AFP Action Endorses Rob Bresnahan’s Bid to Unseat Rep. Matt Cartwright

Scranton, Pennsylvania—Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today announced its support for Rob Bresnahan’s bid to represent Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District in Congress.

Owner of a local construction business, Bresnahan is prepared to advocate for policies that make it easier to start and grow businesses in the Keystone State, including cutting unnecessary red tape, keeping taxes low, unleashing domestic energy, and ending wasteful government spending that drives up inflation.

This is the fourth endorsement the grassroots super PAC has made in Pennsylvania for the 2024 election cycle. In 2023, AFP Action endorsed Pennsylvania State Reps. Ryan Mackenzie and Rob Mercuri for U.S. House and businessman Dave McCormick for U.S. Senate.

After announcing the latest endorsement, AFP Action Senior Advisor Ashley Klingensmith gave the following statement:

“For too long, Pennsylvanians have had lackluster representation in Congress. Instead of listening to constituents’ top priorities, Representatives like Matt Cartwright have advanced an agenda that grows government, grows the national debt, and grows onerous regulations that depress the economy. It’s time for new leadership in Congress and Rob Bresnahan will be part of a new generation of lawmakers in the Pennsylvania delegation that will turn the page on the status quo in Washington.”

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Americans for Prosperity Action Backs Arizona Fiscal Champions for Congress

Representative David Schweikert and Arizona Speaker of the House Ben Toma Earn early support from Grassroots Super PAC

Phoenix, Arizona—Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today endorsed Arizona Speaker of the House Ben Toma (HD-27) and Representative David Schweikert (AZ-01) for U.S. House of Representatives.

The endorsements come as AFP Action prepares for a record-breaking 2024 election with the promise to engage earlier and more often—especially in primaries.

To that end, AFP Action endorsed Arizona Speaker of the House Ben Toma to run for Arizona’s eighth congressional district, which will be left open by Representative Debbie Lesko, who will retire at the end of the 118th Congress.

In Arizona’s first district, AFP Action backed incumbent Representative David Schweikert, a reliable fiscal conservative dedicated to getting the national debt under control and cutting government spending.

AFP Action Senior Advisor Stephen Shadegg gave the following statement after the announcement:

“Arizona taxpayers have had a great champion in Speaker Ben Toma. He has truly looked out for them and proven that he is an outstanding steward of taxpayer funds and a skilled negotiator as well as a tireless fighter. Thanks to him, Arizona passed the lowest flat tax in the country. In addition to scoring this win for taxpayers, Toma also shepherded legislation that created Arizona’s universal education savings accounts through the legislature. It’s time for Arizonans to promote him.

“Over ten years of serving Arizona’s first congressional district, Rep. David Schweikert has proven that he is a stalwart champion on issues related to cutting spending, keeping taxes low, and sounding the alarm about the national security threat that is our National Debt. Arizonans need him to stay where he is and continue fighting to keep Washington accountable to taxpayers.

“AFP Action is proud to endorse these candidates and ensure that they make it to Washington. Through our unrivalled network of grassroots activists, we will be pounding the pavement, dialing the phones, and spreading the word about both Rep. Schwikert and Speaker Toma.”

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AFP Action Endorses Pat Harrigan Bid for Congress

Raleigh, North Carolina—Americans for Prosperity Action today endorsed Pat Harrigan’s bid to represent North Carolina’s tenth congressional district.

The former Green Beret and local businessman earned AFP Action’s endorsement for his thoughtful approach to our nation’s fiscal and budgetary policies, commitment to lowering taxes, cutting red tape, and his genuine interest in addressing the substandard care given to veterans who have served our country.  

AFP Action Senior Advisor Tyler Voigt gave the following statement after announcing the grassroots super PAC’s endorsement of Harrigan:

“Representative McHenry is leaving big shoes to fill with his retirement. Fortunately, Pat Harrigan is ready and willing to take on the job of representing the people of North Carolina’s 10th congressional district. As a veteran and a self-made businessman, he has the right perspective to take on Washington’s problems. He knows that heavy-handed government has made it harder to start and grow businesses, made life more expensive, and completely neglected veterans who deserve the care they were promised.

