AFP Action Endorses Jeff Crank for Congress

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO —Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today endorsed Jeff Crank in his bid to represent Colorado’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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 Jesse Mallory released the following statement:

“AFP Action is engaging in this race because Jeff Crank is a conservative patriot and the best candidate to serve the people of Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. 

“Crank has always put people ahead of politics and has been a relentless advocate for Colorado taxpayers. He understands that Coloradans are sick and tired of economic uncertainty and rising inflation and has the experience and depth of knowledge to enact substantive policy change in Washington, DC. 

“A true conservative, Crank will fight for fiscal restraint and American energy abundance in Congress.

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

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 are ready to knock on doors to bring voters to the polls and win support for Jeff Crank. 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 Eric Hovde for U.S. Senate

MADISON, WI – Today, Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) announced support for Eric Hovde’s bid for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin.

AFP Action is getting involved earlier than ever before in federal and state primaries to elect better candidates who are strong advocates for policies that will improve the lives of all Americans.

Megan Novak, AFP Action Senior Advisor, issued the following statement: 

“AFP Action is excited to back Eric Hovde, a candidate who will fight for economic freedom and policies that put our nation back on a path toward prosperity. As Americans struggle to make ends meet under Biden’s failing economy, career politicians like Tammy Baldwin and her support for runaway spending and inflationary policies are to blame. The economy is at the front of mind for voters this year and Eric Hovde is the leader Wisconsinites are looking for. One that puts Americans first, unleashes energy production, and fights for a more competitive economy that ensures opportunity for all.

“Wisconsinites cannot afford the Biden-Baldwin partnership any longer. That is why AFP Action is ready to put its full weight of grassroots capabilities behind Hovde, a candidate who can help lead our country forward and win.”

Background:

AFP Action has acquired the data from AFP conversations with 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 are ready to knock on doors to bring voters to the polls and win support for Eric Hovde. AFP Action will also invest in extensive mail, digital, and connected-television campaigns to lay the foundation for grassroots advocates or reinforce conversations that have already taken place. 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.

NEW ADS: AFP Action Ads Urge Montanans to Turn the Page on Tester, Support Sheehy for U.S. Senate

MISSOULA, MT – Today, AFP Action released a new seven-figure spend ad campaign highlighting Jon Tester’s lockstep voting record with Joe Biden and his failure to stand up for Montanans. In contrast, additional AFP Action ads highlight Tim Sheehy as a political outsider who will fight to secure the southern border, battle inflation, and unleash American energy abundance.

Jon Tester has spent 18 years in the Senate – and now votes with President Biden 91% of the time, proving time and again he’ll choose his party bosses over Montanans. Among other failures for the state, Tester was the deciding vote to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline in the Senate, costing the state countless well-paying jobs.

 The ads urge voters to move past Senator Tester, saying, “We must do better. Turn the page on Senator Jon Tester.”

View Ad HERE

Montanans are facing the greatest economic uncertainty since the great recession of 2008. Rising inflation has led to rising living costs, making life more and more unaffordable. Tester has spent nearly 20 years in the Senate and hasn’t delivered for Big Sky Country. In contrast, Sheehy is a decorated veteran and creator of thousands of jobs in the state. Montana deserves a senator as independent as the state – and a political outsider like Tim Sheehy is the best candidate to defeat Jon Tester this November.

View Ad HERE.

AFP Action Senior Advisor Jesse Ramos released the following statement:

“These ads signify AFP Action’s dedication to defeating Senator Tester this November – Tester has been a rubber stamp for his party bosses for too long. It’s time for Montana to turn the page on Tester like he’s turned his back on us time and again. Montana can’t afford six more years of the disastrous Tester-Biden agenda.

“That’s why AFP Action is backing conservative outsider Tim Sheehy for U.S. Senate. Sheehy will fight for Montana just like he fought or our country. His commitment to securing the border, combatting inflation, reining in spending, and tapping America’s limitless energy potential represents a new chapter for Montana and stands in stark contrast to the far-left progressive agenda that Tester has fully embraced.”

AFP Action Endorses Jeff Hurd and State Rep. Gabe Evans for Congress

DENVER, CO —Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today endorsed Jeff Hurd and State Representative Gabe Evans in their bids for the U.S. House of Representatives. Hurd is in Colorado’s 3rd congressional district, and Rep. Evans is in Colorado’s new 8th congressional district.

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 Jesse Mallory released the following statement:

“A first-time candidate who deeply understands his community, AFP Action believes Jeff Hurd to be the candidate that should take over the newly open 3rd congressional district. Hurd acknowledges the need to combat inflation and cost-of-living increases in Colorado and emphasizes the need for a secure southern border with increased technology, infrastructure, and boots on the ground.

Representative Gabe Evans has a track record of serving his community – whether in the State House or as a former police officer. Coloradans are facing rate increase upon tax increase – and Rep. Evans has vowed to be an advocate in Congress to reign in Washington’s reckless spending and stop the attempts to stifle the American energy industry. Rep. Evans is the best candidate to defeat Yadira Caraveo in a general election.

