Our Record of Accomplishments
Liberals in the "mainstream" media and Hollywood have declared conservatism dead. But that is not true. A number of solid conservatives are fighting against ever growing multi-trillion dollar deficits, more bailouts, and even bigger government. But they need more allies. And that's why Conservative Victory Fund (CVF) exists: to elect conservatives to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
Some conservatives whom CVF has helped elect include:
Representative Michele Bachmann (MN)
U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann is just the kind of principled conservative of which Congress needs more. A mother of five, she and her husband were also foster parents for twenty-three other children. With a background as a tax attorney, she and her husband also run a small business.
In Congress she is an unabashed conservative. That has resulted in her being targeted by liberal groups from throughout the country who spent heavily to defeat her in every election. Chris Matthews has attacked her but she stands up for conservative principles.
CVF is proud to have helped Michele Bachmann before she first received the nomination and has helped her ever since win reelection. This is a race where CVF has made a difference.
Congressman 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.
Congressman Andy Harris (MD)
Conservative Congressman Andy Harris serves Maryland's First Congressional District. Congressman Harris has shown his willingness to take on the tough battles. He first challenged an incumbent RINO in a primary. While he didn't win that race, he ran again and defeated the incumbent RINO in the next primary. The incumbent turned around and endorsed the liberal Democrat. Harris lost narrowly but came back again in 2010 and won handily. CVF is proud to have helped him in 2010 and in earlier races.
Congressman Harris has already shown that he is a leader and fighter in Congress and not afraid to make the tough votes. He has voted again and again to cut the federal budget. As a physician, he knows that Obamacare will lead to less care and a much worse health system here in the United States. That's why he continues to fight to repeal Obamacare.
Conservative Victory Fund has a long history with Congressman Andy Harris as we've helped in his Congressional campaigns. The Congress needs more Andy Harris's.
Senator Jim Inhofe (OK)
Senator Inhofe has voted against each of the bailouts. He also leads the opposition in the Senate to the so-called "cap and trade" proposal that is actually a huge "cap and tax" that will cost every family in the United States, at least, $3,000 per year. As a result, he has been targeted by left-wing environmentalists. Senator Inhofe is also a leader in the Senate Armed Services Committee to keep our nation's military strong. He has visited our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan literally dozens of times. CVF is proud to have helped Senator Inhofe in his campaigns for the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.
Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO)
When Doug Lamborn first ran for Congress, Conservative Victory Fund was there to help him. As a Colorado State Senator, he showed he put principle above politics.
Congressman Doug Lamborn has shown the same courage in the U.S. Congress. He is not afraid to stand up for conservative principles and against the liberal Democrats in Congress. Congressional Quarterly has said that Lamborn had voted against the Democratic agenda in the U.S. House of Representatives more than any other Republican had. National Journal named Congressman Lamborn the most conservative member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Defending American sovereignty has been a top issue for him. He serves as a founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Sovereignty Caucus that opposes efforts by Congress and the Obama Administration to weaken American sovereignty. He has introduced legislation to oppose international meddling in our energy and emissions policies.
Senator Mike Lee (UT)
A newcomer to the Senate but not to the conservative movement is U.S. Senator Mike Lee. Mike Lee received his first lessons in conservatism at the dinner table from his father, Rex Lee, who was Solicitor General for President Reagan. Mike's father instilled in him a deep respect for the Constitution and the principles of the founding fathers.
This respect for the Constitution served him well as a legal clerk for future Supreme Court Justice Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Senator Lee has a well-deserved reputation for his strong support of the U.S. Constitution. He also was the chief sponsor in the Senate of the "Cut, Cap and Balance" initiative that would have started us on the road to a balanced budget and drastically cut spending.
Senator Lee led the 2010 uprising against politics as usual. He defeated an incumbent U.S. Senator in the Utah Republican Convention, then won the primary, and then the general election.
Mike Lee is already establishing himself as the leading constitutional conservative in the Senate. He has proved over his long legal career that he has the sound judgement and keen understanding of the Constitution that is so desperately needed on Capitol Hill. Conservative Victory Fund was honored to be able to help elect such a dedicated and principled conservative to the U.S. Senate.
Senator Jim Risch (ID)
CVF was happy to help bring a new face to the Senate in the 2008 election. After researching Senator Risch's previous political history and positions as well as soliciting his response to a carefully crafted political questionnaire, CVF determined that he was a solid conservative and the right man for Idaho's open senate seat. Already, Senator Risch has been an active conservative and a busy senator-he has already visited Iraq and thanked the troops serving there, he supported a budget freeze to provide time for earmark reform, and he openly opposed the wasteful Congressional budget resolution.
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (CA)
Dana Rohrabacher became a conservative activist in high school. He helped Ronald Reagan be elected Governor of California. After graduating from college, Dana became a journalist and then was one of the young speechwriters for President Ronald Reagan. He returned to his native California and ran for Congress. Conservative Victory Fund endorsed him in the primary and has worked with him ever since.
