News

Oct 30, 2014

The American Conservative Union says that despite Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s claim to be a “friend of small business,” her record shows otherwise. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Brownley’s ACU rating of “8” our of 100, shows she has voted with the anti-business Obama agenda 92 percent of the time, more than most House Democrats, whose overall average is “14.”

“In the short time she has been in office, Julia Brownley has consistently voted against any attempt to help small businesses cope with harmful regulations and taxes,” Schlapp said, “Brownley supported the anti-business...

Oct 30, 2014

The American Conservative Union says that despite Congressman Ami Bera’s claim to support a “responsible budget,” his record shows otherwise. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Bera’s ACU rating of “8” out of 100 for 2013 shows he has voted for the liberal, high tax Obama agenda 92 percent of the time, more than most House Democrats, whose overall average is “14.”

“In the short time he has been in office, Ami Bera has consistently voted against any attempt to impose spending caps or eliminate wasteful spending as well as voting against an a resolution barring a carbon tax, which would...

Oct 30, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed David Rouzer for Congress in North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Rouzer’s record in the North Carolina Senate makes him an outstanding choice for Congress.

“David Rouzer received ACU’s Defender of Liberty Award in both 2011 and 2012 for a perfect 100 score in the ACU ratings,” Schlapp said, “this reflects a strong commitment to conservative principles on a wide variety of issues. Rouzer’s legislative experience will allow him to hit the ground running in Congress and join a growing number of...

Oct 29, 2014

The American Conservative Union (ACU) endorses Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) for his re-election bid as Florida’s governor. Governor Rick Scott is a proven leader who puts conservative principles into practice. Scott cut taxes 40 times in four legislative sessions, eliminated over three thousand state regulations on business and reduced the burdensome bureaucracy. He also signed a bill that strengthens Florida’s ban on late-term abortions.

“I urge all conservatives to turn out and vote to re-elect Rick Scott on November 4th. Scott is a strong conservative who will help Florida continue...

Oct 29, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Nikki Haley for re-election as governor of South Carolina. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Governor Haley has provided principled conservative leadership in her first term.

“Nikki Haley has delivered on pro-growth tax cuts, reducing the tax rate for small businesses from 5 percent to 3 percent and has pledged to support the elimination of the state income tax in her second term,” Schlapp said. “Governor Haley fought the Obama Administration’s attempts to punish South Carolina for being a right-to-work state by barring Boeing from adding...

Oct 29, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Scott Walker for re-election as Governor of Wisconsin.

ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Walker has provided courageous leadership that has returned Wisconsin to a path of fiscal responsibility and made tough decisions others have avoided.

Scott Walker’s insistence on pension reform saved the job of hundreds of teachers and reduced a massive future debt burden on taxpayers,” Schlapp said. “Walker turned a $3.6 billion dollar deficit into a surplus and moved Wisconsin from being ranked the 41st state for business to 14th. In...

Oct 29, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Susana Martinez for re-election as Governor of New Mexico. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Martinez has put conservative principles into practice to improve the state’s fiscal picture despite great odds.

Although Governor Martinez faced a hostile legislature, she has eliminated the largest structural deficit in New Mexico’s history without raising taxes and the state has been running budget surpluses since,” Schlapp said. “She has set a personal example by eliminating the state’s luxury jet and doing without a personal chef at...

Oct 29, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Greg Abbott for Governor of Texas. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said that Abbott’s record as Attorney General shows he will continue to provide the principled conservative leadership Texas has come to expect.

As Attorney General, Greg Abbott has championed conservative values on a wide variety of issues,” Schlapp said. “He has vowed to challenge any federal laws that violate Second Amendment rights and was one of the first AGs to challenge the Obama Administration efforts to use the United Nations to regulate guns in the U.S....

Oct 28, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Mary Fallin for re-election as Governor of Oklahoma. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said it is no surprise that Governor Fallin has put into practice the conservative principles that resulted in a 97 lifetime rating in Congress from ACU.

“Under her watch, Oklahoma erased a $500 million budget gap, then implemented two tax cuts in 2011 and 2013. When Mary Fallin took office, there was $2 in the state’s rainy day fund. There is now $532 million. What we talk about doing in Washington, Mary Fallin has actually accomplished. I urge all...

Oct 28, 2014

This afternoon, ACU Executive Director Dan Schneider was a panelist on Eagle Forum's intellectual property briefing, "A Fresh Conservative Look at Patent Issues: What the Founders, U.S. History, and Prudence Tell Us About Intellectual Property Rights, Patent Trolls, and American Innovation."

Schenider began his talk with a short lesson on Locke:

"Beginning in 1606, property was a central theme for the colonies. As our Founders were imagining what our country could be, they relied heavily on John Locke. Locke articulated the three pillars of a free society: Life, Liberty,...

Pages