HOUSE CANDIDATES WE SUPPORTED - HOW WE DID!
Trent Franks -
Sydney Hay -
Duncan Hunter, Jr.-CA 52nd Won open seat. Son of presidential candidate.
Tom Rooney -
Allen West -
Paul Broun - Georgia 10th Won. Incumbent - we held seat with 61% of the vote.
Bill Sali -
Michele Bachmann - MN- 6th Won. Incumbent - she won despite being a target.
Jeb Bradley -
Bob Straniere -
Jim Jordan -
Bob Latta -
Lou Barletta -
Chris Hacket -
Melissa Hart -
Pete Olsen -
Eric Cantor - Virginia 7th Won. Incumbent - we held seat with 63% of the vote
Rob Wittman - Virginia 1st Won. Incumbent - we held seat with 57% of the vote
We won in ten of the eighteen House races in which we supported candidates. If
The Republican Party defeated a total of four Democrat House incumbents. Of those four, GING-PAC was involved in two races, one in
With the increase in the number of conservatives we may have a better chance at influencing the Republican leadership and moving them away from the direction of “borrow and spend” that caused them to lose the House back in 2006. The Republican Party had moved away from the “Republican Revolution” of Newt Gingrich and toward the “power at any cost” strategy of Speaker Dennis Hastert.
SENATE CANDIDATES WE SUPPORTED
Bob Schaffer -
John Kennedy -
Norm Coleman -
Roger Wicker -
Elizabeth Dole -
Jim Inhofe -
Senator Jim Inhofe is one of our greatest allies in the Senate and he was targeted by the environmentalists who promised to spend millions to defeat him. In the end John McCain carried
John Kennedy came real close to winning in
Yes, we lost, but GING-PAC put up a good fight for social conservative votes. There was just no enthusiasm for John McCain among social conservatives and our campaign was more anti-Obama than pro-McCain even though Sarah Palin was on the ticket. Our special YouTube video commercials received a lot of interest. Our newscast at www.obamanews2009.com had almost 48,000 views as of the writing of this update. Our 30 second Internet commercial about Obama’s poor relatives he refuses to help at www.brotherskeeperobama.com During the closing days of the campaign I was on numerous radio shows in the battleground states of
Social conservative groups had to act alone to assist the McCain/Palin ticket. The McCain people virtually shut Palin up and social issues were not really discussed by the campaign. In the last two months of the campaign there was a total of ONE conference call to social conservative leaders. The
Instead of talking social issues to blue collar folks in
WE MUST REPLENISH OUR FUNDS
There are going to be run-offs and special elections almost immediately. Just about all of our funds have been exhausted during the hard fought 2008 election cycle. We must prepare now for the upcoming fight to put more social conservatives in the House and Senate. Please send a check or give an online gift at www.gingpac.org .