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2020 Endorsed Candidates and Current Officeholders
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John James

U.S. Senate Candidate (Michigan)

John James is a husband, father, combat veteran and businessman. He's a a West Point graduate, Ranger-qualified aviation officer, and retired Army Captain who served with distinction while leading two Apache helicopter platoons in Iraq.

He is a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, a pro-business conservative who has demonstrated energetic leadership, clarity of vision and a passion for service from the battlefield to the boardroom.

And through each step of his journey, John has led with courage, conviction, and a servant-first mentality that comes from his Christian faith.

John calls himself an "unapologetic Christian, pro-life, pro-business, pro-Second Amendment, conservative outsider" but Fox News and others are calling him "The future of the GOP."

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Wesley Hunt

U.S. House Candidate (Texas 7th CD)

Wesley Hunt is a West Point graduate, Apache helicopter pilot, and lifelong conservative with three graduate degrees (MBA, MPA, and MILR) from Cornell University.

Wesley’s service included one combat deployment to Iraq, and two deployments to Saudi Arabia where he served as a Diplomatic Liaison Officer.  While in Saudi Arabia, Wesley served as a liaison officer representing the U.S. Government in missions involving the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Corps.

Upon completion of his military service and honorable discharge as a Captain, Wesley attended Cornell University and earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) and a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations (M.I.L.R.).

Wesley is a lifelong conservative and is an active member of the community who has dedicated his time in military service and volunteer work to protect our country and improve the Houston area.  He's active in many organizations in the Houston area, serves on the board of trustees for the Harris County Center for Mental Health and the St. John's School, and has served as a youth mentor at MacCormick Juvenile Detention Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters in Austin, TX.

Wesley moved back to Houston upon completion of his master’s programs and currently works for Perry Homes. He and his wife Emily welcomed their first child, Victoria, in February.

UPDATE: Wesley Hunt won the crowded primary and is now the Republican nominee.

Endorse Wesley Hunt for Congress and Help Him Retake this Crucial U.S. House Seat from Democrats

Burgess OwensBurgess Owens

U.S. House Candidate (Utah 4th CD)

Former NFL Star, Conservative Author and Commentator

Burgess Owens is a former University of Miami and NFL star who travels the country delivering a message of optimism, hope, and unity. He spent his childhood growing up in the Deep South during a time when the barriers of segregation were being torn down. As the third black American granted a scholarship to play football at the University of Miami, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry. During his college career, Burgess was named to Who’s Who Among College Students in American Universities and Colleges. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame of Outstanding College Athletes of America and later to the University of Miami’s Hall of Fame and the Orange Bowl Ring of Honor.

Following college, Burgess was the 13th player drafted in the 1st round by the NY Jets. He was selected that year as the Jets’ Rookie of the Year and to the NFL’s All-Rookie team. After being traded to the Oakland Raiders, Burgess lead the Raiders defensive squad in tackles on their way to the 1980 Super Bowl Championship.

Since retiring from the NFL, Burgess has devoted his time to mentoring and improving the lives of our next generation of leaders. He founded Second Chance 4 Youth; a Utah based non-profit organization dedicated to helping troubled an incarcerated youth. Burgess is an outspoken advocate for conservative values and intends to return Utah’s 4th Congressional District back to Republicans.

UPDATE: Burgess Owens has won the GOP primary and is now the Republican nominee.

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Kim Klacik

U.S. House Candidate (Maryland 7th CD)

Kim is a quickly rising star within the Conservative Movement. She's the GOP nominee for U.S. Congress in Baltimore, Maryland, and she has a real shot at flipping the late Elijah Cummings' House seat, which has never been won by a Republican... ever.

Kim's straight-talk, powerful message, VIRAL videos, and powerful speech at the Republican National Convention are helping her reclaim Black voters like never before.

And Kim is making BIG WAVES in Baltimore alongside FOUR Black Republicans who have won their GOP primaries for Baltimore City Council who are fighting to Make Baltimore Great Again, and President Trump has already pledged his full support for their effort.

UPDATE: Kim Klacik won the GOP primary and is now the Republican nominee.

Watch Kim's VIRAL video that Democrats do NOT want Black voters to see!

Kendall-Qualls.jpg Kendall Qualls

U.S. House Candidate (Minnesota 3rd CD)

"Over the course of my life, I’ve been called many things–ghetto kid, trailer trash, veteran, businessman, husband, father – but I never dreamed I’d be called candidate for U.S. Congress. I didn’t have a life of privilege. I grew up in poverty, and success came the old fashioned way: I earned it."

Kendall Qualls served as a captain in the Army and holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, a master of arts from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree from Cameron University.

