Saturday, April 16, 2011

12 U.S. Senate campaigns targeted (oops? No vitriol intended!) by the Senate Conservatives Fund

I originally planned to post the following e-mail on March 23rd. However, circumstances were such that it didn’t get posted. Today seems like a good time to post it as we begin the budget battle for the 2011-2012 budget year and as talk renews about raising the debt limit for the federal government. Next week I plan to discuss the 2011-2012 federal budget and then finish the series on why term limits are a bad idea.

From: Senate Conservatives Fund

“Dear Fellow Conservative:

As we continue our campaign to elect true conservative leaders to the United States Senate, I want to seek your input on the races taking place across the country right now.

The 2012 election cycle is still very young and these contests are still taking shape, but we want to know what you’re hearing about the candidates and if you have any favorites.

We recently launched a new ‘Races’ section on our website that includes profiles of each of the 33 contests taking place this cycle. Each profile includes information about the incumbent, the challengers who have formally announced, and related news.

We want these profiles to include the very best information about each race so please contact us

if there are things we should add.

See the 2012 U.S. Senate Races

(I checked this out. It is a website we should often refer to during the 2012 Senate election cycle. We need to retake control of the Senate!—my addition.)

We care about each and every one of these races but we need to begin zeroing in on the ones that offer conservatives the greatest pick-up opportunities.

As members of the Senate Conservatives Fund, you know that the most important race may not be taking place in the state where you live. We’ve shown we can be extremely effective if we each focus our resources on the very best candidates even if they’re running in a different part of the country.

My vote in the United States Senate impacts someone in Texas just as much as it impacts someone in South Carolina. If we’re going to save our country from the liberals who are destroying it, we have to think bigger and be more strategic in how we approach each election.

That is why we have identified 12 races that offer conservatives the best chances for pick-ups in the upcoming elections. Our Watch List may change as the election matures but these are the contests we believe are the most important right now.

2012 SCF Watch List

01) Nebraska

02) West Virginia

03) Texas

04) North Dakota

05) Arizona

06) Montana

07) Missouri

08) Florida

09) Ohio

10) Virginia

11) New Mexico

12) New Jersey

(I would like to see a conservative Senate candidate in EVERY State that a conservative does not now hold a seat. We need to be actively involved to have this happen. We know the libertine Democrats are not going to willingly give up control of the Senate. We need to out work them, out spend them, and out pray them!—my addition)

We need to find principled and courageous candidates to support in each of these races.

As you know, the Senate Conservatives Fund only supports proven conservatives. We don’t endorse incumbents and we don’t support wishy-washy politicians who are Republicans in name only (RINOs). We work to elect new leaders who are committed to join the fight, not the Senate club. In order to win our support, candidates have to pledge to:

1) Support the Balanced Budget Amendment
2) Oppose all earmarks
3) Repeal ObamaCare
4) Stop all tax increases
5) Oppose amnesty and secure our borders
6) Defend the 2nd Amendment
7) Protect the unborn
8) Preserve traditional marriage
9) Support term limits for Congressmen and Senators

(This is the only criterion that I disagree with which, hopefully, I will explain why after the budget series. In its place, I would substitute support only judges and Justices who are believers in judicial restraint!—my addition)

If you have information about any of the 2012 Senate races that you think might help, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your continued support. We’ll keep fighting.


Jim DeMint
United States Senator
Chairman, Senate Conservatives Fund

P.S. If you have family or friends who might want to help us elect true conservatives the U.S Senate, please forward this email to them and encourage them to sign up for our email updates. If we’re going to win critical Senate races in 2012, we need their help.

Senate Conservatives Fund is a political action committee dedicated to electing true conservatives to the United States Senate. SCF seeks to bring bold conservative leadership to Washington by supporting only the most rock-solid, conservative Senate candidates nationwide.


Contributions to Senate Conservatives Fund are not deductible as charitable contributions. Not paid for at taxpayer expense. Contributions from corporations or foreign nationals lacking permanent resident status are not permitted. Federal law requires Senate Conservatives Fund to report the name, mailing address, occupation and employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year.”