Madison Project Congratulates Jody Hice on His Victory in Georgia’s 10th District Primary Runoff

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by and is filed under Blog, Elections, News, Press

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2014

Madison Project Congratulates Jody Hice on His Victory in Georgia’s 10th District Primary Runoff

Fort Worth, TX – The Madison Project PAC congratulated Jody Hice Tuesday, on his victory in the Republican primary runoff election in the 10th Congressional District of Georgia:

“Jody Hice’s victory is a clear indication that Georgia voters in the 10th District want someone to follow in the footsteps of Rep. Paul Broun and carry the flag of true conservatism to Washington,” said Drew Ryun of The Madison Project. “Hice will rely on his Christian faith and constitutional beliefs when fighting for conservatives against the special interests and liberals in D.C. 

“At a time when open borders, foreign policy blunders, excessive regulations, out-of-control spending, and the ever-expanding federal government threaten the future of the American Dream, Hice will stand with other conservatives in Congress to fight for conservative principles.”

To read our full endorsement of Jody Hice click here.

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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Madison Project Congratulates Barry Loudermilk on His Victory in Georgia’s 11th District Primary Runoff

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by and is filed under Blog, Elections, News, Press

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2014

 

Madison Project Congratulates Barry Loudermilk on His Victory in Georgia’s 11th District Primary Runoff

Fort Worth, TX – The Madison Project PAC congratulated state Sen. Barry Loudermilk Tuesday, on his victory in the Republican primary runoff election in the 11th Congressional District of Georgia:

“Barry Loudermilk’s victory is a testament to the fact that Georgia’s 11th District clearly desires strong conservative leadership in D.C.,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project.  “Loudermilk’s victory shows that Georgia is moving forward, and has selected a fiscal and social conservative to fight for them against the big-government liberals of both parties in Washington. Barry will be a fresh, strong conservative voice for Georgia and we are excited about his future fighting for conservative principles.”

To read our full endorsement of Barry Loudermilk click here.

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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Madison Project Supports Sen. Ted Cruz’s Call for a Full Investigation into the Mississippi U.S. Senate Runoff Election

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by and is filed under Blog, Elections, News, Press

Fort Worth, TX The Madison Project PAC made the following statement supporting Sen. Cruz’s call for a full investigation into the June 24, Mississippi U.S. Senate runoff election:

“We fully support Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and his call for a full investigation into the Mississippi U.S. Senate runoff election,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project. “The fact that a sitting U.S. Senator, who is a vice-chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), is calling for an investigation shows how deeply troubling and volatile this situation truly is.

“Sen. Cruz knows that his call for an investigation will not be well received by the NRSC, especially in light of the fact that they were involved in some of the underhanded tactics employed by the Cochran campaign, but free and fair elections are paramount to the success of the Republic. We support Sen. Cruz’s commitment to the truth and the integrity of elections, and his willingness to ignore the political ramifications that accompany the quest for truth.”

Was it a Good Day at the Supreme Court?

Monday, June 30th, 2014 by and is filed under Blog, Family Values, News

In the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court’s final decisions for this term, conservatives appear jubilant in apparently winning two key court cases.  In Harris v. Quinn, the high court ruled 5-4 that a group of home health care providers who work for a state government cannot be coerced into providing financial support for a public sector union.  In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the court ruled 5-4 against Obamacare’s contraception mandate, which would have forced a privately owned business to provide abortion and contraception-related health care coverage to its employees.

Indeed this is great news for religious liberty, as these decisions were both one vote from going the other way.

But therein lies the problem.

Why should bedrock inalienable rights pursuant to natural law and nature’s God be subject to the whims of nine justices in black robes?  Why should we have to wait with baited breath on Twitter, wondering if our right to uphold our religious beliefs will be preserved?  Remember, four justices clearly held that government can coerce a private company into providing any service that violates our rights.  This should scare us all.

Moreover, to the extent that we place our rights and destiny into the hands of the remaining five justices, their decisions were quite narrow in scope.  In the Hobby Lobby case, the majority ruling only covered “closely held private corporations.”  Hence, until any future ruling is handed down on more expansive grounds, the government can still coerce religious institutions, non-profits, and publicly-traded corporations to provide abortifacients.

Furthermore, the decision only applied to contraception coverage and no other forms of religious liberty.  The justices made it clear that coercion to accommodate gay marriages or other “ENDA style” mandates could be fair game.

