growth in America.” 

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 Congratulates Newly Elected, Re-Elected Texas State Lawmakers

AUSTIN, Texas – Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP-Action) today congratulated the newly elected and re-elected state lawmakers who earned the support of the grassroots organization: Rep. Dustin Burrows (HD-83), Rep. John Lujan (HD-118), Rep. Andrew Murr (HD-53), Mano DeAyala (HD-133), Caroline Harris (HD-52), Carrie Isaac (HD-73), Janie Lopez (HD-37), Kronda Thimesch (HD-65), and Ellen Troxclair (HD-19).

The grassroots group made nearly 70,000 door knocks and phone calls on behalf of these candidates. These efforts were layered with direct-mail and digital advertisements.

AFP Action Advisor Sam Sheetz issued the following statement:

“Our activists congratulate these candidates on their respective victories. We’re proud to have played a role in supporting principled leaders committed to breaking down barriers to success by supporting strong fiscal policies to keep more money in Texans’ pockets, advancing commonsense health care solutions, and increasing educational opportunities for every student. We look forward to seeing these candidates institute positive policy reforms in the Texas legislature.”

Background:

Americans For Prosperity Action-Texas Endorses New Wave of State Legislative Candidates, 8/29/22

Americans for Prosperity Action Endorses Second Wave of Texas State Legislative Candidates, 2/07/22

AFP Action Announces First Wave of Texas State Legislative Candidate Endorsements, 1/21/22