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Statement from ACU Chairman Al Cardenas:

"The American Conservative Union simply cannot accept or support the Senate Bill as passed this morning, which does nothing to rein in out of control spending. Given the dire financial situation our country faces, ACU would have supported, albeit reluctantly, the Bush era tax cut extensions for those with incomes under $400,000 to $450,000 and supported the Death Tax provisions that maintain the current exemptions and are indexed for inflation.  This is vital for our family farms and family-owned businesses. Our nation has a spending problem...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas today announced the first round of speakers invited to appear at CPAC 2013 – the annual national Conservative Political Action Conference. Among the many speakers invited to appear are:

Jeb Bush, former Governor (R-FL) Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator-Elect (R-TX) Jim DeMint, U.S. Senator (R-SC) Susana Martinez, Governor (R-NM) Ron Paul, U.S. Representative (R-TX) Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator (R-FL) Paul Ryan, U.S. Representative (R-WI) Tim Scott, U.S. Senator-Designate (R-SC)

“As we celebrate the 40th...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its inaugural ACU Ratings of the New Jersey State Legislature honoring the Garden State’s true conservatives. The nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization began a new initiative to expand the highly touted ACU Congressional Ratings program to state legislatures, grading members on their votes on key conservative issues. The New Jersey 2012 State Legislative Ratings Guide is now available online at conservative.org.

“On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I am...

Watch Chairman Al Cardenas discuss the fiscal cliff debate between Congress and the White House with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC's Morning Joe from December 13, 2012.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its ACU Ratings of the Ohio General Assembly during an event in Columbus, Ohio, honoring The Buckeye State’s true conservatives. The nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization began a new initiative to expand the highly touted ACU Congressional Ratings program to state legislatures, grading members on their votes on key conservative issues. The Ohio 2012 State Legislative Ratings Guide is now available online at conservative.org.

“On behalf of the American Conservative...

"On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I urge South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to make history and appoint Representative Tim Scott to the United States Senate. A strong conservative leader, Rep. Scott has an ACU rating of 96 and was elected as one of two members chosen by his colleagues to represent the 85 member Republican freshmen class at the leadership table."

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"On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I offer heartfelt congratulations to Senator Jim DeMint on his new role as the President of The Heritage Foundation. With a lifetime ACU Rating of over 97%, he has been an indispensable conservative leader in the Senate and we look forward to continuing to work with him to advance the important cause of liberty and limited government. Whether the issue has been preserving our economic freedom, standing up for the rights of the unborn or preserving American exceptionalism and protecting our national security, Jim DeMint has been there for...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its ACU Ratings of the Florida Legislature during an event in Tallahassee, Florida, honoring the Sunshine State’s true conservatives. The nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization began a new initiative to expand the highly touted ACU Congressional Ratings program to state legislatures, grading members on their votes on key conservative issues. The Florida 2012 State Legislative Ratings Guide is now available online at conservative.org.

“On behalf of the American...

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