“AFP Action’s strong grassroots organization throughout the state will be focused on making Jeff Hurd and Rep. Gabe Evans Colorado’s newest congressmen come November.”

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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ICYMI: AFP Action Senior Advisor Urges Granite Staters to Back Haley

New Hampshire Advantage Depends on Turning the Page on Biden and Trump

Manchester, New Hampshire—On Sunday, Americans for Prosperity Action Senior Advisor Greg Moore penned an opinion piece in the New Hampshire Union Leader urging Granite Staters to back Nikki Haley in the much-anticipated New Hampshire Primary.

In the piece, Moore makes the case that Haley not only can beat President Joe Biden, but also will give down-ballot candidates the boost they need to preserve and expand a state policy majority in New Hampshire that prioritizes economic opportunity and expands personal freedom.

“In 2024, New Hampshire Republicans are again in a position to win big in November—provided they learn from 2022 (and 2020 and 2016). History shows that New Hampshire voters don’t like Donald Trump and they’ll punish the party that embraces him.

“Trump lost New Hampshire in the general election in both 2016 and 2020. Trump-aligned candidates lost in 2022. Another loss like that in 2024, and the tiny Republican majority in the N.H. House is in jeopardy. The Senate and the governor’s office are at risk too.

“New Hampshire Democrats would like nothing more than to see a 2024 election with Sununu off the ballot and Trump on it. Sununu has already said he’s not running for re-election. Democrats have half of their dream Republican ballot. Why give them the other half?

“In the presidential primary on January 23, Republican and independent voters could choose the candidate Democrats most want to see at the top of the GOP ticket. Or they could choose the one they most fear: Nikki Haley.”

Moore enumerates the list of top priorities that are within reach if Granite Staters write a new chapter by nominating Haley:

  • Ending runaway federal spending
  • Restoring order at the border
  • Controlling inflation
  • Reviving the American economy
  • Expanding school choice in New Hampshire
  • Keeping New Hampshire income-tax-free
  • Maintaining the state’s pro-growth tax cuts

“Granite Staters have a lot at stake in the next election. Nikki Haley gives Republicans and right-of-center independents the best odds of winning. Without her at the top of the ticket, Republicans’ most important priorities are at risk. Republicans have taken enough risky gambles lately. It’s time to back a winner. It’s time to back Nikki Haley.”

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Read the full opinion piece here.

Nikki Haley Again Shows Voters Why She’ll Crush Biden in 2024

 No Stronger Choice than Haley if Republicans Want to Win Back Washington

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity Action Senior Advisor Emily Seidel made the following statement after tonight’s Republican presidential debate:

“Nikki Haley showed voters tonight why she is hands down the strongest candidate Republicans could put up against Joe Biden in November. She crushes Biden by double digits in a head-to-head matchup and beats him in the critical swing states that Trump lost. Nikki is a conservative fighter with a bold vision to turn our country around. She is the only candidate in the race who would boost Republicans up and down the ballot, and deliver an election that sweeps strong leaders into the House and Senate to address our country’s biggest challenges. 

“Republicans cannot afford to gamble with our country’s future and risk another four years of Biden. If Republicans want to take back the White House, get our country back on the path to prosperity, and win again, there is no stronger choice than Nikki Haley.”

Since endorsing Haley for President, AFP Action has reached out to more than 750,000 voters and is putting to use the knowledge acquired from interviews with more than 6 million Republican primary voters through the summer and fall of 2023 to build support for Nikki Haley. The energy and enthusiasm AFP Action is hearing at the doors has translated into clear momentum for Haley in the polls.

Click HERE for AFP Action’s recent polling showing Haley has closed a 14 point gap and is now statistically tied with Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup in New Hampshire.

Click HERE for Wall Street Journal polling showing Haley beating Biden by 17 points in a general election matchup.

Click HERE to read AFP Action’s memo endorsing Haley for President.

Click HERE for AFP Action’s policy one-pager and HERE for AFP Action’s latest polling data showing her path to both the nomination and the White House. 

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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Nikki Haley Proved Again Why She’s the Best Choice By Far to Take On Biden

Haley on Debate Stage Delivers the Bold, New Leadership We Need 

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity ActionSenior Advisor Emily Seidel made the following statement after tonight’s Republican presidential debate:

“The more voters learn, the more Nikki Haley wins supporters and that’s exactly what we saw tonight. Haley is hands down the strongest candidate to turn the page on the past and beat Joe Biden in November. When we announced our decision to endorse Haley for President of the United States, AFP Action wasted no time getting out the word about her transformative vision for taking on our country’s greatest challenges. We’ve reached out to 118,000 voters in the last week alone—and we’re just getting started. AFP Action is proud our grassroots movement can help Nikki Haley win the nomination and write a new chapter that empowers every American.”

Click HERE to read AFP Action’s memo endorsing Haley for President.

Click HERE to read AFP Action’s policy one-pager. Click HERE to read AFP Action’s latest polling data showing her path to both the nomination and the White House.