Politics & Policy

FreedomWorks Explains Its Strategery

FreedomWorks has forwarded Battle ‘10 an advance copy of its press release announcing its support for Linda McMahon:

FreedomWorks PAC believes that Linda McMahon’s promises to protect the Constitution and fight on behalf of taxpayers against runaway government spending and the continuous erosion of our fundamental freedoms will propel her to victory in the November 2nd general election.  

McMahon will be an important vote in the next Congress on behalf of core limited government issues.  Her leadership in combating the big government agenda of the liberal establishment will be critical to FreedomWorks’ overarching mission to “Take America Back” on behalf of freedom starting on November 3, 2010.

FreedomWorks PAC is supporting endorsed candidates through Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts, including direct mailings, yard sign distribution, volunteer phone banks and neighborhood literature drops leading up to election day.

“We are pleased to add Linda McMahon to our list of endorsed candidates this election season,” commented Matt Kibbe, President of FreedomWorks PAC. “After evaluating the candidates in this race, we believe that Linda McMahon will best serve the interests of hardworking Connecticut taxpayers by advocating the principles of lower taxes, less government and more individual freedom.”

Max Pappas, vice president for public policy at FreedomWorks, tells Battle ’10 that McMahon’s endorsement is part of a three-pronged strategy. “The first one was the hostile takeover of the Republican party, which we think succeeded. We had a lot of guys we identified as champions of freedom like Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Marco Rubio” says Pappas. “Now we’re in the strategy where we need to get these guys into majority seats and we see Linda McMahon as being a key part of that.”

“The third part of the strategy,” Pappas adds, “is enacting the right sort of legislation. With the Republican majority in the Senate, they’ll get to start crafting the repeal of Obamacare and the new patient-centered reform. Obama will probably veto that repeatedly and that helps for the narrative in the 2012 election. So then we hopefully will get a new president who will then find the legislation that’s been crafted over the past two years.”

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