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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.

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Dear Republican U.S.Representatives and Senators:

You are entering into a period of testing.

In the House, the nation elected in 2012 one of the largest Republican majorities in the past 100 years.  You have a mandate to fight for conservative principles that is arguably much broader than the one that narrowly reelected President Barack Obama claims to have for his leftist agenda.

Of course, House Republicans alone cannot pass a law, but united you can stop any bill which violates the principles you publicly committed to support.

In the Senate, you have more...

The federal government does not have a revenue problem.  It has a spending problem.  Four years of trillion dollar deficits, massive increases in government regulation and the threat of higher taxes have given the United States the weakest recovery from a recession since World War II.  There is no economic reason that higher taxes need to be part of a solution to the so-called “fiscal cliff” and the American Conservative Union will oppose any effort to raise taxes that will prevent increased revenue that comes from economic growth.

For the better part of three decades, Americans for...

New research produced by Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP), the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government and the American Education Foundation (AEF) finds state and local governments are carrying over $7 trillion in debt.  The new 'State of the States' report also offers nonpartisan analysis on the FY 2011 finances and budgets of four U.S. states: Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania – and shows an end to federal fiscal stimulus is causing states to close widening budget gaps by cutting funding in education, infrastructure and other key programmatic...

The late Senator Eugene McCarthy once famously said political reporters are like blackbirds on a telephone wire: Whenever one flies off to alight upon another wire, all the others follow. The Washington press corps was in full McCarthy flight the past week after Grover Norquist, founder and leader of the anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform and custodian of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” signed by hundreds of congressional members, appeared for lunch at the Center for the National Interest. The press corps promptly pounced upon Norquist with glee.

Republicans did not win in 2012 because we are too white, too male and too old. Some still don’t want to face the truth that we lost because the fastest-growing sectors of our population are entrenched in the Democratic Party. We did not win because Republicans failed to acknowledge this reality and move forward fearlessly. If that doesn’t change, we will not just be committing political malpractice. It will be political suicide.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its ACU Ratings of the Indiana General Assembly during an event in Indianapolis, Indiana, honoring The Hoosier 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 Indiana 2012 State Legislative Ratings Guide is now available online at conservative.org.

“On behalf of the American...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its ACU Ratings of the North Carolina General Assembly during an event in Raleigh, North Carolina, honoring the Tar Heel 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 North Carolina 2012 State Legislative Ratings Guide is now available online at conservative.org.

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Conservatives remain committed to preventing the devastating economic effects of tax hikes and excessive government spending.  We have sent the following message to Congress which can also be found here:

Conservative Movement Stands United During Lame Duck Session

Opposes Tax Hikes, Insists on BCA Spending Reductions

November 13, 2012

Dear Member of Congress,

As the 112th Congress’s lame duck session progresses and on behalf of the millions of Americans represented by the undersigned organizations, we urge you...

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