FreedomWorks to Endorse GOP 'Champions' for Reelection
On Monday, FreedomWorks PAC, the grassroots conservative organization, will officially back some of the most prominent Tea Party members in Congress--like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)--for reelection.
The group will also endorse Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Jim Risch (R-ID). Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Tom Graves (R-GA), Jim Bridenstine, Mark Sanford (R-SC), Louie Gohmert, Tim Huelskamp, Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and Ted Yoho (R-FL) will all receive FreedomWorks' endorsement.
“There are two main objectives heading into 2014--we have to expand the freedom caucus in the House and Senate, but we also have to protect the champions that have been repopulating the GOP over the past few years,” a FreedomWorks' spokeswoman told Politico. “There’s a forward-looking and a defensive strategy to each of these cycles.”
FreedomWorks PAC has also backed Tea Party challengers, like Matt Bevin against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Chris McDaniel against incumbent GOP Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS).
The group has already endorsed conservative Reps. Tom McClintock (R-CA), who came in third in the 2003 gubernatorial election and is a longtime champion of conservatives, and Mike Pompeo (R-KS). The PAC is also endorsing former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino in his bid for a Maryland House seat.