Now we take Georgia, then we change the world. Now we take Georgia, then we change America.

Senator Chuck Schumer, would-be Democrat Majority Leader

If the Democrats win the run-off Senate elections in Georgia and win control of the Senate, remember what Joe Biden and other Democrats have been pushing:

HIGHER TAXES

GREEN NEW DEAL

PACKING THE SUPREME COURT

DEFUNDING POLICE

END OF U.S. ENERGY INDEPENDENCE BY ENDING FRACKING & LOSING AMERICAN JOBS

TAXPAYER FUNDING OF ABORTION

ATTACKS ON SECOND AMENDMENT

HUGE EXPANSION OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN YOUR HEALTHCARE

And that's just the beginning.

Dem senator: 'Hundreds' of Trump-appointed judges 'too far right to be allowed to sit peaceably'

Sen. Chris Coons is calling for sweeping federal court reform following Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying there are "hundreds" of President Trump-appointed judges in the lower courts who are too right-leaning to be "allowed to sit peaceably."

McConnell on COVID-19 Relief

LOUISVILLE, KY- U.S.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding COVID-19 relief:

"Speaker Pelosi has wasted months playing political games with the health and financial security of American families.

"Republicans have tried numerous times to secure bipartisan agreement where possible and get aid out the door while these endless talks continue. But Speaker Pelosi keeps saying she feels "nothing" is better than "something" and clinging to far-left demands that are designed to kill any hope of a deal.

"If Speaker Pelosi ever lets the House reach a bipartisan agreement with the Administration, the Senate would of course consider it. But Americans need help now.

"Working families have spent months waiting for Speaker Pelosi's Marie Antoinette act to stop. They should not have to wait any longer.

"Next week, Senate Republicans will move to break this logjam. The Senate will vote on hundreds of billions of dollars for targeted relief programs that Democrats do not even claim to oppose.

"Nobody thinks this $500B+ proposal would resolve every problem forever. It would deliver huge amounts of additional help to workers and families right now while Washington keeps arguing over the rest."

Far-Left VP Candidate Harris Mimics Biden: Makes Up Fake History

"Harris claimed at the VP debate that Abraham Lincoln refused to nominate a candidate for Chief Justice in October 1864 because "Honest Abe said, it's not the right thing to do" and wanted the people to vote first.

"Lincoln, of course, said no such thing. He sent no nominee to the Senate in October 1864 because the Senate was out of session until December. He sent a nominee the day after the session began, and Salmon P. Chase was confirmed the same day. And Lincoln wanted to dangle the nomination before Chase and several other potential candidates because he wanted them to campaign for him. Lincoln's priority was winning the election, which was necessary to win the war - and he filled the vacancy at the first possible instant.

"Kamala Harris is simply inventing history."

Dan McLaughlin, National Review

VP Candidate Calls Supreme Court Nomination "infection"

From Washington Times 9/28/2020

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala D. Harris said Monday that the American people aren't about to allow the "infection" President Trump has spread throughout the country to infiltrate the U.S. Supreme Court.

"We will not give up and we will not give in," Ms. Harris said in a speech in North Carolina. "We will not let the infection that President Trump has injected into the presidency and into Congress that has paralyzed our politics and pitted Americans against each other spread to the United States Supreme Court."

From the Senate Majority Leader

Democrats' Threats Against Our Institutions Predate This Vacancy By More Than A Year

'If we go on to confirm this nomination after a careful process, then both in 2016 and in 2020, this Senate will simply have provided the typical, normal outcome in each scenario.'

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court:

"I explained yesterday how moving ahead with a vote on the forthcoming Supreme Court nomination will be consistent with history and precedent.

"When an election-year nomination to fill an election-year vacancy occurs in divided government, with a Senate and a President of different parties, the historical norm is that such nominations are not confirmed.

"But the times this has happened after the American people have elected a Senate majority to work alongside a same-party President, every such nominee has been confirmed, save one bizarre exception who had corrupt financial dealings.

"Let me say that again.

"Except for Justice Abe Fortas and his ethical scandals, every single nomination in American history made under our present circumstances has ended in a confirmation. Seven out of eight.

"That's the thing about facts and history. Angry rhetoric does not change them. Partisan finger-pointing does not alter them. Facts simply exist. They are there for everyone to see.

"History and precedent were on this Senate majority's side in 2016 and they are overwhelmingly on our side now.

"If we go on to confirm this nomination after a careful process, then both in 2016 and in 2020, this Senate will simply have provided the typical, normal outcome in each scenario.

"Think about that fact - and then then weigh it against the outcry and hysteria that is already erupting from the far left.

"Yesterday, the Democratic Leader announced on the floor that if the Senate holds a vote on the forthcoming nomination it would, quote, 'spell the end of this supposedly great deliberative body.'

"That's what he said. It would be the death of the Senate. The death of the Senate? If a duly-elected majority of the United States Senate exercises its advice and consent power as it sees fit?

"That is what Senates do. It is in our job description. Presidents make nominations as they see fit, and Senate majorities either provide or withhold advice and consent as we see fit.

"But now our Democratic colleagues tell us that the Senate doing normal senatorial things would 'spell the end' of this institution. Whatever that may mean.

"The Democratic Leader is not alone in these pronouncements.

"Chairman Jerry Nadler of the House Judiciary Committee has already announced that if the Senate majority dares act like a Senate majority, future Democrats should 'immediately move to expand the Supreme Court.'

"From another colleague: 'If [they hold] a vote in 2020, we pack the court in 2021. It's that simple.'

"Speaker Pelosi intimated on television last weekend she may consider launching a new frivolous impeachment simply to tie up the Senate's time. Quote: 'We have our options.'