Congressman Rohrabacher is a low-tax, strong national defense, small government conservative. You might have seen him in the news defending American intelligence agencies from the Obama administration and its liberal left-wing allies. When questioning Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the release of additional intelligence memos that show what our brave men and women learned from captured terrorists, Ms. Clinton took the opportunity to slam former VP Dick Cheney, who had originally called for the release of said documents. But Congressman Rohrabacher held the line, saying, "…I didn't ask you what your opinion is of Dick Cheney and if you want to maintain your credibility with us, what is your opinion on the release of those documents?" And the Congressman has also led the attack on the issue of transferring US missile technology to China, saying that it betrays our national security.
Thanks to its supporters, CVF had victories in 2008. In the Senate, Conservative Victory Fund helped elect and re-elect a number of conservatives including: Senators Jim Inhofe (OK), John Cornyn (TX), Roger Wicker (MS), Jeff Sessions (AL), Pat Roberts (KS), and Saxby Chambliss (GA) (whom CVF helped in the general election and subsequent runoff) among others. Also, Jim Risch became a new conservative face in the Senate when he won Larry Craig's Senate seat with the help of Conservative Victory Fund.
During its 40 year history Conservative Victory Fund always looks to open seats to make sure conservatives fill them whenever possible. 2008 was no different. CVF helped conservative stalwart Tom McClintock win an open seat in California though millions were spent on behalf of his opponent. Also in California, CVF helped Duncan D. Hunter win election (he had recently returned from active duty service in our nation's armed forces). In Colorado, Mike Coffman won a hard fought contest for Tom Tancredo's seat. In Florida, CVF was active helping Bill Posey win an open seat and Tom Rooney defeat Democrat incumbent Tim Mahoney. CVF's efforts in Illinois helped conservative Aaron Schock win and become the youngest member elected to Congress. And in Utah, after conservatives showed their lack of faith in incumbent Chris Cannon, Jason Chaffetz won his seat. And in a special election in Louisiana CVF helped John Fleming win his open seat race.
The liberals and their allies in the media targeted a number of solid conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives for defeat. Conservative Victory Fund helped many who were reelected. These include: Congressmen Mark Souder (IN), Michele Bachmann (MN), Scott Garrett (NJ), John Shadegg (AZ), Dana Rohrabacher (CA), Doug Lamborn (CO), and Jean Schmidt (OH) -- to mention a few..
More conservatives CVF has helped over the years
- Jim Risch and Jim McClure of Idaho
- Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
- Jim Talent of Missouri
- Saxby Chambliss and late Paul Coverdell of Georgia
- The late Chic Hecht and Paul Laxalt of Nevada
- Jim DeMint and the late Strom Thurmond of South Carolina
- Jon Kyl and the late Barry Goldwater of Arizona
- John Barrasso, Craig Thomas, and Mike Enzi of Wyoming
- Conrad Burns of Montana
- Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania
- Michael Crapo and Steve Symms of Idaho
- Johnny Isakson of Georgia
- Jeff Sessions of Alabama
- Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma
- George Allen of Virginia
- David Vitter of Louisiana
- The late Jesse Helms, the late John East and Richard Burr of North Carolina
- Jim Bunning of Kentucky
- Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts of Kansas
- John Thune of South Dakota
- Roger Wicker of Mississippi
- Dana Rohrabacher, Chris Cox, Tom McClintock, Elton Gallegly, Duncan D. Hunter, Richard Pombo, and Ed Royce of California
- J.D. Hayworth, Trent Franks, and Jeff Flake of Arizona
- Tom Tancredo, Bob Beauprez, Marilyn Musgrave, Doug Lamborn, and Mike Coffman of Colorado
- Pete Sessions, Jeb Hensarling, Ted Poe, Louie Gohmert, Mike McCaul, Kenny Marchant, Pete Olson, and Ron Paul of Texas
- Chris Chocola, and Mike Pence of Indiana
- Steve Chabot, Bob Latta, Jean Schmidt, and Jim Jordan of Ohio
- Paul Ryan and Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin
- Gil Gutknecht and Mark Kennedy of Minnesota
- Bob Goodlatte, Jo Ann Davis, Thelma Drake, and Randy Forbes of Virginia
- Robert Aderholt of Alabama
- Adam Putnam, Tom Feeney, Tom Rooney, Katherine Harris, and Ric Keller of Florida
- Don Manzullo, Peter Roskam of Illinois
- Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland
- Ernest Istook, Tom Cole, and John Sullivan of Oklahoma
- Steve King of Iowa
- Jon Porter of Nevada
- Scott Garrett of New Jersey
- Gresham Barrett of South Carolina
- Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz of Utah
- Patrick McHenry, Walter Jones, Robin Hayes, and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina
- Geoff Davis of Kentucky
- Lynn Westmoreland, Paul Broun, and Phil Gingrey of Georgia
- Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska.
- Blaine Luetkemeyer, and Sam Graves of Missouri
- John Duncan, Jr. of Tennessee
- John Fleming of Louisiana