“AFP Action’s activists are ready to send a candidate committed to advancing principled policies to Washington so that Congress can get to work solving problems for the American people.”

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Americans for Prosperity Action Announces Endorsement for Florida’s House District 35 Special Election    

Americans for Prosperity Action – Florida endorses Erika Booth for HD-35 

Orlando, FL — Today, Americans for Prosperity Action Florida (AFP Action-FL) announced its endorsement of Erika Booth in House District 35, which is a special election to fill out the remainder of former state Representative Frank Hawkins term.

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

“Erika Booth’s values on economic progress and reforming healthcare will benefit residents of House District 35. Her proven record from serving on the Osceola County School Board and as a public-school teacher gives her a unique understanding of the ways our education system can be reformed to give opportunities that fit each learner’s individual needs. 

“Our boots on the ground activists and staff are ready to knock on doors and connect with voters in House District 35 to share why we believe Erika Booth is the best candidate. Last election cycle we were successful in 38 out of the 41 races we engaged in, and we have no doubt our grassroots muscle will have success in House District 35 on November 7, 2023.”

Utilizing its vast grassroots capability, AFP Action-FL will educate and mobilize voters in support of Booth as the best candidate to win the November 7, 2023 primary and January 16, 2024 general election.  

Americans for Prosperity Action Announces Endorsement for WV-02   

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action), today, announced its endorsement in the Republican primary for the second congressional district. For the open District 2 House of Representatives seat, AFP Action endorses State Treasurer Riley Moore.  

AFP Action senior advisor for West Virginia, Jason Huffman, provided the following quote on the announcement:

“AFP Action is getting involved earlier than ever before in elections to ensure we choose strong candidates who will boldly advocate for policies that are proven to improve the lives of all West Virginians. Riley Moore is a principled leader who isn’t afraid to stand up to the status quo. He is committed to making West Virginia a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

“His advocacy for energy independence, as well as his continued fight for educational freedom shows he is willing to step up to the plate for West Virginians. Now, we need his leadership in Washington D.C. to help pass common sense solutions that expand freedom and opportunity for all Americans.” 

To date this year, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has already reached out to over 4.3 million potential Republican primary voters in key battleground states to understand what issues matter most to them and what they are looking for in candidates for state and federal office next year. AFP-Action will acquire this data to bring new voters into the primary process. 

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.

Background on AFP Action Endorsement:

State Treasurer Riley Moore is committed to fighting for common-sense solutions to create opportunity for all Americans. His advocacy for energy independence, as well as his leadership on behalf of individual choice and freedom, have proven that he will boldly advocate for policies that will improve the lives of West Virginians.

Americans for Prosperity Action  Announces Endorsement for OH-09    

COLUMBUS, OH – Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action), today, announced its endorsement in the Republican primary for the ninth congressional district. For the District 9 House of Representatives seat, AFP Action endorses former State Rep. Craig Riedel.    

AFP Action senior advisor for Ohio, Donovan O’Neil, provided the following quote on the announcement:

 “AFP Action is confident that Craig Riedel will demonstrate the principled leadership necessary to improve the lives of all Ohioans. He is a proven champion of fiscal stewardship, supporting income tax reductions, opposing the gas tax, and supporting transparency and oversight in property taxes.

“As State Representative, he empowered parents to choose the best schooling options for their children. His fight for the expansion of educational opportunities proves that he is prepared to help pass common sense solutions in Washington, D.C., and his exemplified leadership is necessary to expand freedom and opportunity for all Americans.”  

To date this year, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has already reached out to over 4.3 million potential Republican primary voters in key battleground states to understand what issues matter most to them and what they are looking for in candidates for state and federal office next year. AFP-Action will acquire this data to bring new voters into the primary process. 

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.

Background on AFP Action Endorsement:

Former State Representative Riedel is a champion of financial stewardship, supporting income tax reductions, opposing the gas tax, and supporting transparency and oversight in property taxes. In addition to his proven fiscal work, his fight for the expansion of educational opportunities demonstrates that his leadership is necessary to amplify freedom and opportunity for all Ohioans.  