"The junior Senator for Massachusetts says Democrats 'must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.' The junior Senator for Hawaii says 'all of those matters will be on the agenda.' The senior Senator for Connecticut says 'nothing is off the table.'

"And just yesterday, former Vice President Biden himself refused to rule out that he might seek to pack the Supreme Court."

Hidin' Biden & Left-Winger Harris Quite the Pair

Hidin' Joe Biden and left-wing Senator Kamala Harris make quite the pair. Hidin' Biden's fiscal plan for the United States can be summarized in 2 words: raise taxes.

Left-wing Senator Kamala Harris had the most left-wing voting record in 2019 according to GovTrack.us. That means she voted more liberal than Elizabeth Warren and the self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders - quite an accomplishment.

Don't let the so-called mainstream media fool you into believing this is any kind of a "moderate" ticket. It is even further to the left than Barrack Obama was.

Strong Conservative Cynthia Lummis Wins Wyoming Republican Senate Primary

CVF endorsed former Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis won 60% of the vote in a 9-way race for the Senate nomination from Wyoming. While a member of the U.S. House, she was a House Freedom Caucus member and a leading conservative in that body.

Her Democrat opponent in the general election is a liberal college professor. With her strong campaigning and conservative message for Wyoming, she is a favorite to win the U.S. Senate seat. CVF is proud to have supported and endorsed her in her primary election and will continue to help her in the general election campaign.

Vice President Mike Pence: Freedom & Opportunity or Socialism & Even Bigger Government

While the so-called mainstream media ignored this very important speech, you can watch Vice President MikePence's straight talk about this year's elections by clicking here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcKceqwIMeA

Pelosi's Extreme Left Wing $3 Trillion Wish List Bad for U.S.A.

From Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

"This week, the Speaker published an 1,800-page seasonal catalog of left-wing oddities and called it a coronavirus relief bill. . .Here we go again"

"It would print another round of checks specifically for illegal immigrants. Can you believe it? We forgot to have the Treasury Department send money to people here illegally! My goodness. What an oversight. Thank goodness Democrats are on the case."

"The Speaker's bill also tries to use the virus as cover to implement sweeping changes to election laws that Democrats have wanted for years - like forcing every state to embrace California's sketchy "ballot harvesting," whether they want to or not. And then, the cherry on top. The bold new policy from Washington Democrats that will kick the coronavirus to the curb and save American families from this crisis. Here it is: New annual studies on diversity and inclusion within the cannabis industry. Not one study, but two of them!"

"This is a totally unserious effort. Even the mainstream media says, quote, "neither this bill nor anything resembling it will ever become law. It's a Democratic wish list."

Members of the House Freedom Caucus released the following statement:

Seizing political advantage by promoting progressive politics over practical solutions, Speaker Pelosi's $3 trillion spending binge demands banking regulators play identity politics, funds expansive bailouts for state and local governments, and endangers electoral integrity by prohibiting voter ID requirements and permanently federalizing elections. The legislation includes a frivolous $40 million for "bio-surveillance of wildlife" and another $10 million for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Only once we forge the path to reopen our country swiftly and safely will the challenges facing American families, workers, and job creators be lifted. Freedom is our strength and centralizing power is our weakness.

Conservative Congressman Jim Banks of Indiana:

"The HEROES Act was crafted to serve as a messaging bill, which means it has 0% chance of passing...

...and these are their talking points!?

I can't believe I need to spell this out for House Democrats, but cash-strapped Americans don't want to pay for abortions, send cash to illegal immigrants or have their hard-earned cash used to subsidize coastal elites & failing blue state pension systems!"

CVF Helps Conservatives in May U.S. House Special Elections

CVF supported conservative Republican State Senator Tom Tiffany who on May 12 won a special election to the U.S. House of Representatives representing Wisconsin's 7th District. The Conservative Victory Fund (CVF) helped him to replace conservative Sean Duffy, who resigned because of family medical issues. CVF is the nation's oldest conservative political action committee (PAC), and has been electing conservatives to the House and Senate since 1969.

CVF also helped conservative Mike Garcia in California's 25th District. This was held by a Democrat before she resigned due to a scandal. This congressional district was carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016 and in 2018 was one of the seats that made Nancy Pelosi Speaker. The conservative Republican and former Navy fighter pilot had an 18,000 vote margin as of late morning on May 13. His opponent conceded defeat later in the day, without waiting for all ballots to be counted.

Pelosi and Schumer Seeking Billions and Even Trillions of Dollars More

Conservative House Republican Whip Steve Scalise in an interview on Fox News points out that $150 billion (that's billion with a b) has been sent to the states. Trillions of dollars have already been spent. Here's what Congressman Scalise has to say:

"Well, did [Speaker Pelosi] forget that Congress literally just sent out $150 billion to states just last week? Most of these states just got the money, haven't even started spending it yet and she's talking about giving them more money? For goodness sake, I mean, there are trillions of dollars out the door. We're trying to help families and small businesses hang on right now. And it seems like the only state she's interested in helping are those states that had multi-billion-dollar deficits before COVID-19. We ought to be spending our time making sure that the trillions we sent out the door are being spent properly, and helping those small businesses stay afloat and those families stay afloat so that they can have jobs to come back to when we start opening the economy soon. And we need to start opening up the economy in a safer way as we are doing this right now."

Pelosi Backs Down

At 2 am on April 22, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her unilateral proposal to make a radical change in voting procedures of the U.S. House of Representatives. By noon the same day, she had surrendered to strong opposition by Republicans.