We are supposed to rejoice over the fact that a narrow set of businesses were spared from the worst form of coercion?  I guess so.  Sadly, it could have been worse.

In the Harris case, while the court ruled against the coercion of home health care workers to join a union, they declined to uphold the natural rights of any worker to work freely – unfettered by unions.  Why should any worker, particularly government workers who are funded by taxpayers, be coerced into supporting the circuitous Democrat campaign finance operation through unions?

There’s something fundamentally wrong that we now live in a time when we must wait for a new court case in order to preserve all areas of liberty – religious or anything else.

So was this a good day at the court?  Sadly, yes.  We are at the point when a day like today is reason to rejoice.

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Madison Project Congratulates Barry Loudermilk on Placing First in GA-11 Primary

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 by and is filed under Blog, Elections, News, Press

Fort Worth, TX – The Madison Project PAC made the following statement regarding state senator Barry Loudermilk’s strong showing in the Republican primary election for the 11th Congressional District of Georgia:

“Even though he was heavily outspent, Barry Loudermilk has become the consensus choice for the grassroots by uniting both fiscal and social conservatives,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project.  “The contrast between Loudermilk and Barr could not be starker.  Whereas Barry has been consistently conservative on all social and fiscal issues, Bob Barr has waffled on so many issues throughout his career.  When Barr had the chance to show leadership, he instead led the charge to praise Eric Holder.  We need more 21st century conservative fighters, not a step backwards.”

 

To read our full endorsement of Barry Loudermilk click here.

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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Madison Project Airs Radio Ad in Support of Dr. Chad Mathis in AL-6

Monday, May 19th, 2014 by and is filed under News, Press

Fort Worth, TX –The Madison Project PAC released a new 60-second radio ad encouraging Republicans in Alabama’s 6th Congressional district to vote for Dr. Chad Mathis in the June 3rd Republican primary election. The ad buy is $20,000.

To listen to the ad click here.

“Dr. Chad Mathis is truly ‘one of a few’ when it comes to political candidates,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project.  “Not only is Mathis a principled conservative that will not be afraid to take on the ruling class in Washington, D.C., he’s also a courageous individual displayed by his commitment to challenge what many have viewed as a deeply entrenched incumbent. The Madison Project looks forward to fighting along side Dr. Mathis when he’s serving in the halls of Congress.”

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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Madison Action Fund Airs Anti-Simpson TV Ad in Idaho: ‘Nancy Pelosi Republican’

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 by and is filed under Blog, Elections, News, Press

Fort Worth, TXMadison Action Fund, the super PAC associated with the Madison Project, recently released a new TV ad against liberal Republican Mike Simpson (R-ID) called “Nancy Pelosi Republican.” The TV ad started airing districtwide on Wednesday, April 30th and will continue airing until Election Day, May 20th.

“Mike Simpson has always felt uncomfortable and out-of-place with his liberal voting record in such a conservative state like Idaho,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project.  “That is why he has attempted to reinvent himself as a conservative, even as his liberal allies, funded by big labor, pump millions of dollars into the campaign in order to save this liberal Republican.  It’s time to have an honest discussion about Simpson’s voting record so voters know what to expect if Simpson continues his life-long career in Washington and no longer fears reprisal from conservatives. ”

The Madison Project endorsed Rep. Mike Simpson’s opponent, Bryan Smith, in September. For more information on their endorsement visit: www.sacksimpson.com.

To view the TV ad click here.

 

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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RELEASE: Thad Cochran’s Real Record on Life and Guns

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 by and is filed under Elections, News, Press

Fort Worth, TX – The Madison Project PAC released the following statement in response to Senator Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) misleading TV ad portraying himself as 100% pro-life and pro-second amendment rights:

“Like every liberal Republican ashamed of his voting record, Senator Cochran is campaigning as a born-again conservative, instead of defending his record,” said Daniel Horowitz of the Madison Project.  “He obfuscates the fact that he helped sabotage the effort to defund Obamacare.  With regards to life, he is actually one of the few Republicans who has voted for an anti-life agenda on numerous occasions.  And with regards to guns, Cochran is hoping that the lack of votes on Second Amendment issues in recent years will erase his past history of voting to ban guns.  The voters of Mississippi deserve honesty from Cochran who should be defending his true record instead of obfuscating the truth.”

