In this election year the Republican Liberty Caucus PAC has raised a record amount of money to give directly to our endorsed candidates and through strategic partnerships with other pro-liberty SuperPACs we have helped direct even more money to those candidates in indirect expenditures.
We spent about half of our money in the primaries where we were successful in helping a number of candidates get through to the general election and saw key victories, especially three wins in Texas for Ted Cruz, Steve Stockman and Jessica Puente Bradshaw.
Many of those candidates ended up in relatively safe positions in the general election so we redirected our efforts towards six key congressional races with candidates who were within striking distance of a win with a little help. Picking the candidates was tough, because we found that we had to pass over candidates we really liked who were just polling too far behind for our support to make enough difference to help them significantly. Once we found a set of races where we really thought we could make a difference, we got to work raising more money so that we would have enough to give each of these candidates a boost in the home stretch – enough money to help buy critical radio and television ads in the final weeks of the campaign.
With a week to go before the election it’s not too late to do a little bit more to help in these key races with a direct donation. Our list of targeted candidate below includes links to their donation pages.
On election day keep an eye on these races. If they win our efforts will have paid off and we’ll have more powerful and reliable advocates for liberty in Washington.
#1 – DAN HALLORAN (NY-6)
Dan Halloran is the past chairman of the RLC of New York, a longtime advocate for liberty and small government on the New York City Council and a proven winner in past campaigns. He’s running neck and neck with a big-dollar Democrat in a unique district where he has won before. His campaign got a real boost when scandal surfaced in his Democrat opponent’s family, giving him a very real chance of staging a historic upset victory. We want to help him step up to Congress where we think that with his charisma and leadership skills he will be a key asset in the fight for liberty. Contribute directly to the campaign.
#2 – DAN SEBRING (WI-4)
Dan Sebring has been running a very energetic campaign and is getting a surprisingly large amount of positive press coverage. He came very close to winning this district in 2010 and with some redistricting changes he may be better off this year. He’s a kind of working-man’s liberty candidate, an approach which works well in Wisconsin. We think he’s earned a win and we want to do what we can to help him reach the voters he needs to pull off a strong victory.Contribute directly to the campaign
#3 – JESSICA PUENTE BRADSHAW (TX-34)
In a race which has been largely overlooked by the media and party leaders, Jessica Puente Bradshaw has built a powerful coalition of Liberty Republicans and young latino voters which looks like a winning combination for her district in southeast Texas. Despite the fact that the district was redistricted to lean Democrat she has received so much local support that we think she can beat the odds and launch what we hope will be a surge of support for Liberty Republicans among latino voters in South Texas and even nationwide. Make a direct contribution
#4 – KERRY BENTIVOLIO (MI-11)
When Thaddeus McCotter failed to qualify for the ballot, Liberty Republican primary challenger Kerry Bentivolio gained a unique opportunity to run for a Republican controlled seat in Congress with no real primary opposition. He has taken that momentum and moved it on to what looks like a winning general election campaign, but the Democrats and unions are doing everything they can to stop him, so we’re doing all we can to help. Contribute directly to the campaign.
#5 – DON VOLARIC (MI-9)
With Justin Amash already representing Liberty Republican principles in the 4th Congressional District of Michigan and Kerry Bentivolio on the inside track in the 11th district, many of our Michigan RLC members have taken an interest in the Don Volaric campaign in the 9th district. His support has been growing fast and if there is a wave of support for Liberty candidates across the state we think Volaric has a good chance of joining Amash and Bentivolio in the House next year. Contribute directly to the campaign.
#6 – THOMAS MASSIE (KY-4)
Thomas Massie was one of the first House candidates we endorsed this year, a dedicated champion of small government and individual liberty following in the footsteps of Rand Paul in Kentucky. His campaign got off to a very strong start with a lot of national publicity surrounding his primary win, and though it has had less attention in the later days of the campaign we think that with a final push of support he can pull out a win in what promises to be a close vote in the general election. Make a direct contribution