The substitute plan is to have a group including both political parties study the issue of carrying on House business during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Pelosi Making Radical Change in U.S. House on Partisan Basis

Nancy Pelosi has come up with a proxy voting scheme that was posted this morning (April 22) at 2:00 am without consultations with the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Here's what House Republican Leadership has to say about it:

Any changes of this magnitude must be done in a thoughtful, bipartisan manner through regular order and with input from all members of the House. Instead, the Speaker is choosing to capitalize on the crisis and jam through a rules change that could have serious constitutional and institutional repercussions. It is important that the House is able to fulfil its constitutional duties during times of crisis, but a partisan proposal upending over 200 years of precedents that has not been thoroughly contemplated would result in more questions than answers.

House Republicans stand ready to work with the Majority on how to establish a safe and effective plan for reopening the government in a bipartisan way; unfortunately, the approach that the Democrats are pursuing does not accomplish that goal.

A Little Sanity In A Time of Insanity

(Part 2 of a series)

Much of the media in this country has heralded China's government's (that's the Chinese Communist Party's) handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Using the CCP numbers of deaths and the infected as if they were actually real numbers.

There are only 2 problems with this slavish acceptance of the CCP propaganda:

  1. The first infections were in late November or early December at the latest. The Chinese Communist functionaries were either denying anything was going on at all or saying nothing to worry about as there is no human-to- human transmission. They did not become more forthcoming until mid to later January. How many lives in other countries did this coverup by the Communists cost?
  2. The ridiculously low numbers coming from China on infected people and deaths were largely bogus. The American Enterprise Institute released a study based on population and migration figures that estimates 2.7 million people in China have been infected. Not the tens of thousands that has been reported. How many have actually died is unknown.

Back in February Senator Tom Cotton was roundly criticized by these same media types for suggesting that the virus may have come from a high-security biochemical lab in Wuhan. In Senator Cotton's own words, "I'm suggesting we need to be open to all possibilities and we need to demand that China open up and be transparent so a team of international experts can figure out exactly where this virus originated."

China has yet to open up as Senator Cotton urged. The origins are still murky but more and more scrutiny is being directed at this Wuhan lab as the possible source.

When much of the U.S. media is willing to accept the propaganda of the Chinese Communist Party's government because it fits their own biases, that's insanity. Journalists are supposed to seek the truth as best they can, not add to the confusion and insanity.

A Little Sanity In A Time of Insanity

(Part 1 of a series)

Panic buying of household necessities, warnings of huge loss of life, stock market tanking and more but let's take a step back and take a look at what is really happening.

In Sunday April 12th's Washington Post was the following headline "U.S. Deaths top 20,000, exceeding the total in Italy." In my view any deaths from COVID-19 are too many, but let's get a little perspective here. Italy has a population of 60.4 million. The United States has a population of 330 million - more than 5 times of Italy. Was this headline meant to inform or to cause even more anxiety among people? You and I both know the answer to that question.

Now if we look at the countries of the European Union starting at Denmark in the north and to Portugal and Spain along the Atlantic seaboard to Italy in the east, the 9 countries within that area have a population of almost 291 million. As of April 11 figures, they had 674,420 confirmed cases of COVID-19. With its population of 330 million, the U.S. had 542,023 confirmed cases - over 100,00 less with a population larger by 39 million.

Looking at deaths these countries in Europe had a loss of 61,074 people compared to 20,463 in the U.S. Comparing U.S to Italy? That's fear mongering not serious reporting.

Democrats Play Politics with Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Monday March 23 Democrats in the Senate voted in lockstep to block any proceedings on a coronavirus stimulus bill. On Sunday they pulled the same tactic. At one point, Democrats even blocked Senator Susan Collins of Maine from speaking.

Senator Josh Hawley Pushes Censure of Senate Democrat Leader Schumer Over Threats to Justices Gorsuch & Kavanaugh

Following rebukes of Schumer by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Josh Hawley (whom CVF supported in his 2018 campaign for the U.S. Senate) introduced a Senate resolution to censure Schumer.

Senator Hawley was immediately joined in this effort by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), Martha McSally (R-AZ), David Perdue (R-GA), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Rick Scott (R-FL), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Thom Tillis (R-NC).

Chief Justice Roberts rebuke of Schumer included the following: "Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous, All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter."

On March 5, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke out on the Senate floor calling Schumer's comments "reckless and irresponsible."

Schumer had threatened Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh by saying, "I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions."

Remember Schumer's goal is to take over the Senate in November so nominations and confirmations like Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh will end.

Special Elections 2020

Liberal Democrat governors in California and New York have decided that residents of a Congressional District in each of their states do not deserve Congressional representation in the U.S. House until after regular elections on November 3, 2020. Each of the 2 seats was held by a Republican.

Another House seat in California held by the now infamous Democrat Katie Hill will hold its primary March 3 with the two top vote getters moving on to the special election May 12. The Democrats think they can keep this seat though it had been held by a Republican prior to the2018 election.

In Wisconsin, the resignation of conservative Republican Sean Duffy had led to a primary on February 18 with a special election on May 12. Another conservative Republican can hold this seat.

McConnell to Pelosi: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Impeachment

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks December 19 on the Senate floor regarding impeachment:

'Now, of course there is the matter of the articles of impeachment themselves.

'In a highly unusual step, the Speaker of the House continues to hem and haw about whether and when she intends to take the normal next step and transmit the House's accusations to the Senate.

'Some House Democrats imply they are withholding the articles for some kind of "leverage" so they can dictate the Senate process to Senators. I admit, I'm not sure what "leverage" there is in refraining from sending us something we do not want!

'Meanwhile, other House Democrats seem to be suggesting they'd prefer never to transmit the articles. And the Speaker of the House herself has been unclear on this. Her message has been somewhat muddled.