Here are the facts:

Life:

  • Voted for Medicaid funding for abortions [Roll Call #132, May 21, 1981]
  • Voted to table the amendment to bar the use of federal District of Columbia funds to pay for abortions, except to save the life of the mother [Roll Call #291, November 7, 1985]
  • Voted for federally funded research on embryonic stem cells [Roll Call #206, July 18, 2006 Roll Call #127, April 11, 2007]
  • Voted against straightening laws to circumvent taking minors across state lines for abortions without parental notification [Roll Call #71, March 13, 2008]

Guns:

  • Voted for then-Senator Joe Biden’s massive gun control bill, which banned numerous firearms and created undue  burdens and waiting periods on purchasers [Roll Call #125, July 11. 1991]
  • Voted to impose background checks on private transfers and supersede numerous state laws with a sweeping federal mandate [RC #140, May 20, 1999]
    • Voted to prohibit the sale of all guns without Washington-approved safety devices [Roll Call #17, February 26, 2004]

Obamacare:

  • Cochran claims that he voted to repeal Obamacare over 100 times, but he has always opposed the only consequential means of actually disrupting the law, which is by objecting to any budget that contains funding  [RC#206, Sept. 27, 2013; RC# 219, Oct. 16, 2013]

The Madison Project endorsed Chris McDaniel  (R-MS) against Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS). To view our endorsement click here.

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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Conservatives Introduce Bill to Repeal Taxes on Social Security Benefits

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 by and is filed under Blog, News

At present, federal “mandatory” programs, which include Medicare, Social Security and roughly 77 welfare program, account for 57% of the entire federal budget.  Social Security is by far the largest federal expenditure, which is projected to cost $848 billion in 2014 and at least $11 trillion over the next 10 years.  It is clear that we will never control spending and bend the trajectory of our fiscal insolvency without offering comprehensive and effective reforms to Social Security.

However, the budgetary cost of this program is by no means the only pernicious aspect of our burgeoning entitlement state.  Under the current system, the federal government has complete control over our personal retirement.  Their monopoly on 12.4% of our earnings (on the first $113,700 of income) undermines savings, investments, and personal ownership – some of the most cherished values of a free and prosperous society.

To add insult to injury, the federal government taxes the Social Security benefits of seniors, even though the money had already been taxed.  Moreover, the more a senior earns in private income, dividends or interest while receiving Social Security, the more they are taxed.  Hence, in addition to the double taxation, the federal government has created a perverse incentive for seniors to continue working, if they desire to do so.

Today, a pair of conservative champions in the House, Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) have introduced a bill, H.R. 3894, to repeal this double taxation on Social Security benefits.  As Massie noted, this bill will prevent Congress from using this ill-gotten revenue to grow government while pretending to protect the notional Social Security Trust Fund.

Again, conservatives should not only discuss the budgetary problems with Social Security.  Many analysts only focus on the “austerity” solutions, such as means-testing benefits and raising the retirement age.  But they fail to address the broader problem of government controlling and squandering our retirement.  And ironically, Social Security is already means-tested in several ways, one of which is the taxation of benefits on a graduated income scale.

As we work to push for more choices in retirement security, the least we can do is repeal the harmful tax on Social Security benefits.

Chamber Spent $50 Million Lobbying for Obama’s Priorities

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 by and is filed under Blog, Immigration, News

If you are looking for a vivid example why it is so important for us to change the Republican Party in the upcoming primaries, look no further than the latest news from the Chamber of [Government-Run] Commerce – the most prominent establishment GOP lobbying empire.  According to The Hill, the Chamber has spent $50 million lobbying for the Senate amnesty bill last year:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent more than $50 million on lobbying last year as it pushed for action on immigration reform.

Typically the biggest K Street spender in Washington, the business group funneled about $52.7 million toward lobbying efforts in 2013, according to disclosure records. In the last quarter of the year, the group spent almost $16.5 million.

Some of that money went toward lobbying on immigration reform, which is a top legislative priority for the business community.

So the Chamber’s top priority is the same as Obama’s top priority – passing mass amnesty, rapidly expanding low-skilled immigration from its already record-high-levels, and ensuring that we continue the cycle of open borders.  Given that the Chamber is the most influential lobby within GOP establishment circles, why should we support Republicans who will follow the edicts of this defacto pro-Obama lobby?

It’s ironic how they accuse us of helping Democrats by fielding conservative primary challengers.  The very reason we pursue primary challenges is because Republicans are joining with Democrats, not only to harm the country but to destroy the Republican Party.  We are helping to stop this self-immolation by preserving the party as one that offers an alternative on immigration and other issues and will not help Democrats grow a permanent majority.

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