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Sen. Tim Scott

Current U.S. Senator (SC)

www.votetimscott.com

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.

Endorse Tim Scott for U.S. Senate


Burgess OwensRep. Burgess Owens

Current Congressman (UT-4)

Former NFL Star, Conservative Author and Commentator

www.burgess4utah.com

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.

Endorse Burgess Owens for Congress


Byron DonaldsRep. Byron Donalds

Current Congressman (FL-19)

www.byrondonalds.com

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.

Endorse Byron Donalds for Congress


Lt. Col. Allen WestLt. Col. Allen West

Candidate for Governor (Texas)

www.west4texas.com

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Allen B. West is a Christian constitutional conservative, combat veteran, author, and former Member of the US Congress.

He is the former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas Texas, and former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

In July of 2020, Mr. West was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas by an overwhelming majority of State delegates. He resigned his position to run for Governor of Texas.

West's life has been defined as one of service, sacrifice, and commitment to this Republic, the United States of America. He believes it will be conservative, free market policies, not politics that secures a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for this generation and those to come.

Endorse Lt. Col. Allen West for Governor


Endorse Wesley HuntCapt. Wesley Hunt

Candidate for U.S. House (TX)

www.wesleyfortexas.com

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.

Endorse Wesley Hunt for Congress


Joe Collins

Candidate for U.S. House (CA-43)

U.S. Navy Veteran running against "Mad" Maxine Waters

www.joecollinsforcongress.com

Joe Collin’s 13 years of service with the United States Navy has instilled into him a strong sense of duty, commitment and leadership. Joe’s formulative years growing up in South-Central Los Angeles has braced him for his new role, becoming the next U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district, to be the impact voice of change for his beloved community.

From his early upbringing on 104th and Normandie, Joe knows this district all too well: lack of quality education, unsafe gang activity, alarming high crime rate and rampant homelessness.

Joe served his country with distinction during the successful campaign of Operation Iraqi Freedom and his accumulated wealth of experience will be an invaluable assest in Congress. He knows he can better serve the American people and become a positive role model for young people within the inner city by bringing his distinctive leadership skill sets to the table by directly representing them.

Americans deserve a leader who will raise a voice and fight for them, and Californians need a leader who will bring integrity and opportunity back to the South Los Angeles community.


Jeff Dove, Jr.

Candidate for Virginia State Delegate

www.dove4virginia.com

Jeff Dove Jr.’s biography traces the touchstones of the American Dream: the child of a single mother, raised in multiple towns, attending five high schools in four years, who constructed a future through hard work and faith in the essential goodness of humankind.

Dove’s experiences helped shape his conservative principles – a foundation of beliefs that support free markets, personal liberty, respect for the Constitution, and traditional values.

It’s been said that where there is no vision, the people will perish. I think it’s important that this vision is gained through the clear lens of American values,” he says.

Jeff Dove was also a candidate for U.S. House (VA-11) in 2020.


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.


Alex Mooney

Congressman (WV-2)

www.mooneyforcongress.com

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.

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 Congressman (98th District)

www.shameddogan.com

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.


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.


Dan CrenshawDan Crenshaw

Congressman (TX-2nd)

www.crenshawforcongress.com

Dan Crenshaw is a patriot, retired Navy SEAL, and now a Congressman.

In 2018, without any political experience, political connections or personal wealth to fund a campaign, Dan was faced with a rare opportunity to run for Texas’s Second Congressional District. As a Lieutenant Commander (retired) and former Navy SEAL, he saw this as another opportunity to serve his country, a worthy goal despite the challenges he would face as a new candidate. He advanced from the crowded primary into a two-way runoff, which he decidedly won with nearly 70% of the vote. He went on to defeat his Democrat opponent and was sworn into Congress in January 2019.

Ever the public servant, Dan knew from a very early age that he wanted to serve in the most elite military force in history: the U.S. Navy SEALs. Everything Dan did was to ensure he became a SEAL. After graduating from Tufts University, where he earned his Naval officer commission through Navy ROTC, he reported for SEAL training in Coronado, CA. This is where he met his wife Tara.

Dan was first deployed to Fallujiah, Iraq as part of SEAL Team Three. This was his first of five total deployments. On his 3rd deployment, Dan’s life changed forever. While on a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dan was hit with an IED blast. He was evacuated and put into a medically induced coma. When he awoke, he learned that his right eye was completely destroyed and that his left eye was still intact but severely damaged. He was told he would never see again.

Dan refused to accept that fate. With Tara by his side every day, Dan never gave up. They prayed he would see again and remained hopeful. Despite the high risks that accompanied them, Dan opted for several difficult surgeries that could potentially bring back his vision in his left eye. In what the head surgeon described as a medical miracle, Dan eventually regained his vision in his left eye, although it was badly impaired and would need a rare contact or glasses.

Dan’s first move when he regained his vision back was to get back with the teams. He had to retrain everything he had previously mastered, but this time as left-hand dominant. He went on to deploy twice more, first back to the Middle East in 2014 and then South Korea in 2016.

To Dan’s chagrin, he was medically retired in 2016, after ten years as a SEAL. He left service with two Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, among many others.

Shortly after being retired, Dan attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. After completing his Master in Public Administration, he returned to Houston. It was during this time that Hurricane Harvey destroyed the community he knew as home. Dan did what he’s done his entire life, and jumped into action to serve others. He volunteered in areas of Katy. He saw first-hand the unimaginable loss that his family, friends and neighbors endured. More importantly he saw what makes Texans so special: the refusal to give up, the dedication to helping others, the unshakable determination, or Texas grit. With that in mind, that November Dan and Tara decided that they would continue their life of public service and run for office.

As a member of Congress, Dan is committed to improving the lives of TX-02 residents. That’s why his priorities include flooding, border security, human trafficking, and fiscally responsible spending. He serves on the Homeland Security and Budget Committees.

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