'So we have this fascinating situation where, following House Democrats' rush to impeachment, following weeks of pronouncements about the urgency of this situation, the prosecutors have now developed cold feet.

'The House Democrat "prosecution" seem to have gotten cold feet and to be unsure whether they even want to proceed to a trial.

'Like I said - a pretty unusual spectacle. And, in my view, not one that reflects well on the House.

'So we'll continue to see how this develops, and whether the House Democrats ever work up the courage to take their accusations to trial.

'But let me close with this. I am proud the Senate came together today to confirm more well-qualified nominees and pass major legislation for the American people.

'I wish all my colleagues a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a joyous New Year. I hope everyone enjoys this important time with our families and loved ones.

'We'll see you in 2020.'

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise Blasts Impeachment as an Abuse of Power

"... You look at the catch-all articles of impeachment. It wasn't the bribery and the quid pro quo that were alleged for months, because there was none. And so that's not in the articles of impeachment. So, you see these catch-all phrases like 'abuse of power,' 'obstruction of Congress,' and then you read what they allege to be obstruction of Congress - it's the President exercising his rights. The different federal agencies that were asked for information, this is the obstruction of Congress. These federal agencies all responded, they responded to the committee, said here, let's have a conversation about how to get you information that you want without violating the executive privileges that every President's been afforded."

"Not going after a President because he broke the law, but going after a President because you don't like him, you're unhappy that he got elected in 2016, and you're afraid he might get elected again in 2020. Well you know what, I trust the people of this country to make that decision next year, and they will. Not Members of Congress who have expressed that they wanted him impeached before he took the oath of office. Members of Congress & who said, 'impeachable offenses aren't required to impeach a President.' And so, when we talk of abuse of power, absolutely - that's an abuse of power."

Senate Judiciary Chair Attacks Democrat House Impeachment Resolution as "Unfair" and "Dangerous"

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on the House of Representatives vote to formalize the impeachment inquiry.

"Voting to legitimize an unfair process does not make it fair. When it comes to President Trump, the rules seemingly always have to be different.

"This vote legitimizes a process that denies the President:

" the right to counsel in the House Intelligence Committee, and

" makes the Republican minority subservient to the will of Adam Schiff in the House Intelligence Committee when it comes to interviewing witnesses.

"These procedures are grossly different than what has been used in the past and extremely dangerous to the future of the Presidency. I appreciate those who vote against this resolution and are fighting the good fight.

"Very sad and unnecessary day for America."

Democrats Ignore Schiff's Lies on Impeachment: Stop Censure of Schiff

Congressman Andy Biggs, the new Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, has led efforts in the House to censure Congressman Adam Schiff -- Nancy Pelosi's choice to run the House Democrats' impeachment operation against President Trump -- who has lied to the American people and refuses to open the impeachment proceedings to public scrutiny.

Below Congressman Biggs discussed the censure resolution he offered on October 21, 2019.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, the House of Representatives tabled Congressman Andy Biggs' motion to condemn and censure Adam Schiff. The vote, along partisan lines, allowed Chairman Adam Schiff to escape formal House discipline for his abhorrent behavior. The resolution specifically condemned his false retelling of the conversation between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky during a recent Congressional hearing, for spreading false accusations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election, and for concealing his dealings with the whistleblower from the rest of the Intelligence Committee and lying to the American public about it.

Before the vote, 184 Members of Congress cosponsored the motion.

Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:

"I am disappointed that my Democrat colleagues failed to uphold the integrity of the House of Representatives by condemning the actions of Chairman Adam Schiff. An impeachment proceeding to remove a duly elected President is one of the most solemn decisions a Member of Congress may be forced to make in their tenure. Instead of operating with integrity, Adam Schiff misled the American people about the content of the transcript being used to drive the most recent impeachment narrative against President Donald Trump. Mr. Schiff may not have been held accountable tonight, but the American people are very much aware of his reckless disregard for the truth. They will not tolerate his calculated words and actions as he continues his secret, unauthorized impeachment inquiry to undermine the will of the American people."

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-term Representative from Arizona's Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.

Scalise: Democrats Launched Impeachment Inquiry on False Rumors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement upon the Trump administration's release of the Ukraine transcript:

"It's now clear that Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry on the basis of rumors, rumors that turned out to be false. After reviewing the transcript of the call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky, it is clear that there was absolutely no quid pro quo, and no laws broken on the call. Speaker Pelosi, who pledged that the President broke the law, owes the American people an apology for her calls to begin impeachment proceedings when there is no basis for that reckless decision."

Graham and McConnell Demand Due Process Rights for President Trump

Senator Mitch McConnell and the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lindsey Graham, have introduced a Senate Resolution urging the House of Representatives to begin respecting the precedents and due process safeguards that have been abandoned thus far in impeachment inquiry proceedings.

Senator McConnell noted: "These are not partisan matters. They are extremely serious questions of due process and the rule of law."

CVF Supported Candidates Win In North Carolina Congressional Special Elections

The special election in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District received national attention. President Trump and Vice President Pence both came into the district to boost the conservative candidate Dan Bishop. Thanks to President Trump's last minute rally to get out the vote, solid conservative Dan Bishop was victorious even though Democrats poured millions upon millions of dollars into this race. Conservative Victory Fund's supporters helped Dan Bishop win election.

In the other special election in the 3rd Congressional District conservative Greg Murphy also won election by a wide margin.

Three special Congressional elections have been held this year: 1 in Pennsylvania and 2 in North Carolina. Conservative Republican have won each of them. The Democrats had talked about taking over these seats but came up very short of doing that.