  

AFP Action Backs Tom Barrett for U.S. Congress

Lansing, Michigan—Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today threw its support behind former Michigan State Senator Tom Barrett’s bid to represent Michigan’s 7th Congressional District.

Barrett is one of five House candidates the Super PAC endorsed this week. The other candidates include: Ohio State Representative Craig Reidel (OH-09), Pennsylvania State Representative Ryan Mackenzie (PA-07), West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore (WV-02), and Pennsylvania State Representative Rob Mercuri (PA-17).

The endorsements come as AFP Action ramps up to engage in more races—including primaries—than ever before in the lead-up to the 2024 general election.

After the announcement, Annie Patnaude, senior advisor to AFP Action in Michigan, gave the following statement:

“Now, more than ever Michiganders need voices like Tom’s standing up for them in Washington. Michiganders know that it’s wasteful spending and ever-growing agency regulations that have made life unaffordable—and it starts in Washington.

“Barrett will be a key reinforcement for other Michigan champions, like Rep. John James, who we also endorsed earlier this year.”

AFP-Action Director Nathan Nascimento also gave the following statement:

“Our grassroots activists have an impressive track record of helping elect principled champions to office. What we’ve learned over decades of activism is that when we get involved early, our candidates are more likely to succeed in the general election.

“Barrett’s race to flip the seat previously held by Rep. Elissa Slotkin is a critical race for building and maintaining a policy majority in Congress and our grassroots are ready to get involved and make a difference in this race.”

To date this year, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has reached out to over 4.3 million potential Republican primary voters in key battleground states to understand what issues matter most to them and what they are looking for in candidates for state and federal office next year. AFP Action will acquire this data to bring new voters into the primary process.

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.

BACKGROUND

As a former state senator, Tom Barrett championed Michigan taxpayers and worked hard for those seeking upward mobility. He has a proven record for voting for commonsense policies that control government spending, promote economic growth, and create opportunities for new and better-paying jobs. He’s also worked to eliminate government rules and regulations that impose unnecessary burdens on businesses trying to provide jobs and contribute to their communities.

AFP Action Targets Two PA Swing Seats in Latest House Endorsements

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania—Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today threw its support behind State Representative Rob Mercuri (LD-28) and State Representative Ryan Mackenzie (LD-187) in their bid to flip two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mercuri is running for the 17th Congressional District in Allegheny County, currently represented by freshman Rep. Chris Deluzio and Mackenzie is running for the 7th District in the Lehigh Valley, currently held by Democratic incumbent Rep. Susan Wild.

This election cycle, AFP Action is getting involved in races earlier than ever to ensure that strong policy champions are on the ballot in November. These two endorsements are part of a second wave of Congressional endorsements from AFP Action which also includes State Representative Craig Reidel in Ohio, former State Senator Tom Barrett in Michigan, and State Treasurer Riley Moore in West Virginia.

AFP Action senior advisor for Pennsylvania, Ashley Klingensmith gave the following after the announcement:

“Rob and Ryan have been reliable voices in Harrisburg, championing the policy solutions to our most pressing issues. It’s time for them to take those solutions to the next level and give Pennsylvanians the principled representation they sorely need in Washington. We’re excited to back these two outstanding candidates to ensure that Pennsylvanians in greater Pittsburgh and the greater Lehigh Valley have quality choices in next year’s general election.”

Nathan Nascimento, AFP Action Director issued the following statement:

“Earlier this year, AFP Action promised to get involved in more primaries and more races than ever before, because our nation is at a crossroads and we need to elect strong candidates to get our country back on track.

“Between backing Mackenzie and Mercuri in their primary elections, and throwing our support behind Dave McCormick for Senate, AFP Action is ensuring the Keystone State has the best possible choices next November.”

To date this year, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has already reached out to over 4.3 million potential Republican primary voters in key battleground states to understand what issues matter most to them and what they are looking for in candidates for state and federal office next year. AFP-Action will acquire this data to bring new voters into the primary process.

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.

