Conservative Leaders on 2014 Elections: A Clear Conservative Victory

Conservative Leaders on 2014 Elections: A Clear Conservative Victory
November 5, 2014
Washington, D.C.

Election 2014: A Conservative Victory

The American people sent an unmistakable message to Washington:  Voters expect Republicans in Congress to listen and fight for the conservative agenda they ran on.

  • Every single newly elected Republican Senator ran on the full repeal of Obamacare. In most competitive races it was the top issue.  Over 40,000 ads against Obamacare were run on behalf of winning candidates.  The Republican House and Senate must now keep those campaign promises and use reconciliation to send a bill repealing Obamacare to the President.
  • All but one of the newly elected Republican Senators ran a strong campaign in favor of securing the border and opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants.
  • Every single newly elected Republican Senator ran in support of an agenda for hard-working middle class Americans that reduces spending, lowers taxes, and balances the budget-not in support of corporate welfare, bloated government spending bills, and endless debt-ceiling increases.
  • Far from downplaying social issues, every newly elected Republican Senator is pro-life and supports legislation that would protect unborn life after five months of pregnancy. The liberal candidates who painted pro-life candidates as engaged in a “War on Women” were routinely criticized and defeated.

Simply put, successful candidates ran as conservatives and won.

Oppose a Lame Duck Surrender

The Washington establishment is already calling on Republican leaders to capitulate to the Left in the Lame Duck. This means that opportunities to pursue conservative reforms next year will be lost.  New and returning Republican members should only vote for Leaders in the Senate and House who commit not to cave-in to President Obama and outgoing Majority Leader Reid in the Lame Duck.  The newly elected Republican Congress must have the opportunity to govern and return competence to a broken Washington.

Advancing a Conservative Agenda to Restore the American Dream

The election is over.  Now, it is time for our newly elected Congress to do what they told us they were going to do.  Conservative policies help people.  They will begin to restore our nation.

And while each of our organizations will work toward various elements of this agenda, as a conservative movement we call on the new Republican Congress to enact:

  • A pro-growth agenda for hard-working middle class Americans that balances the budget in 10 years or less without raising taxes, starts over with a tax code that actually works for American families and businesses, ends regulations that increase red-tape and hurt job creation, and makes Congress accurately account for the bills they pass.
  • Fully repealing Obamacare, using congressional authority to halt and expose it, and starting over with real health care reform that respects patients and doctors
  • Passing common-sense and compassionate legislation that protects innocent unborn human life after five months of pregnancy.
  • Upholding the rule of law and Constitution by restoring the power of the states and ending the lawlessness of the Obama Administration and rogue agencies like the IRS
  • Safeguarding our freedoms by ending the assaults on our religious liberty like those we now see in Obamacare, our military, against faith in the public square, and against those who support natural marriage.
  • A defense budget adequate to meet current and future threats to the country, including the threat from Islamists, non-state actors, and sovereign states.
  • Securing the border and ending attempts to grant amnesty to people who break our laws.
  • Expanding American energy through innovation and the market, not government regulation and cronyism

Now is the time for Republicans in Congress to earn the trust that the American people have placed in them.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Former Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan

The Honorable David McIntosh
Former Member of Congress
Indiana

Mike Needham
CEO
Heritage Action for America

Tony Perkins
President
Family Research Council

Brent Bozell
Chairman
ForAmerica

Mark R. Levin

Erick Erickson
Editor-in-Chief
RedState

Marjorie Dannenfelser
President
Susan B. Anthony List

Penny Nance
President and CEO
Concerned Women for America

Gary Bauer
President
American Values

Colin Hanna
President
Let Freedom Ring

David Bossie
President
Citizens United

Herman Pirchner
President
American Foreign Policy Council

Lt. General William G. “Jerry” Boykin (US Army, Retired)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council

Phyllis Schlafly
Founder and President
Eagle Forum

Richard A. Viguerie
Chairman
ConservativeHQ.com and Fed Up PAC

Morton Blackwell
Chairman
Conservative Leadership PAC

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
President
Constitutional Congress, Inc.

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
Former White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Former White House Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan

The Honorable Alfred S. Regnery
Former Publisher
The American Spectator

William L Walton
Vice President
Council for National Policy

The Honorable Bob McEwen
Former U.S. Representative
Ohio

Ed Corrigan
Former Executive Director
U.S. Senate Steering Committee

Diana Banister
Director
Citizens for the Republic

Brian Baker
President
Ending Spending

Austin Ruse
President
Center for Family & Human Rights

Phil Kerpen
President
American Commitment

Phil Burress
President
Citizens for Community Values

Allen Roth
President
Secure America Now

Elaine Donnelly
President
Center for Military Readiness

Kay Daly
President
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

Christopher N. Malagisi
President
Young Conservatives Coalition

Susan Carleson
President
American Civil Rights Union

Preston Noell III
President
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Christian Adams
President
Election Law Center

David Denholm
President
Public Service Research Council

Francis Deluca
President
Civitas Institute

Jenny Beth Martin
Co-Founder
Tea Party Patriots

Sandy Rios
Director of Government Affairs
American Family Association

Paul Caprio
Director
Family Pac Federal

(All organizations listed for Identification purposes only)

The Conservative Action Project, chaired by former Attorney General Edwin Meese and former Congressman David McIntosh, is designed to facilitate conservative leaders working together on behalf of common goals. Participants include the CEO’s of over 100 organizations representing all major elements of the conservative movement-economic, social and national security.