2016 -- The Challenge Ahead
The 2014 elections were great for conservatives. Conservative Victory Fund was right in the middle of the battle.
Look at the results: Harry Reid will no longer be Senate Majority Leader - a great victory for constitutional government. And looking toward 2016, the next goal is to fire Harry Reid from the Senate.
As you can see from the article immediately following this one, a number of conservatives were elected to the Senate.
The same is true in the House. Conservative Victory Fund was involved in primaries to help conservatives win: conservatives like Jody Hice in Georgia, Frank Guinta in New Hampshire, and Alex Mooney in West Virginia. The result is that a number of new solid conservatives have been elected and will fight for conservative goal in the U.S. House.
We can't rest on our laurels though. The battle for 2016 is already beginning. Liberal special interests will be targeting conservatives in states that Obama won 2008 and 2012 like Wisconsin's Ron Johnson and Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey. Other solid Senate conservatives will face the voters again in 2016 such as James Lankford, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Tim Scott. The Republicans will have 24 seats up: the Democrats 10.
However, among those 10 states are some opportunities for conservatives including Harry Reid's seat in Nevada. Our goal is to fire Harry Reid.
U.S. Senate -- CVF Supported Conservatives Win
ALASKA: DAN SULLIVAN
ARKANSAS: SENATOR-ELECT TOM COTTON
COLORADO: SENATOR-ELECT CORY GARDNER
IDAHO: SENATOR JAMES RISCH
IOWA: SENATOR-ELECT JONI ERNST
LOISIANA: SENATOR-ELECT BILL CASSIDY
MONTANA: SENATOR-ELECT STEVE DAINES
OKLAHOMA: SENATOR JIM INHOFE AND SENATOR-ELECT JAMES LANKFORD
SOUTH CAROLINA: SENATOR TIM SCOTT
Thanks to Your Support, Conservative Victory Fund Helped Elect and Re-Elect Solid Conservatives Across the Country
Conservative Victory Fund candidates have led the charge bolstering the Republican majority by 13 seats, a total of 243 seats -- almost a 100 year record. Because of your support CVF helped elect strong conservatives including Ken Buck of Colorado, Alex Mooney of West Virginia, and Jody Hice of Georgia, Frank Guinta of New Hampshire. They will be a strong voice for conservative principles and help lead the House in putting a check on the overzealous Obama Administration.
CVF supported solid conservatives also won in races in states like California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Washington Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Nevada, Michigan, Virginia, and Maryland.
Your support is making a difference.
November Elections: Becoming a Ripple or a Wave?
The Congressional Generic Vote (how many will vote for a Republican or Democrat generic candidate) often tells an interesting tale. In 2010 it forecast the Republican takeover of the U.S. House. The mainstream media has been saying that 2014 is no wave election year.
Each week Real Clear Politics averages the Congressional Generic Vote. And it's getting interesting.
On August 27, Democrats lead Republicans by 1.4%; by September 3 Democrats lead shrunk to 0.5%. By September 10, Republicans were in the lead by 1.6%. By September 17, the Republican lead had increased to 3.5%. If this trend continues, the Democrats are in trouble.
In 2010 when Republicans swept the House, the generic ballot began shifting in early July in favor of Republicans and never looked back. By this time in 2010, Republicans had a +4.5% lead over Democrats and finished that year +9.4%.
Several difference over 2010 include stronger Republican Senate candidates and not as many opportunities to pick up House seats as Republicans and conservatives in particular have won many of those that were available.
Is a wave developing or is this just going to be a ripple election? The next few weeks will tell the story.
CVF Conservative of the Day
Paul Broun Jr. (GA)
Representative Paul Broun, Jr. was first elected to Congress in a special election in 2007. From his first day in office he has become know as one who puts the Constitution in a prime place in his decisions. He has a "Four Way Test" to judge every bill before Congress: "1) Is it moral/right? 2) Is it constitutional? 3) Is it necessary? 4) Is it affordable?"
Broun is a leader in the push for fiscal responsibility. He has voted against bailouts and has sponsored an amendment to the Constitution that would require the balancing of the federal budget. This amendment is gaining the support of his colleagues.
Paul Broun is not a career politician but an old-fashioned physician who even made house calls to his patients. Conservative Victory supports conservatives - and only conservatives for election to the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. That's why Conservative Victory Fund supported Paul Broun when he first ran in the special election in2007 and continue to support his reelections.
Check out our record of electing solid conservatives