President Ronald Reagan on the 4th of July (July 4, 1986)

An excerpt from President Ronald Reagan on what Independence Day means and its significance for all Americans:

"It's recorded that shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia celebrations took place throughout the land, and many of the former Colonists - they were just starting to call themselves Americans - set off cannons and marched in fife and drum parades.

"What a contrast with the sober scene that had taken place a short time earlier in Independence Hall. Fifty-six men came forward to sign the parchment. It was noted at the time that they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honors. And that was more than rhetoric; each of those men knew the penalty for high treason to the Crown. "We must all hang together," Benjamin Franklin said, "or, assuredly, we will all hang separately." And John Hancock, it is said, wrote his signature in large script so King George could see it without his spectacles. They were brave. They stayed brave through all the bloodshed of the coming years. Their courage created a nation built on a universal claim to human dignity, on the proposition that every man, woman, and child had a right to a future of freedom.

"For just a moment, let us listen to the words again: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." Last night when we rededicated Miss Liberty and relit her torch, we reflected on all the millions who came here in search of the dream of freedom inaugurated in Independence Hall. We reflected, too, on their courage in coming great distances and settling in a foreign land and then passing on to their children and their children's children the hope symbolized in this statue here just behind us: the hope that is America. It is a hope that someday every people and every nation of the world will know the blessings of liberty."

CVF BACKED CONSERVATIVE WINS PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL ELECTION

Fred Keller is the new Congressman from Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District. Keller was a conservative state representative in the Pennsylvania legislature. Keller will be a welcome addition for conservatives in the U.S. House. He was sworn in on June 3rd.

BIDEN'S BOMBAST: "NOT ONE WHISPER OF SCANDAL"

Presidential candidate Joe Biden is at it again -- telling things that are let's say somewhat less than accurate.

One of his most recent: Joe Biden on "The View" saying, "not one whisper of scandal" in the Obama Administration.

He seems to be forgetting the scandals of the Obama Administration, and there are plenty. Of course, the so-called mainstream media downplayed them all. The scandals include:

  • Operation Fast and Furious: the Obama Justice Department didn't know the location of thousands of guns it allowed to get into the hands of criminals. One was the murder weapon for the fatal shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email scandal: Even then FBI Director James Comey called her and her associates "extremely careless in handling confidential and secret information."
  • IRS abuses: Under the Obama Administration, the IRS was used to target political and ideological opponents.
  • Benghazi: Resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 others.
  • Office of Personnel Management hacking scandal: Biggest data breach in the history of the federal government allowing millions of federal employees' records to fall into bad hands even though Obama's OPM Director was warned about serious security problems with the federal records.
  • Spying on journalists: AP had phone records seized without being told. James Rosen of Fox News was spied on and harassed so much that even Attorney General Eric Holder felt "remorse."
  • Veterans: According to a Heritage Foundation article, "at least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at a Phoenix Veterans Administration facility&" and there was much more to the scandal. Even then President Obama stated in 2016 that "it was scandalous what happened."
  • Iran: The pallet of cash that the Obama Administration sent to Iran by special plane, the Iran nuclear deal, President Obama's silence during the Green Revolution of 2009 that was brutally put down by the ruling clique, and more.
  • And then only to mention a few more, there were the EPA polluting the Colorado River; the GSA (General Services Administration) scandal of hundreds of thousands of dollars being spent on lavish parties and more; the Secret Service scandal of hiring prostitutes in Colombia and leaving sensitive government documents unprotected in their hotel rooms; and Solyndra and other "crony capitalism" deals where billions in government funds were given to companies that were liked by the Obama Administration.

No Joe "not a whisper" but a roar of one scandal after another.

Senate 2020: Mainstream Media Hype Dem Chances But Conservatives Have Pickup Opportunities

The 2020 election includes 22 Senate seats held by Republicans and 12 held by Democrats. .

If you listen to the so-called mainstream media (when they're not bashing President Trump and fawning over Democrat Presidential candidates), they are promoting Senate Democrats and trying to help liberal New York Senator Chuck Schumer become Senate Majority Leader.

Let's take a look at five states now held by Democrats where conservatives can win with the right candidates and sufficient financial support.

Alabama: President Trump carried this state by almost 600,000 votes or 63% of the total vote. In a special election for the Jeff Sessions seat in 2017, the Democrat Doug Jones won with only 50% of the vote. A good solid conservative can win this seat back.

Michigan: President Trump carried Michigan with a slim margin in 2016. However, with a strong Senate candidate and President Trump carrying Michigan again this seat can be won.

New Hampshire: President Trump only lost New Hampshire by 2,732 votes. This state has a very popular Republican governor. A solid conservative candidate who is willing to campaign hard can win here.

Minnesota: President Trump only lost the state by less than half a percentage point. With the blue collar Democrats and Republicans put together in a coalition, a conservative can win. It will take a strong candidate who can take the issues to the voters.

New Mexico: With the retirement of liberal Senator Tom Udall, an opportunity is available here. While President Trump lost the state, an open Senate seat offers the chance to pick up a seat that otherwise would not be possible.

HOUSE DEMOCRATS SAY YES TO VOTER FRAUD AND NO TO FIRST AMENDMENT

House Democrats under Speaker Pelosi on a straight party line vote passed HR 1. This bill will make voter fraud easier, attempt to destroy First Amendment guarantees to American citizens, help Democrat incumbents keep their House majority, win the Senate, and take over the White House -- quite an accomplishment in one bill.

As one knowledgeable Congressional insider said, "This a preview for what the Democrats want to do in 2021 if they keep the U.S. House, take over the Senate, and win the White House."

