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Sep 5, 2014

The American Conservative Union Political Action Committee has endorsed Frank Guinta as the clear conservative choice in the Republican Primary for New Hampshire’s First Congressional District.

ACU PAC Chairman Matt Schlapp said Guinta’s lifetime ACU rating of 86 “demonstrates a strong commitment to conservative principles on a wide variety of issues during his term in the House.”

“While in the House from 2011-2013, Guinta supported a balanced budget, voted to repeal and replace Obamacare, eliminated automatic pay increases for members of Congress, opposed the gas tax...

Sep 5, 2014

Washington, DC - The American Conservative Union Political Action Committee has endorsed Marilinda Garcia as the clear conservative choice in the Republican Primary for New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.
 
ACU PAC Chairman Matt Schlapp said of Garcia, “Since 2006, Garcia has served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, where she advocated conservative values. Garcia’s record in the legislature demonstrates that she is a proven conservative.”
 
“Garcia is a stalwart against high taxes, as shown by her record opposing the gas tax increase and voting...

Aug 26, 2014

ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp takes on liberal billionaire Tom Steyer in his inaugural opinion piece for Fox News: 

Like bad reality TV, Billionaire turned Democratic donor Tom Steyer tries his hand at politics.

America is still a great place for countless reasons, but one certainly is that almost anyone can become rich if he or she can combine talent, a unique idea, timing and a bit of moxie. And this country still allows wealthy individuals to take that wealth and spend their time and money on whatever legal...

Aug 1, 2014

Washington, DC - The American Conservative Union (ACU) Political Action Committee today announced its endorsement of conservatives in the Tennessee delegation for the Republican Primary August 7 and for re-election in November.

In the 7th District Marsha Blackburn (lifetime rating of 96) has the highest lifetime ACU rating in the delegation—96—and has been provided leadership for conservatives on many issues during her 12 years in the House. She has been a tireless fighter for conservative amendments to spending bills and we applaud her commitment to deficit reduction.

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Jul 31, 2014

Washington, DC - The American Conservative Union (ACU) Political Action Committee today announced its endorsement of the following candidates in Kansas' primary election on Tuesday, August 5th. 

Rep. Tim Huelskamp’s lifetime rating of 93 shows a consistent commitment to conservative principles on a wide variety of issues.  Congressman Huelskamp led the fight for true reform of the food stamp program, an amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill that was included among the 25 key votes for ACU’s 2013 ratings. 

 Sen. Roberts’ lifetime ACU rating of 86, as well...

Jul 29, 2014

Washington, DC - Today, ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp delivered the following remarks to the Environmental Protection Agency's Public Hearing on its proposed carbon scheme. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak for a few minutes today. My name is Matt Schlapp and I am the Chairman of the American Conservative Union—the ACU. ACU is our country’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization, and we are deeply concerned about EPA’s proposed carbon scheme. ACU believes that EPA’s proposal is flawed for a wide range of reasons, many of which have been discussed by other...

Jun 23, 2014



5 Things You Might Not Know About ACU’s New Chairman

Matt Schlapp was elected Chairman of the American Conservative Union on Thursday, June 19. He’s the 9th chairman of the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots organizationposted on June 20, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.



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Jun 19, 2014

Washington, DC - Today, the board of the American Conservative Union unanimously voted to elect Matt Schlapp as the ninth Chairman of the nation’s oldest and largest conservative grassroots organization.

Schlapp has served on the board of ACU since 2008, previously serving as First Vice Chairman. He was recently elected to the board of the American Conservative Union Foundation.

Said Schlapp, “It is an honor to be selected by the ACU board and to serve along with Carly Fiorina, who chairs our foundation. ACU has greatly benefitted from the dedication of its last two chairmen...

May 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. - The American Conservative Union (ACU) Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced its endorsement of T.W. Shannon for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.

"T.W. Shannon is the best conservative choice for U.S. Senate in the Oklahoma Republican primary.  Shannon is the candidate with the strongest conservative record on both fiscal and social issues and will join a new generation of conservative leaders whose number is growing in the Senate.  As Speaker of the Oklahoma House, Shannon made it a priority to reduce the size of government, lower taxes and reduce the state’s...

May 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced its endorsement of Congressman Doug Lamborn for re-election to Congress.

"Congressman Doug Lamborn is the clear conservative choice in the Republican Primary June 24. Lamborn’s ACU lifetime rating of 98 over seven years is one of the highest in the Congress over that period of time and reflects an outstanding commitment to conservative principles on a wide variety of issues. Conservatives should not be fooled by the rhetoric of Congressman Lamborn’s primary opponent. His...

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