The ACU Political Action Committee is the political arm of the American Conservative Union. The committee is a registered PAC that supports candidates for office who reflect the conservative principles on which the ACU was founded. The goals of the ACU PAC are to increase the number of quality candidates who share our commitment to conservative principles and to protecting and advancing the fiscal, social, and security priorities of the Reagan era. These funds are utilized in conjunction with endorsements and public announcements to communicate our support for chosen candidates to their constituents and conservatives across the nation.
In the new political era, marked by fearless conservative candidates and an exceedingly engaged citizenry, there are innumerable ways to impact the political debate and shift our allies to the right. A successful, well-funded political action committee keeps the American Conservative Union relevant and influential on the issues of greatest importance to our membership, both at the national and state levels, in general and primary elections.
In 2010, the ACU PAC supported leading conservatives elected to the Senate, including Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, and Ron Johnson. In the House, ACU PAC endorsed conservatives in primary contests across the country, such as Randy Hultgren in Illinois, Jeff Landry in Louisiana, and Steve Southerland in Florida. ACU PAC’s get-out-the-vote effort, both on traditional voter contact fronts and new media battlegrounds, helped elect dozens of conservatives to the House, ushering in the most conservative freshman class in generations.