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Madison Project- Freshman Champions

Monday, April 15th, 2013 and is filed under Uncategorized

For Immediate Release:        

April 15, 2013

Contact: Daniel Horowitz



Madison Project PAC Thanks Conservative Freshmen for Standing Strong  
Madison Project Chairman Jim RyunMany 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, stay strong’.”

Added Daniel Horowitz of the Madison Project, “These are the same citizen legislators they promised to be during last year’s elections and the five 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 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 athttp://madisonproject.com/

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16 Republicans Give Cover to Dems on Gun Bill

Monday, April 15th, 2013 and is filed under Uncategorized

Last week, 16 Republicans joined with Democrats to vote for cloture on the biggest gun grabbing bill since 1994.  In doing so, they gave cover to Senators Pryor (AR) and Begich (AK), allowing them to vote no, while still granting Harry Reid the votes needed to break the filibuster. The names of the traitors are Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Susan Collins of Maine, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Dean Heller of Nevada, John Hoeven of North Dakota, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mark S. Kirk of Illinois, John McCain of Arizona, Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania and Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

They will contend that they are merely allowing debate to proceed and will not vote for a bad bill in the end.  The problem is that once cloture is invoked, Reid will cut a deal to move some sort of compromise, such as the Toomey-Manchin expanded background check deal, which will undoubtedly garner enough support to win passage.

Although Mitch McConnell personally voted no, he failed to enforce party discipline by whipping up the vote.  This is exactly why we must change the leadership and the members of the GOP Senate Conference.

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