HR 1 would make elections open to more fraud and harm nonprofit advocacy groups that don't agree with the left. (For more on HR 1 see below: "Pelosi Democrats Trying to Protect Their Incumbents by Changing Laws.").

HR 1 is just part of the House Democrats' plan. Other parts include the so-called Green New Deal, huge increases in taxes, destruction of the Trump Administration through dozens of investigations, and ignoring American national security needs.

DEMOCRATS ALREADY TARGETING U.S. HOUSE SEATS FOR 2020

A recent strategy memo from ultra-liberal Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), has targeted 33 Republican held or open Congressional seats.

The DCCC and its leadership are viewing their successes in 2018 as "the tip of the iceberg" and are using the lessons that they learned then to prepare for 2020.

Among the House districts targeted are 6 in Texas, 3 in North Carolina, 4 in New York, and 3 in Pennsylvania. Among the 33 incumbents that the Pelosi Democrats have listed are conservatives like Scott Perry in Pennsylvania, freshman Chip Roy in Texas, Andy Barr in Kentucky, Steve Chabot in Ohio, and George Holding in North Carolina -- to mention only 5. Each has received CVF support in past elections.

PELOSI DEMOCRATS TRYING TO PROTECT THEIR INCUMBENTS BY CHANGING LAWS

Conservative Victory Fund's Executive Director signed onto the following statement from the Conservative Action Project. The statement below spells out how the Democrats under Pelosi are trying yet again to hijack our elections.

Conservatives Oppose H.R. 1, the Ultimate Fantasy of the Left

January 28, 2019
Washington, DC

Conservatives are united in opposing H.R. 1, the attempt by House Democrats to fundamentally undermine the American electoral system.

While they cloak the bill in terms of "restoring democracy" and "preventing corruption," the legislation has one goal: to protect incumbents, at the expense of the First Amendment, federalism, and individual voter integrity.

H.R. 1 undermines the First Amendment. H.R. 1 undoes key Supreme Court cases that protect elections as fundamental to free speech. It would allow the Federal Election Commission to track and catalogue more of what Americans are saying, register even very small political donations, and make public those who donate to different charitable and nonprofit organizations. The legislation will subject private citizens to intimidation and harassment for their private and political beliefs, far broader than what was done in the IRS targeting scandal in 2013.

H.R. 1 yanks election authority away from the states. H.R. 1 reasserts the ability of the federal government to micromanage state elections through a process known as "preclearance." Preclearance, which was previously overturned by the Supreme Court, requires states to get permission from the federal government for changes as small as modifying the hours of an election office, or moving a voting location from a school gym to the library. Critically, none of these practices would undo any fraud or corruption. Rather, these same practices result in incorrect registrations and inaccurate voter data, while failing to address actual corrupt practices like ballot harvesting. Moreover, they are all designed to eliminate the federalism that keeps elections transparent, local, and fair.

H.R. 1 attacks individual voter integrity. America was founded on the principle of "one person, one vote." H.R. 1 turns this on its head by weaponizing every aspect of the political regulatory system. The Federal Election Commission, which is currently a neutral body, would be given a 3-2 makeup, guaranteeing a partisan outcome with little accountability toward the actual votes which are cast. H.R. 1 also includes a 600 percent government match for political donations, and authorizes even more public dollars to campaigns. The bill also wants to make Election Day a new paid holiday for government workers, with additional paid vacation given to bureaucrats to oversee the polls. All of these changes are designed to distance the outcome of the election from those casting their votes.

H.R. 1 would also implement the following changes:

" Forces states to implement mandatory voter registration, removing civic participation as a voluntary choice, and increasing chances for error.
" Mandates that states allow all felons to vote.
" Forces states to extend periods of early voting, which has shown to have no effect on turnout.
" Mandates same-day voter registration, which encourages voter fraud.
" Limits the ability of states to cooperate to see who is registered in multiple states at the same time.
" Prohibits election observers from cooperating with election officials to file formal challenges to suspicious voter registrations.
" Criminalizes protected political speech by making it a crime to "discourage" someone from voting
" Bars states from making their own laws about voting by mail.
" Prohibits chief election officials in each state from participating in federal election campaigns.
" Mandates free mailing of absentee ballots.
" Mandates that states adopt new redistricting commissions.

H.R. 1 would cause sweeping and irrevocable damage to the free speech, privacy, and integrity that are central components to free and fair elections in America. We oppose H.R. 1 in the strongest terms, and urge all conservatives to do likewise.

SPEAKER PELOSI TO PRESIDENT TRUMP: PUT OFF STATE OF UNION SPEECH

PRESIDENT TRUMP TO SPEAKER PELOSI: NO GOVERNMENT PLANE FOR FOREIGN TRIP, STAY HOME & NEGOTIATE (President Trump's Letter below)

President Trump has told Speaker Nancy Pelosi that walls do work and that America must secure its southern border. It's time for her to seriously negotiate to provide Americans security and to end the shutdown, not the time for foreign trips.

Below is the actual text of President Trump's letter to Speaker Pelosi.

Dear Madam Speaker:

Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate. I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the Shutdown. Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.

I look forward to seeing you soon and even more forward to watching our open and dangerous Southern Border finally receive the attention, funding, and security it so desperately deserves!

Sincerely,

Donald J. Trump

CVF Backed Candidate Wins Mississippi Runoff for Senate Seat

With the support of the Conservative Victory Fund, the nation's oldest conservative political action committee (PAC), Cindy Hyde-Smith won the November 27th special U.S. Senate runoff election in Mississippi. While the media up until the last was hyping her liberal Democrat opponent, Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated him by an 8% margin - not exactly a close race.

Cindy Hyde-Smith's victory means there will be 53 Republicans in the Senate starting in January. This means more conservative, constitutionalist judges can be approved without having to rely on 2 "moderate" Republican Senators.

