WASHINGTON, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FreedomWorks PAC endorsed Eric Hovde in the Wisconsin Senate race following in-depth discussions with Eric Hovde, a detailed look at his record and overwhelming amounts of feedback from FreedomWorks PAC members in the state. FreedomWorks PAC believes Eric Hovde is the clear choice for voters who support free markets, fiscal responsibility, and constitutionally-limited government.
Eric Hovde is a successful businessman and political outsider. He started his first business at the age of 24 and spent his career investing in community banks around the country, creating hundreds of jobs.
Hovde is a highly regarded philanthropist who established a foundation in 1998 with two principal objectives, to help people in crisis (especially children), and to fund research towards a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
FreedomWorks PAC Executive Director Max Pappas commented, "We sent multiple emails to our over 22,000 members in Wisconsin, and after reading hundreds of responses, two major themes emerged. Just like in 2010, our activists want to send new blood to Washington- not the recycled politicians of a bygone era. Secondly, FreedomWorks PAC activists overwhelmingly want Eric Hovde to be their next senator. They believe Hovde is the outsider they need – a fighter who understands the economy, who will go to the Senate and work to get government out of the way."
"We took our time to understand the dynamics of this race and wanted to make sure our members' voices were heard and they were heard from every corner of Wisconsin —from Janesville to Waukesha to Green Bay, from Milwaukee to Eau Claire to St. Germain —urging FreedomWorks to endorse Eric."
FreedomWorks PAC activists describe Hovde as "A new face, [who] understands business and seems to know what is good for Wisconsin and America." Others commented, "We believe he means what he says regarding the debt crisis, scope of government and liberty," and, "He's a self-made businessman and not a Washington insider… he doesn't owe anyone anything."
FreedomWorks PAC has also endorsed the following U.S. Senate candidates: Jeff Flake (Arizona), Connie Mack (Florida), John Brunner (Missouri), Ted Cruz (Texas), Richard Mourdock (Indiana), Tom Smith (Pennsylvania) and Josh Mandel (Ohio).
FreedomWorks PAC is a grassroots service center for over 1.8 million activists nationwide dedicated to fighting for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom in every Congressional district in America. For more information about the PAC, please visit www.FreedomWorksPAC.org or contact Executive Director Max Pappas at [email protected].
SOURCE FreedomWorks PAC