He's worked in the medical technology industry for over two decades and now serves as executive vice president for PotentiaMetrics, a Texas-based data analytics company that he has described as “a disruptive startup company empowering patients with cancer” using artificial intelligence.

Kendall is a lifelong conservative because of his upbringing as a poor kid from Harlem, not despite it.  And his faith guides the important decisions in his life and its the driving force behind his commitment to his family, his community, and his country.

Byron Donalds

U.S. House Candidate (Florida 19th CD)

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Byron Donalds is the product of a single-parent household. Throughout his life, his mother made every sacrifice possible in order to give him the best opportunity at the American Dream. That philosophy his mother taught him, striving to leave future generations better than the current, is what leads him in his work, his home life, and as a state legislator.

Having served the community in a multitude of ways since he moved to Collier County in 2003, Byron was previously appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the board of trustees for Florida Southwestern State College. From 2004 to 2016, Byron served as a youth leader in his church where he mentored middle school and high school students. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering as a coach in youth football and basketball leagues.

Byron Donalds lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Erika, and their three sons, Damon, Darin, and Mason. Having spent his adult life in business, service, and leadership in his community, he will continue leading a prosperous and conservative Southwest Florida and fight for those same values in Washington, DC.

UPDATE: Byron Donalds won the GOP primary and is now the Republican nominee.

Watch Kim's VIRAL video that Democrats do NOT want Black voters to see!

Daniel Cameron

Kentucky Attorney General

Daniel Cameron is a former college football player and lawyer whose recent stunning victory made him the first-ever African American Attorney General of Kentucky and the first Republican to hold that office since World War II.

Daniel grew up in Hardin County, Kentucky. He graduated from John Hardin High School in 2004. He attended undergrad at the University of Louisville. While there, he was a member of the football team and a McConnell Scholar.

After undergrad, Daniel stayed at UofL and attended the Brandeis School of Law. During his three years there he was a member of its law review and president of the Student Bar Association. At the conclusion of his third year, Daniel was selected as the law school’s most outstanding student. He was also chosen by the university to give one of the student commencement speeches at the May 2011 graduation. Daniel passed the Kentucky Bar exam in 2011 and has been licensed since October of that year. 

His professional career has consisted of serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Gregory Van Tatenhove, a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky; private practice at Stites & Harbison in Louisville, Kentucky; service as Mitch McConnell’s legal counsel in Washington, D.C.; and a return to private practice at Frost Brown Todd in Louisville, where he’s been since June 2017.

Tim Scott

U.S. Senator (South Carolina)

Senator Tim Scott exemplifies the hard work, commitment, determination, and dedication to common sense conservative economic principles rooted in South Carolina.  Tim’s advocacy in the House of Representatives on behalf of conservative values championed by his constituents propelled him into the U.S. Senate.  In January 2013, Tim was appointed to the U.S. Senate to serve out the remaining term of Senator Jim DeMint.  His continued support for low taxes, smaller government, and free enterprise follows in the tradition of the patriotic men and women that have served the state with distinction. 

Tim’s commitment to service is not new to the people of South Carolina. Tim spent 13 years on the Charleston County Council, of which he was chairman four terms.  Tim’s humble upbringing and desire to make a difference in peoples’ lives has driven him to work tirelessly for his state.

Tim is a strong supporter of the sanctity of human life and advocates tirelessly for outlawing heinous procedures such as abortions and partial birth abortions.  Tim supports charter schools and ensuring all children have the opportunity to get a good education. He consistently worked to get the nation’s spending under control, and opposed measures he believes do not go far enough to restrain federal spending. Tim was an original cosponsor of the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, which would do just as it says – cut spending, cap our spending moving forward based on how much we bring in, and add a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He also cosponsored two stand-alone bills that would create a Balanced Budget Amendment, and voted against raising our nation’s debt limit.

Alex Mooney 

Congressman (West Virginia 2nd CD)

Alex Mooney is a resident of Jefferson County, West Virginia. The son of a Cuban refugee and Vietnam veteran, Alex grew up with a deep sense of appreciation for the American ideals of individual freedom and personal responsibility.

Alex’s mother, Lala, was born and raised in Fidel Castro’s Cuba, where she and other members of her family were thrown into jail for seven weeks for opposing Castro’s communist regime. When she was 21, Lala escaped Cuba and fled to America with barely a penny to her name.

Alex’s father, Vincent, was sent to Vietnam when his wife was expecting their first child. He served as an Engineering Captain and was awarded the Bronze Star. Listening to his parents’ inspiring stories, Alex knew from a young age that he wanted to spend his life fighting for the American ideals set forth by our Founding Fathers.

Alex played football and rugby at Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1993. A passionate defender of pro-life values, Alex also served as the president of the Dartmouth Coalition for Life during his junior and senior years.

