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."

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."


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.


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 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.


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.


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.



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!


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 representing the third Congressional 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 Arizona, 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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