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Washington, DC- Last night, FreedomWorks celebrated a clear victory for limited government conservatives after a total of 67 “Contract From America” signers won seats in the House and Senate across the country. FreedomWorks PAC-endorsed Champions of Freedom, including Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Tom Graves were among the list of signers who will be taking back the majority on January 3rd.
After garnering nearly half a million votes in less than two months, the “Contract From America” is an authentic grassroots document expressing what a majority of Americans want for their future. FreedomWorks strongly supports the ten ideas voted into the Contract, which advocate fundamental tax reform, fiscal responsibility and limited government.
“With this new generation of leaders in Congress, we have an extraordinary opportunity to create a fiscally conservative coalition that will fundamentally change the dynamic of the House and Senate,” commented Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks.
The victory of these Contract-signing candidates comes on the heels of a recent poll conducted by FreedomWorks and The Word Doctors to shed light on the top political and economic issues motivating voters this election cycle. In a point-by-point analysis of the ten policy items addressed in the Contract, almost every item polled at least 60 percent positive for the general public and nearly 90 percent positive for Tea Partiers. A resounding 31 percent of Tea Party members consider their top policy issue to “repeal and replace the health care reform bill.”
“As our recent poll shows, the ‘Contract From America’ is the most accurate representation of the needs and priorities of the American people,” added Dick Armey, Chairman of FreedomWorks. “Electing these true blue legislative entrepreneurs was half the battle, but now it’s our job as citizens to stay involved and hold these leaders accountable to their promises of lower taxes, less government, and more individual freedom. The real work starts today.”
In addition to these 67 victories, FreedomWorks is currently awaiting the results of ten undecided races involving Contract signers, including 3 in the Senate and 7 in the House.
For more information about FreedomWorks or the “Contract FROM America,” please contact Adam Brandon at (202) 942-7698 or visit the website, www.ContractFromAmerica.org.