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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas today announced U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R – MN) will be a featured speaker at CPAC Chicago – the first of two regional Conservative Political Action Conferences slated for 2012. Representative Bachmann recently received an “ACU Conservative” award for her strong conservative record in the 2011 ACU Ratings of Congress.

Scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2012, CPAC Chicago takes the fight for the future of America directly to President Barack Obama’s backyard. The event will...

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas today announced U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R – WI) and U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (R – IL) will be featured speakers at CPAC Chicago – the first of two regional Conservative Political Action Conferences slated for 2012. On the recently announced ACU 2011 Ratings of Congress, Senator Johnson received a “Defender of Liberty” award for his perfect 100 percent score, and Representative Hultgren was honored with the “ACU Conservative” award for his strong conservative voting record.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Political Action Committee (PAC) today endorsed Congressman Connie Mack (FL – 14) for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, currently held by Senator Bill Nelson. Congressman Mack received the “ACU Conservative” award for his score on the recently announced ACU 2011 Ratings of Congress.

“From his proven leadership on pro-growth economic policies and energy independence solutions to his courageous efforts to bring attention to dangerous and tyrannical regimes across the world, it is clear Connie Mack is the innovative,...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas today announced Herman Cain, former presidential candidate, businessman and architect of the “9-9-9 Economic Recovery and Jobs” plan, will be a featured speaker at CPAC Chicago – the first of two regional Conservative Political Action Conferences slated for 2012.

Scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2012, CPAC Chicago takes the fight for the future of America directly to President Barack Obama’s backyard. The event will energize and mobilize Midwestern conservatives, giving them the tools needed...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas today announced Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be a featured speaker at CPAC Chicago – the first of two regional Conservative Political Action Conferences slated for 2012. Scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2012, CPAC Chicago will energize and mobilize Midwestern conservatives, giving them the tools needed to defeat the liberal agenda in 2012, while also featuring national conservative leaders and highlighting rising conservative stars in the region.

“Governor Jindal’s record of results...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas sent the following letter to Republican members of the Congress regarding HR 3675 and S 2008, the Next Generation Television Marketplace Act.

Full text of the letter can be found below:

March 28, 2012

Dear Member of Congress,

On behalf of the American Conservative Union and the conservative membership we represent, we urge that you critically review HR 3675 and S 2008, the Next Generation Television Marketplace Act, as “deregulatory” legislation....

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas sent the following letter to Republican members of the Senate, calling on them to oppose the Menendez/Burr “NAT GAS” Act Amendment (1782) to the Senate Highway Bill (S. 1813)

The ACU has spearheaded efforts to defeat similar legislation in the House of Representatives. Since the beginning of the ACU advocacy campaign to oppose T. Boone Pickens’ $9 billion energy proposal, 20 House Republicans have withdrawn their co-sponsorship.

Full text of the letter can be found below:...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas today issued the following statement regarding the passing of conservative movement leader Andrew Breitbart.

“Andrew Breitbart was one of the most influential, fearless and passionate conservative voices in America. His tragic passing is a loss the conservative movement will feel deeply for years to come.

“From founding and publishing some of the leading conservative news outlets to his news-breaking coverage of some of the most important moments in recent political history, Andrew...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas today announced the 2011 ACU Ratings of Congress, the 41st edition of the conservative ratings guide. Since 1971, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization has annually graded Members of Congress based on their votes on key conservative issues. The full 2011 ACU Ratings of Congress guide is now available online at conservative.org.

“With government growing faster than at any other time in the history of our country, the American Conservative Union continues to...

WASHINGTON, DC – American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas today announced a new national ad campaign to educate constituents on the strong conservative voting records of 17 members of Congress. The new sixty-second radio ads launched on the eve of the Conservative Political Action Conference and continue on air through mid next week. The buy totals several hundred thousand dollars and is the ACU’s first major paid advocacy effort of the 2012 campaign cycle.

“One of the American Conservative Union’s chief goals is ensuring constituents and voters across...

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