Shortly after graduation, Alex served as an aide to western Maryland Congressman Roscoe Bartlett and as a legislative analyst for the House Republican Conference Committee under Congressman John Boehner (R-OH). Alex later left Capitol Hill to work for a small conservative public policy organization.

Over the years, Alex watched as national, state and local government grew too big and too meddlesome. Out-of-control government began taking more of taxpayers’ money and intruding more in citizens’ daily lives. At only 27 years of age, he decided to do something about it.

After knocking on thousands of doors in Western Maryland, Alex defeated a liberal incumbent in the Republican primary and went on to win the general election in 1998, becoming the youngest and only Hispanic member of the Maryland State Senate.

As a state senator from 1999-2010, Alex consistently fought for conservative fiscal and social values, including lower taxes, less government spending, protecting our Second Amendment rights, pro-life legislation, job creation and caring for our seniors.

Alex received the National Hero of the Taxpayer Award in 2003 for consistently voting to protect hardworking taxpayers by cutting burdensome government regulations and red tape on our small businesses. Alex never voted for a tax increase during his twelve years as a state senator.

Alex and his wife, Dr. Grace Gonzalez Mooney, have two children, and decided to move across the Potomac River to raise their children in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Alex and Grace homeschool their two children and believe West Virginia is a great place to live and raise a family.

As West Virginia’s congressman, Alex will fight to protect traditional family values and make sure West Virginia continues to be a great place to raise a family. Alex believes that West Virginia is poised to be a leader in defending and promoting the all-American values of hard work, faith and freedom that have made our country great. With a proven record of fighting for conservative values, Alex is excited about working with West Virginians to return our county to our founding principles.

Shamed Dogan

Missouri State House of Representatives (98th District)

Shamed Dogan was born and raised in North St. Louis County and graduated from Yale University in 2000. He has long been an advocate of conservative values and political causes.

In 2002, he worked for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, conducting opposition research that helped Republicans take back the majority in the U.S. Senate.

He then served for three years as a legislative assistant to Senator Jim Talent, where he helped to write federal “Pass with Care” legislation and advised the Senator on transportation, immigration, 2nd Amendment rights, and other issues.

Since 2011, Dogan has served as an alderman representing Ballwin’s 2nd Ward. In that role, he has fought to oppose no-bid contracting and to support greater transparency in city government. He lives in Ballwin with his wife, Sara, and their two children.

Larry Hogan   

Governor of Maryland

Larry Hogan is not a career politician. He is a small businessman, a concerned citizen, and a lifelong Marylander who loves this state.

Hogan is the Founder, President, and CEO of The Hogan Companies, a leader in economic development for over 25 years, and has brought hundreds of businesses and thousands of jobs to Maryland. He clearly understands how government policy can have an impact on business growth and job creation.

Always a concerned citizen, Hogan also understands state government. He took a leave from his company to serve as a State Cabinet Secretary from 2003 to 2007. During this time, Hogan was involved in the appointment of people to all three branches of government and responsible for making the Ehrlich-Steele administration the most bipartisan, most inclusive, most diverse administration in Maryland history.

After the 2010 elections, Hogan could no longer sit on the sidelines and watch the failed policies of the current administration. In order to provide Marylanders with the opportunity to hold their elected officials accountable, Hogan founded Change Maryland, which has quickly grown into the largest non-partisan grassroots organization in the state. As chairman and founder, Larry Hogan has been the leader in the effort to change the dialogue in Annapolis.

Larry and his wife, Yumi - an artist, teacher, and first-generation Korean-American - reside in Edgewater, MD. They have three daughters and are active in many volunteer civic and charitable organizations.

Boyd Rutherford   

Lt. Governor of Maryland

Boyd Rutherford is an accomplished attorney with a lifetime of experiences in both the private and public sectors. He has served as Associate Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration, where he was responsible for increasing utilization of small businesses in government procurement, as well as continually improving the efficiency of the agency. 

In addition, Boyd served as Assistant Secretary for Administration for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was nominated for the position by President George W. Bush and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. As Assistant Secretary, Boyd led efforts that saved millions of taxpayer dollars.

Prior to serving with the USDA, Boyd served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services under Governor Bob Ehrlich. In this capacity, Boyd was responsible for more than $900 million in annual contract administration and 10 million square feet of State-owned and leased facilities. As Secretary of the DGS, Boyd found creative ways to save Maryland taxpayers millions, while also initiating and completing the expansion and renovation of numerous state buildings.

In addition to his public service, Boyd has extensive legal and business experience including service in the fields of information technology sales, law, and small & minority business development. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in economic and political science from Howard University, as well as a law degree and Master's Degree in communications management from the University of Southern California.

Boyd currently resides in Columbia, Maryland with his wife, Monica. They have three adult children.

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