FreedomWorks PAC Endorses 10 Candidates

Posted March 20, 2012 at 4:04pm

Conservative organization FreedomWorks PAC today released its “first slate” of House endorsements.

“Through extensive personal interviews, detailed research of their records, and feedback from activists in their districts, we are confident these candidates will expand the freedom caucus in the House and lead the fight for economic freedom and constitutionally limited government,” FreedomWorks PAC Executive Director Max Pappas said in a statement.

  • Former Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner (Fla.-22): He is in an open-seat race that Leans Democratic. He has no real primary competition.
  • Conservative talk-radio host Martha Zoller (Ga.-9): This new seat is one of the most Republican districts in the country. Zoller is the tea party candidate running against an establishment-backed opponent in the primary.
  • Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.-8): Walsh has no serious primary competition, but he will have a tough fight to stay in Congress, as Roll Call rates this race as Leans Democratic.
  • Former state Rep. Jackie Walorski (Ind.-2): Walorski is the favorite to win this Democratic-held open seat.
  • Former Rep. David McIntosh (Ind.-5): He’s in a competitive and crowded primary for this Safe Republican open seat.
  • Rep. Steve King (Iowa-4):  King has no serious primary challenger for this Leans Republican seat. He is currently favored over former first lady of Iowa Christie Vilsack (D) in November.
  • Lawyer Andy Barr (Ky.–6): Barr faces a rematch against Rep. Ben Chandler (D), who is favored to win at this point.
  • Rep. Jeff Landry (La.-3): Landry gets FreedomWorks PAC backing in his Member-vs.-Member race against fellow GOP Rep. Charles Boustany. The endorsement comes as no surprise as Landry has been the favored candidate among tea party activists, while Boustany is the establishment favorite.
  • Former Republican National Committee Co-Chairwoman Ann Wagner (Mo.-1): Wagner is the likely winner in this Safe Republican district.
  • Attorney Keith Rothfus; (Pa.-12): Rothfus is the presumptive GOP nominee and will face Reps. Jason Altmire or Mark Critz in the fall. Roll Call rates the race as a Tossup.