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. 

Nikki Haley: A Proven Leader Who Will Deliver on Her Promises and Restore the American Dream

AFP Action announces new multimillion dollar ad buy “We Must Do Better” 

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity Action announced today in an organization-wide memo that it is proud to be throwing the full weight and scope of its grassroots operation behind Nikki Haley to help her become the next President of the United States. That effort will begin with a multimillion dollar ad campaign launching this week in all early and several Super Tuesday states calling on Americans to unite behind Haley’s positive vision to turn the page on today’s broken politics and move our country forward.   

The ad, titled “We Must Do Better,” highlights the serious nature of America’s challenges and argues in order to fix what’s broken the country must look to new leadership. Joe Biden and Donald Trump had their chance. Significant majorities of both Parties want to move on. Nikki Haley is that bold, new leader who will deliver on her promises and restore the American dream.   

WATCH: “We Must Do Better”

Emily Seidel, Senior Advisor to AFP Action, said:  

“As a true grassroots organization, we talk with Americans every day about their concerns for the future, frustration with our political system, and how we can get our country back on the right track. Their message to us is clear: Washington is broken and we must do better. We agree. When we announced our decision to engage in our first ever Republican presidential primary, we made it clear that we’d be looking for a candidate who can turn the page on our political dysfunction – and win. It’s clear that candidate is Nikki Haley. We can’t keep looking to the politicians of the past to fix the problems of today. Nikki Haley represents a new generation of leadership and offers a bold, positive vision for our future. AFP Action is proud to be endorsing her and we will be doing everything we can to help make her the next President of the United States.” 

To date this year, Americans for Prosperity has communicated with more than 6 million potential Republican primary voters in key early states to understand what issues matter most to them and what they are looking for in candidates up and down the ballot. AFP Action has acquired this data and will begin putting it to use to support its endorsed candidates. 

Last year, 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.  

Click HERE to read AFP Action’s memo endorsing Haley for President and HERE to read AFP Action’s latest polling data showing her path to both the nomination and the White House. 

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 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.