This press release was blasted out to the media earlier today. We want to send two messages: one, we want the freshmen Members who are taking courageous stands to know that we are with them. We want to encourage them to stay strong in the face of all the competing interests they face on a day to day basis in Washington, DC. The second message is to the GOP Establishment and it is, “These Members work for the American taxpayers, not you. They are not in Washington, DC to protect the apple cart. They are there to upset it.”
For Immediate Release:
April 15, 2013
Contact: Daniel Horowitz
Madison Project PAC Thanks Conservative Freshmen for Standing Strong
Madison Project Chairman Jim Ryun: “Many Republicans run for office pledging to challenge the status quo in both parties, but few of them ever deliver. We’d like to recognize those freshmen who have stood strong in their commitment to a limited government agenda.”
Washington, DC – The Madison Project PAC today announced that it is sending campaign donations to the following conservative freshmen members of Congress: Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11), Jim Bridenstine (OK-1), Ron DeSantis (FL-6), Tom Massie (KY-4), Matt Salmon (AZ-5), and Ted Yoho (FL-3).
“Many freshmen conservatives come to Congress with strong ideals, but are quickly sucked into the system,” said Jim Ryun of the Madison Project. “They are intimidated to ‘vote along to get along’ with the GOP establishment; they are often pressured by leadership to violate their principles; they are quick to allow the allurement of power and fame to corrupt their support for the free market and limited government.”
“We want to recognize these freshmen members who have demonstrated that it is indeed possible for conservatives to deliver on campaign promises. The checks we are sending them today are just the first of several more for each one of them and our way of saying, ‘You are doing a great job, we are with you, and stay strong’.”
Added Daniel Horowitz of the Madison Project, “These members have not lost their commitment to advancing conservatism since last year’s elections, and the six we are highlighting today are just the first of what we hope will be many more. We want to encourage them to stay strong and continue to retain an independent spirit within the GOP House Conference. We urge all conservatives in these districts to thank their representatives for their strong and bold leadership. We at the Madison Project believe that if we are committed to holding wayward Republicans accountable for abrogating conservative principles, we must also be willing to stand with those who remain committed to those values.”
The Madison Project supports and raises money for conservative candidates that have demonstrated a commitment to full-spectrum conservatism. The Madison Project website can be found at http://madisonproject.com/
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