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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. General Abbott...

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,...

Oct 28, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Chris Mitchum for Congress in California’s 24th Congressional District.

ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Mitchum’s long record of conservative activism has earned him the support of those who want change from the incumbent, Lois Capps.

“16 years ago, Lois Capps claimed to be a moderate who would limit her service to three terms,” Schlapp said. “Instead, eight terms later, Capps has compiled a lifetime ACU rating of 6, putting her on the far left of her fellow Democrats in the House. Capps has voted down the line for the Obama agenda...

Oct 28, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Rick Allen for Congress in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Allen’s over 30 years of experience in job creation as a small businessman and commitment to conservative principles make him the clear choice for conservatives.

“Although the incumbent, John Barrow, claims to be a moderate, his lifetime ACU rating of 34 shows he has voted with the liberals 68 percent of time,” Schlapp said. “Over and over again John Barrow has followed the liberal agenda in Congress. It’s time the people of the 12th...

Oct 27, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Barry Loudermilk for Congress in Georgia’s Eleventh District. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Loudermilk compiled an outstanding conservative record in the Georgia State Senate.

“Barry Loudemilk’s two year average ACU rating of 95 shows a strong commitment to conservative principles on a wide variety of issues,” Schlapp said. “He has been a leader on the issues of personal privacy, limited government and lower taxes and has made a commitment to join the fight against the Obama agenda on many fronts. I urge conservatives to turn out and...

Oct 27, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Glenn Grothman for Congress from Wisconsin’s sixth congressional district. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Grothman’s record in the Wisconsin State Senate speaks for itself.

“Glenn Grothman’s perfect 100 percent ACU rating has earned him an ‘ACU Defender of Liberty Award’ for 2012 and 2013 and shows a strong commitment to conservative principles on a wide variety of issues,” Schlapp said. “His experience in the fight for pension reform in Wisconsin and work on the budget committee on tax relief and other issues will allow him to hit the...

Oct 27, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Dr. Jody Hice for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Dr. Hice’s record in support of conservative values shows he will makes him a good choice.

"Jody Hice will continue to provide the conservative representation the voters of Georgia’s Tenth District have come to expect," Schlapp said. "His leadership abilities have shown through in defense of religious freedom, establishing Pulpit Freedom Sunday to fight the IRS on what pastors can and cannot say from the pulpit. I urge all conservatives to turn out and...

Oct 25, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Andy Tobin for Arizona’s First Congressional District. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Tobin is a proven conservative leader whose legislative experience will allow him to hit the ground running in Congress.

“As Speaker of the Arizona House, Andy Tobin led the fight against Obamacare in Arizona, authored Arizona’s ban on partial-birth abortion and helped pass a major tax cut,” Schlapp said. “The incumbent, Ann Kirkpatrick, claims to be a moderate, but her 23 ACU rating in 2013 gives her record an F minus. Kirkpatrick has followed the...

Oct 24, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Mimi Walters for Congress in California’s 45th District. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Walters brings an outstanding record in the California State Senate to her contest. Her 92 rating reflects a strong commitment to conservative principles on a wide variety of issues.

“Mimi Walters will help lead the fight against the failed Obama agenda, scaling back the size of government to help produce a balanced budget and protect private property rights, a priority issue for ACU,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “Conservatives should turn out on...

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