Background on AFP-Action Endorsements:

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (PA-187)

As Republican Chair of the House Labor and Industry Committee, State Rep. Mackenzie has fought back against job-killing legislation and threats to small businesses while championing worker freedom and job creators when it comes to regulatory reform, taxes, and health care. In his tweleve years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, he’s been a reliable steward of taxpayer dollars and regularly champions legislation that would put important guardrails on government spending. Last year, Mackenzie was one of only 13 state representatives to earn an “A” on Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania’s annual voting scorecard.

State Rep. Rob Mercuri (PA-28)

State Rep. Rob Mercuri has applied his knowledge of banking and finance and first-hand experience as a small-business owner to champion important regulatory and fiscal issues in Harrisburg. As soon as he was sworn into office he made every vote count by voting for reduced government spending, simpler tax codes, and more abundant domestic energy production.

Americans for Prosperity Action Announces New Endorsements in 2024 House Races

Arlington, VA – Today, Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) announced a new wave of endorsements across key races for the U.S. House of Representatives.

AFP Action will support former Ohio State Representative Craig Riedel (OH-09), Pennsylvania State Representative Ryan Mackenzie (PA-07), former Michigan State Senator Tom Barrett (MI-07), West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore (WV-02), and Pennsylvania State Representative Rob Mercuri (PA-17) for seats in the U.S. Congress.

The early endorsements signal AFP Action’s willingness to back these candidates in primaries to ensure that voters have quality choices on the ballot in the 2024 general election.

AFP Action Director Nathan Nascimento said:

“Electing strong candidates to Congress is critical to advancing good policies that will improve the lives of all Americans. AFP Action is mobilizing our grassroots network from coast to coast to help the strongest candidates win their 2024 primaries – and go on to win in the general election. AFP Action is proud to back these policy champions in their House races to help provide the new leadership and fresh ideas our country needs to move forward.”

AFP Action is getting involved in the upcoming election cycle earlier than ever to elect better candidates who are strong advocates for policies that will improve the lives of all Americans. AFP Action announced its first wave of U.S. House endorsements and U.S. Senate endorsements this summer.

To date this year, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has already reached out to 4.3 million potential Republican primary voters in key battleground states to understand what issues matter most to them and what they are looking for in candidates for state and federal office next year. AFP Action will acquire this data to bring new voters into the primary process.

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.

Background on AFP Action Endorsed Candidates:

Craig Riedel (OH-09) 

Former State Representative Riedel is a champion of financial stewardship, supporting income tax reductions, opposing the gas tax, and supporting transparency and oversight in property taxes. In addition to his proven fiscal work, his fight for the expansion of educational opportunities demonstrates that his leadership is necessary to amplify freedom and opportunity for all Ohioans.  

Ryan Mackenzie (PA-07)

As Republican Chair of the House Labor and Industry Committee, State Rep. Mackenzie has fought back against job-killing legislation and threats to small businesses while championing worker freedom and job creators when it comes to regulatory reform, taxes, and health care. In his eleven years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, he’s been a reliable steward of taxpayer dollars and regularly champions legislation that would put important guardrails on government spending. Last year, Mackenzie was one of only 13 state representatives to earn an “A” on Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania’s annual voting scorecard.

Tom Barrett (MI-07)

As a former state senator, Tom Barrett championed Michigan taxpayers and worked hard for those seeking upward mobility. He has a record for voting for commonsense policies that control government spending, promote economic growth, and create opportunities for new and better-paying jobs. He’s also worked to eliminate government rules and regulations that impose unnecessary burdens on the businesses that provide jobs and contribute to their communities.

Riley Moore (WV-02)

State Treasurer Riley Moore is committed to fighting for common-sense solutions to create opportunity for all Americans. His advocacy for energy independence, as well as his leadership on behalf of individual choice and freedom, have proven that he will boldly advocate for policies that will improve the lives of West Virginians.

Rob Mercuri (PA-17)

State Representative Rob Mercuri has applied his knowledge of banking and finance to champion important regulatory and fiscal causes in Harrisburg. As soon as he was sworn into office he made every vote count by voting for reduced government spending, simpler tax codes, and more abundant domestic energy production.