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Don’t Fund It – Sign the Senate Conservative Fund Petition to Defund Obamacare

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UPDATE: I will periodically post the latest emails from the effort to defund Obamacare – or, Don’t Fund It – as I receive them. Speaker Boehner has made good on his promise that the House vote would vote on a continuing resolution that will defund Obamacare, but we must remain vigilant, because some GOP House leaders – even Rep. Paul Ryan – has already suggested he is ready to raise the white flag.

The latest email is below, then follows an up-to-date list of Senators who have or have not pledged to join the effort to defund Obamacare. Some, have declined to respond to requests to take a stand, altogether. Finally, at the end you will find a list of Senate candidates with either a “Y” or a “N” next to their names. Some of the names of those who have refused to take the pledge to defund Obamacare, may just surprise you.

Bottom Line: Those who do not believe that the effort to defund Obamacare has real potential to succeed, are simply defeatists who are not versed in American legislative history. It used to be common practice for Congress to defund prior legislation, especially in instances when the law grants the Executive Branch an unacceptable amount of power. We simply have to stand by them. The American people support the effort to defund Obamacare despite the scare tactics over a government shutdown, which you can read about in the column below.

Read: Letter to GOP Leadership: Defund Obamacare As Most American Want, Or Get Packing
Fellow Conservatives: YOU DID IT! Thousands of you made phone calls this week to encourage conservative lawmakers in the House to oppose the Republican leadership’s “trick rule” to fund Obamacare, and it worked.
House Republican leaders do not have the votes to advance the bill so they have pulled it from the calendar and postponed the debate until next week. This is a major accomplishment and you made it happen. Some Republicans in the House were annoyed by your calls, but that’s okay. They needed to know that freedom-loving Americans from across the country were counting on them to stop Obamacare.Only 18 Days to Go — Help Us Turn Up the HeatWHAT’S NEXT?The American people oppose Obamacare and the votes do not currently exist in the U.S. House to fund it.
The question now for Republican leaders in Washington is whether they will accept this reality and join us in the fight to defund Obamacare … OR … will they keep trying to find ways to trick us.Will John Boehner and Mitch McConnell listen, or will they continue to work to fund a program that will destroy our country? Time will tell.We hear that Republican leaders are now trying to cut a deal where Republicans would get a one-year delay of certain parts of Obamacare and give the Democrats more spending and a higher debt limit in exchange.There are a couple BIG problems with this.

  1. The only way to delay Obamacare is to DEFUND it. If Obamacare is not defunded, the Obama Administration will still be able to use our tax dollars to implement portions of the law. The health exchange subsidies that are designed to make Americans dependent on Obamacare, for example, will go forward.
  2. Americans should NOT be forced to permanently pay for more spending and debt just to get a temporary delay in Obamacare. Congress already spends far too much. If Democrats want to also raise the debt limit, they should be forced to completely REPEAL Obamacare and pass a balanced budget.

We will keep you informed as things develop.


We won Round 1, but the fight isn’t over.

Please help us turn up the heat by making a secure, online donation to the Senate Conservatives Fund today.

Your support will help us:

  • Run more national TV and radio ads against Obamacare
  • Build upon the 1.2 million petitions to defund Obamacare
  • Drive thousands of calls into House and Senate offices
  • Target wavering Republicans who need to join the fight

We need to raise another $50,000 to pull out all the stops.

Obamacare starts in October so we don’t have much time. If we work together, we can fund the government without funding Obamacare.

Best regards,

Matt Hoskins
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund

“This is the last opportunity we’re going to have to stop Obamacare before the January 1 deadline so we have to refuse to fund it now.”
— U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)

“We can de-fund Obamacare if Republican leaders who tell their constituents they’re conservative stand up and act like they’re conservative.”
— U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)


These senators are planning to vote for the continuing resolution (CR) later this month that funds Obamacare’s implementation and enforcement, but they don’t want you to know it.

Here are a few of the deceptive tricks being played by the top Obamacare Republicans in the U.S. Senate:



Senate Republican Whip List

Urge the Republicans who have not pledged to oppose Obamacare funding in 2014 (question marks) to sign Senator Mike Lee’s letter vowing to oppose it.

“For these reasons, we will not support any continuing resolution or appropriations legislation that funds further implementation or enforcement of Obamacare.”

NOTE: If they say they SUPPORT bills to defund Obamacare, that does not help us because those bills won’t be considered and don’t have to pass. We need them to OPPOSE the CR if it funds Obamacare. The CR must be passed in September and it is our only point of leverage.

