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Oct 31, 2014

The American Conservative Union said although Congressman Rick Nolan says his goal is to “expand the middle class,” his record in Congress shows he would do just the opposite.  ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp says that Nolan’s ACU rating of “8” out of “100” means he has voted with the Obama high tax regulatory agenda 92 percent of the time.

“Rick Nolan supports Obamacare’s middle class tax increases such as the tax on medical devices, refused to oppose a carbon tax that would drive up energy prices for middle class families and supports the heavy-handed regulatory agenda of the...

Oct 31, 2014

The American Conservative Union says that while Congressman Bill Keating claims to “protect and promote” small businesses in Massachusetts, his record shows he has done just the opposite.  ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Keating’s ACU lifetime rating of “5” out of “100” means he has supported the anti-small business tax and regulatory agenda of the Obama Administration 95 percent of the time.

“Congressman Keating has fought every attempt to reform Obamacare, reform Project Labor Agreements that make it difficult for small businesses to obtain government contracts and refused to...

Oct 31, 2014

The American Conservative Union says that while Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty claims to be opposed to “irresponsible spending and borrowing,” her record shows otherwise.  ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Esty’s ACU rating of “8” out of “100” for 2013 shows she has voted for the big spending, budget busting Obama agenda 92 percent of the time.

“Congresswoman Esty rejected every attempt to cut wasteful spending in the House of Representatives,” Schlapp said, “she also claims to have voted against “wasteful subsidies for big agriculture corporations ” yet voted “NO” on an amendment to...

Oct 31, 2014

The American Conservative Union says that while Congressman Dave Loebsack claims to be a friend of small business, his record shows he is anything but.  ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp points out that Loebsack’s lifetime ACU rating of “5” out of 100 means he has voted with the Obama heavy regulatory, high tax agenda 95 percent of the time.

“It is amazing that Congressman Loebsack would make 'cutting taxes for small businesses and working families' part of his re-election platform when he has voted over and over again for tax increases that hurt small  businesses and working families,”...

Oct 31, 2014

The American Conservative Union says that Congressman Bill Enyart is an unworthy successor to long time Congressman Jerry Costello and has reversed Costello’s strong pro-life record.  ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Enyart’s support of late term abortions is putting his own ideology over the majority of his constituents.

“Enyart’s ACU rating of “12” out of “100” means that he has supported the Nancy Pelosi agenda 88 percent of the time,” Schlapp said.  “He has voted against every attempt to cut or cap wasteful spending.  His vote against prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks of...

Oct 30, 2014

The American Conservative Union says that despite Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s claim to be a “friend of small business,” her record shows otherwise. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Brownley’s ACU rating of “8” our of 100, shows she has voted with the anti-business Obama agenda 92 percent of the time, more than most House Democrats, whose overall average is “14.”

“In the short time she has been in office, Julia Brownley has consistently voted against any attempt to help small businesses cope with harmful regulations and taxes,” Schlapp said, “Brownley supported the anti-business...

Oct 30, 2014

The American Conservative Union says that despite Congressman Ami Bera’s claim to support a “responsible budget,” his record shows otherwise. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Bera’s ACU rating of “8” out of 100 for 2013 shows he has voted for the liberal, high tax Obama agenda 92 percent of the time, more than most House Democrats, whose overall average is “14.”

“In the short time he has been in office, Ami Bera has consistently voted against any attempt to impose spending caps or eliminate wasteful spending as well as voting against an a resolution barring a carbon tax, which would...

Oct 30, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed David Rouzer for Congress in North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Rouzer’s record in the North Carolina Senate makes him an outstanding choice for Congress.

“David Rouzer received ACU’s Defender of Liberty Award in both 2011 and 2012 for a perfect 100 score in the ACU ratings,” Schlapp said, “this reflects a strong commitment to conservative principles on a wide variety of issues. Rouzer’s legislative experience will allow him to hit the ground running in Congress and join a growing number of...

Oct 29, 2014

The American Conservative Union (ACU) endorses Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) for his re-election bid as Florida’s governor. Governor Rick Scott is a proven leader who puts conservative principles into practice. Scott cut taxes 40 times in four legislative sessions, eliminated over three thousand state regulations on business and reduced the burdensome bureaucracy. He also signed a bill that strengthens Florida’s ban on late-term abortions.

“I urge all conservatives to turn out and vote to re-elect Rick Scott on November 4th. Scott is a strong conservative who will help Florida continue...

Oct 29, 2014

The American Conservative Union has endorsed Nikki Haley for re-election as governor of South Carolina. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said Governor Haley has provided principled conservative leadership in her first term.

“Nikki Haley has delivered on pro-growth tax cuts, reducing the tax rate for small businesses from 5 percent to 3 percent and has pledged to support the elimination of the state income tax in her second term,” Schlapp said. “Governor Haley fought the Obama Administration’s attempts to punish South Carolina for being a right-to-work state by barring Boeing from adding...

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