With the pickup of new Senators in Missouri, Indiana, Florida, and North Dakota who were supported by CVF and the election of conservative stalwart Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee (also CVF supported), the Senate should be more conservative than it has been in years.

CVF Helps Elect and Re-Elect Solid Conservatives to U.S. House

While Republicans lost their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, conservatives across the country supported by Conservative Victory Fund were elected or re-elected. Our friend Jim Jordan was re-elected in Ohio, as was Steve Chabot. Three of CVF supported candidates were successful in North Carolina. These include two incumbents targeted by Democrats.

In West Virginia, solid conservative Alex Mooney was re-elected while Carol Miller will be representingessional district. Two House candidates supported by CVF won in Texas including new member and solid conservative Chip Roy in TX-21 and Michael Cloud in TX-27.

Other new House members backed by CVF include Minnesota's Pete Stauber, Denver Riggleman in Virginia, Idaho's Russ Fulcher, and Greg Steube in Florida. We helped Greg Pence join the Indiana delegation, after backing his brother Mike for election and re-election to the House before he was elected Governor of Indiana and then Vice President.

We helped solid conservative and Freedom Caucus member Scott Perry in Pennsylvania survive being targeted by the big spending Hollywood and other liberal elites.

Other states where candidates helped by CVF were successful include Arizon the third Congra, California, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

CVF Backed Candidates Successful in U.S. Senate Races But Not Over Yet

Ted Cruz in Texas, Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee, Josh Hawley in Missouri, Mike Braun in Indiana, and Ken Cramer in North Dakota are all victorious and all supported by the Conservative Victory Fund political action committee (PAC). (See below for more information on some of these races.)

In Florida Rick Scott has been declared victorious over liberal Democrat Senator Ben Nelson.

In the special election for the Mississippi Senate seat that was vacated by the resignation of then Senator Thad Cochran there will be a runoff on November 27. The two leading candidates going into the runoff are the Republican (who was appointed to fill the Cochran seat) Cindy Hyde-Smith versus the liberal Democrat Mike Espy (who was in President Bill Clinton's Cabinet).

Senator Ted Cruz: "This election was a battle of ideas"

Senator Ted Cruz's great victory in Texas is one of which conservatives throughout the country can be proud. While ultra-liberals from such places as Hollywood, New York City, and Silicon Valley provided his opponent Beto O'Rourke with an unbelievable $70 million, Senator Ted Cruz proved that hard work, a strong commitment to conservative principles, and putting those principles into practice can still win.

As Senator Ted Cruz said election night, "This election was a battle of ideas.... The people of Texas rendered a verdict that we want a future with more jobs, and more security, and more freedom. . . Securing the border and keeping our community safe and defending the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and that is a common sense agenda that unites Texans from every part of the state."

Ted Cruz will continue being a leader for conservatives throughout our great country. Conservative Victory Fund is proud to support him and congratulates him and the people of Texas on his win.

Tennessee Conservatism Comes to the Fore: Blackburn Big Winner

According to the Democrats and much of the news media a short time ago, Texas and Tennessee were supposed to show the strength of the Democrats in the 2018 Senate elections. Much ballyhooed Beto O'Rouke in Texas and former Governor Phil Bredesen in Tennessee were supposed to help lead the Democrats to a Senate majority. It didn't quite work out.

In Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn easily beat the former Governor to take over the Senate seat held by the retiring Senator Bob Corker. The new Senator won by 10 percentage points (more than 242,000 votes) over Bredesen.

Marsha Blackburn is known in Congress as a solid conservative. She began her campaign by calling herself a "hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative." In her victory speech Senator-elect Blackburn thanked President Trump and Vice President Pence for their help. She also stated that she will "work with the President and keep this nation on the path to prosperity that we are on today."

Look for Marsha Blackburn to be another leader for conservatives in the Senate.

Big Missouri Victory for Conservatives

In the last few days of the campaign, soon-to-be former Senator Claire McCaskill attacked "crazy Democrats" (her words) and said how she wasn't one. But the residents of Missouri knew better.

With McCaskill's lifetime conservative vote rating of 11.45% by the American Conservative Union and her vote against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, she showed exactly what she was.

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley defeated McCaskill handily by almost 6 percentage points and received over 145,000 votes more than she did.

In the words of Senator-elect Hawley, "What the people of Missouri said tonight is that they want a Senator who actually stands with the people of Missouri, who represents our values & and who will fight for us in Washington, DC. And I will." He also promised to fight to secure the border with Mexico, to push for pro-Constitution judges, and to "bring back jobs from overseas to get wages growing."

Another conservative supported by CVF.

Hall of Shame: Seven Senate Democrats Targeted by CVF Opposed Kavanaugh Confirmation to Supreme Court

How can anyone forget the savage attacks that recently took place on Judge Kavanaugh, his wife and daughters during his recent confirmation hearings?

The seven Democrats below all voted against the Judge Kavanaugh's nomination even after the despicable attacks on him and his family. While protesters disrupted hearings and Democrat Senators worked to destroy Judge Kavanaugh's reputation, the following Senators went along to deny Judge Kavanaugh a seat on the Supreme Court.

Conservative Victory Fund is helping the pro-Kavanaugh opponent of each of these 7 incumbents who were anti-Kavanaugh. (Four of the seven also voted against the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. A fifth -- Senator Smith of Minnesota -- had not yet taken the soon-to-be vacant Senate seat of Al Franken.)