AK Murkowski, Lisa 202-224-6665  ?
AL Sessions, Jeff 202-224-4124  ?
AL Shelby, Richard 202-224-5744 Won’t Pledge
AR Boozman, John 202-224-4843  ?
AZ Flake, Jeff 202-224-4521 Won’t Pledge
AZ McCain, John 202-224-2235 Won’t Pledge
FL Rubio, Marco 202-224-3041 Pledged
GA Chambliss, Saxby 202-224-3521  ?
GA Isakson, Johnny 202-224-3643  ?
IA Grassley, Chuck 202-224-3744 Pledged
ID Crapo, Mike 202-224-6142 Pledged
ID Risch, Jim 202-224-2752 Pledged
IL Kirk, Mark 202-224-2854  ?
IN Coats, Dan 202-224-5623  ?
KS Moran, Jerry 202-224-6521  ?
KS Roberts, Pat 202-224-4774 Pledged
KY McConnell, Mitch 202-224-2541 Won’t Pledge
KY Paul, Rand 202-224-4343 Pledged
LA Vitter, David 202-224-4623 Pledged
ME Collins, Susan 202-224-2523  ?
MO Blunt, Roy 202-224-5721 Won’t Pledge
MS Cochran, Thad 202-224-5054  ?
MS Wicker, Roger 202-224-6253  ?
NC Burr, Richard 202-224-3154 Won’t Pledge
ND Hoeven, John 202-224-2551  ?
NE Fischer, Deb 202-224-6551 Pledged
NE Johanns, Mike 202-224-4224  ?
NH Ayotte, Kelly 202-224-3324  ?
NJ Chiesa, Jeff 202-224-3224 Pledged
NV Heller, Dean 202-224-6244  ?
OH Portman, Rob 202-224-3353  ?
OK Coburn, Tom 202-224-5754 Won’t Pledge
OK Inhofe, Jim 202-224-4721 Pledged
PA Toomey, Pat 202-224-4254  ?
SC Graham, Lindsey 202-224-5972 Won’t Pledge
SC Scott, Tim 202-224-6121  ?
SD Thune, John 202-224-2321 Pledged
TN Alexander, Lamar 202-224-4944 Won’t Pledge
TN Corker, Bob 202-224-3344 Won’t Pledge
TX Cornyn, John 202-224-2934  ?
TX Cruz, Ted 202-224-5922 Pledged
UT Hatch, Orrin 202-224-5251 Won’t Pledge
UT Lee, Mike 202-224-5444 Pledged
WI Johnson, Ron 202-224-5323  ?
WY Barrasso, John 202-224-6441  ?
WY Enzi, Mike 202-224-3424 Pledged

Please report what you hear from these senators so we can update our background information.

Senate Candidate Pledge

Here are the Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate in 2014. See who has pledged to stop the funding for Obamacare and who has not.

 Y = Candidate Has Signed Pledge   N = Candidate Has Not Signed Pledge

“I, ___________, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of ___________, and to the American people, that I will: ONE, support the full repeal of Obamacare (also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act); and TWO, oppose any bill or budget resolution that provides funding to implement or enforce any part of it.”

AK Joe Miller – Y   Mead Treadwell – N  
AR Tom Cotton N
AL Jeff Sessions – N 
CO Ken Buck – N  Owen Hill – Y  
GA Jack Kingston – N   Karen Handel – Y   Paul Broun – Y   Phil Gingrey – Y  
IA David Young – N   Joni Ernst – Y   Matt Whitaker – Y   Sam Clovis – Y  
IL Doug Truax – N  
KY Matt Bevin – Y   Mitch McConnell – N  
LA Bill Cassidy – N   Rob Maness – Y  
ME Susan Collins – N  
MI Terri Lynn Land – Y  
MS Thad Cochran – N  
MT Champ Edmunds – Y   Corey Stapleton – Y  
NC Greg Brannon –Y   Heather Grant – Y   Thom Tillis – N  
NE Bart McLeay – Y   Ben Sasse – Y   Shane Osborn – Y  
SC Lee Bright – Y   Lindsey Graham – N   Nancy Mace – Y   Richard Cash – Y  
SD Annette Bosworth – Y   Larry Rhoden – Y   Mike Rounds – N   Stace Nelson – Y  
TN Brenda Lenard – Y   Joe Carr – Y   Lamar Alexander – N  
TX Dwayne Stovall – Y   Erick Wyatt – Y   John Cornyn – N  
WV Pat McGeehan – Y   Shelley Moore Capito – N  
WY Liz Cheney – N  
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Data Journalism Editor

Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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    Get rid of life-time politicians who have sucked at the public trough throughout their lifetimes…if they were not at the government tit, they couldn’t qualify for standing room in a hog-pen! The whole miserable lot of them (535 +9 on the Court) are a den of thieves!

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      Couldn’t have put it better myself. Well said!

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