State . . . . . . . U.S. Senator . . . . . Gorsuch . . . . . . . Kavanaugh

Florida . . . . . . . Nelson . . . . . . . . . . Nay . . . . . . . . . . Nay

Indiana . . . . . . Donnelly . . . . . . . . . Yea . . . . . . . . . . Nay

Minnesota . . . . Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A . . . . . . . . . . Nay

Missouri . . . . . . McCaskill . . . . . . . . . . Nay . . . . . . . . . .Nay

Montana . . . . . .Tester . . . . . . . . . . . . Nay . . . . . . . . . .Nay

North Dakota . . Heitkamp . . . . . . . . . . Yea . . . . . . . . . .Nay

Wisconsin . . . . . Baldwin . . . . . . . . . . . Nay . . . . . . . . . Nay

Update: More CVF-Backed Candidates Win Primaries

With the primary season beginning to wind down and the vitally important November elections fast approaching, Conservative Victory Fund has supported solid conservative open seat candidates and incumbents in primaries across the country. An earlier report that can be found on this site listed some of CVF-supported candidates and incumbents who have already won their primaries.

Within the past few weeks, several more primaries have taken place. Among Senate primaries that CVF- backed candidates won in August are the following:

  • U.S. Senator John Barrasso, Wyoming
  • U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee
  • MO Attorney General Josh Hawley, Missouri
  • State Senator Karin Housley, Minnesota

Each is now running for the U.S. Senate. Marsha Blackburn is running for an open Senate seat in Tennessee against a Democrat former governor.

Josh Hawley is running against liberal Claire McCaskill in Missouri where McCaskill said she was going on an RV tour of the state and later had to admit that she was using her private plane for part of the time. McCaskill also is known as a reliable vote for Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer and has been part of the effort to hamstring the Senate.

State Senator Karen Housley is known as a courageous conservative leader in the Minnesota legislature. Her opponent in November is the appointed and self-described "progressive" Tina Smith who is and promises to be one of the most liberal Senators in the U.S. Senate who opposes constitutionalist judges on all levels and is a willing participant in Chuck Schumer's obstructionism in the Senate.

CVF-Backed Candidates Winning Primaries

Many primaries for the U.S. Congress have already taken place. Several states are still having their primaries like Minnesota, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.

CVF supported solid conservative open seat candidates and incumbents in primaries across the country. Among primaries that CVF- backed candidates won are the following:

  • Michael Cloud, TX-27 (Open seat and special election due to resignation of incumbent)
  • Russ Fulcher, ID-1 (Open seat due to incumbent Raul Labrador running for Governor)
  • Greg Pence, IN-6 (Open seat due to incumbent Luke Messer ran in primary for U.S. Senate. Greg is also the brother of Vice President Mike Pence who was supported by CVF in each of his Congressional elections and is a good friend of CVF)
  • Dana Rohrabacher, CA-48 (Incumbent who had to run in the California "jungle" primary where all candidates who seek the office run against each other and the top two vote getters face each other in the November election)
  • Chip Roy, TX-21 (Open seat due to Lamar Smith's retirement)
  • Jay Webber, NJ-11 (Open seat due to incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen's retirement)

President Trump Nominates Constitutionalist for Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate with its Republican majority has approved more than 20 judges for the nation's second highest courts. President Trump's successful nomination and approval of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court also depended on the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate.

Now President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the latest Supreme Court vacancy. Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer has already declared all-out war on this nominee. Schumer and his left-wing allies in the Senate and in the media are attacking with half-truths and some outright falsehoods as part of their attempt to take back the Senate in November. The result would be no more good nominees to the Supreme Court and other federal courts. That why this November's election is so important.

Below see some examples how Judge Brett Kavanaugh has already stood up against overreaching regulations.

Rejects Agency Overreach

Judge Kavanaugh has overruled federal agency action 75 times.

In White Stallion Energy Center LLC v. EPA, Judge Kavanaugh rejected EPA's efforts to impose massive emissions regulations without considering costs.

  • In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Scalia, the Supreme Court agreed.

In Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA, Judge Kavanaugh argued in dissent from denial of rehearing en banc that the Obama EPA's burdensome greenhouse gas regulations for power plants exceeded its authority and that courts should "not lightly conclude that Congress intended" to "impose enormous costs on tens of thousands of American businesses, with corresponding effects on American jobs and workers."

  • In a decision authored by Justice Scalia, the Supreme Court agreed.

In EME Homer City Generation v. EPA, Judge Kavanaugh held that the Obama EPA's cross-state air pollution rule was unlawful and imposed excessive regulatory burdens on the states.

Respects Corporate Entities' First Amendment Rights

In U.S. Telecom Ass'n v. FCC, Judge Kavanaugh dissented from denial of rehearing en banc in a case upholding net neutrality. Judge Kavanaugh argued that the net neutrality rule exceeded the FCC's authority and violated the First Amendment, arguing that "the Government must keep its hands off the editorial decisions of Internet service providers."

In Emily's List v. FEC, Judge Kavanaugh struck down FEC regulations that limited independent political spending by non-profit organizations, ruling that the regulations violated the First Amendment "right of citizens to band together and pool their resources . . . in order to express their views about policy issues and candidates."

Mandates Accountability for Independent Agencies

In PHH Corp. v. CFPB, Judge Kavanaugh concluded that the structure of the CFPB-whose single director wields massive power but cannot be removed by the President except for cause-impermissibly invades the President's power to supervise the Executive Branch. He noted that independent agencies "pose a significant threat to individual liberty and to the constitutional system of separation of powers."

In Free Enterprise Fund v. PCAOB, Judge Kavanaugh concluded that provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act insulating the PCAOB from presidential control by making its members removable for cause only by the SEC violated the Constitution.

  • In a 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts, the Supreme Court agreed.
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