Senate Conservatives Fund

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Senate Conservatives Fund
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Executive Director:Matt Hoskins
Website:Official website
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Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) is a Political Action Committee (PAC). As a PAC, the group can spend money on elections, but is not run by a party or individual candidate. The Senate Conservatives Fund states that its goal is to elect "strong conservative leaders to the United States Senate." Among the issues a candidate must support to receive the group's endorsement are: stopping sending, repealing Obamacare, enforcing immigration, defending the 2nd amendment, banning bailouts, ending earmarks and protecting life.[1]


SCF was founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint in 2008.[2]


The current leaders of the Senate Conservatives Fund are as follows: Matt Hoskins (Executive Director)[3], Erin Reeder (Finance Director), Scott Travis (Online Director), Tom Jones (Political Director), Kristin Szafranski (Administrator) and Mary Vought (Communications Advisor).[2]

2014 elections

Endorsed candidates

Targeted candidates

See also: United States Senate special election in Oklahoma, 2014

The Senate Conservatives Fund announced on January 20, 2014, that it will not back James Lankford in the special election to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn.[6]

“We won’t support Congressman Lankford’s bid for the Senate because of his past votes to increase the debt limit, raise taxes, and fund Obamacare,” said SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins in a statement.[6] “We have reviewed his record and it’s clear that conservatives cannot count on him to fight for their principles.”[6]

House conservatives project

In 2013, Senate Conservatives Fund created an initiative to support conservative House members in order to "advance conservative policies in the House and potentially run for the U.S. Senate in the future." As a part of this project, the group has endorsed the following candidates thus far in the 2014 election cycle[7]:

Campaign ads

Senate Conservatives Fund: Nothing

Senate Conservatives Fund: Rightful Heirs

2012 elections

Endorsed candidates

Senate Conservatives Fund endorsed the following candidates in the 2012 elections:[8]


In the 2012 elections Senate Conservatives Fund spent a grand total of $3,546,738: $20,000 against Democrats and $3,529,869 for Republicans. [8]

Top 10 largest Senate Conservatives Fund expenditures in 2012[8]
Candidate Party State Office Total For Against Desired Result
Don Stenberg Republican Party NE Senate $996,246 $996,246 $0
Ted Cruz Republican Party TX Senate $985,381 $985,381 $0
Josh Mandel Republican Party OH Senate $6,801,810 $6,801,810 $0
Richard Mourdock Republican Party IN Senate $216,280 $216,280 $0
Jeff Flake Republican Party AZ Senate $201,840 $201,840 $0
George Allen Republican Party VA Senate $163,775 $163,775 $0
Tom Smith Republican Party PA Senate $163,186 $163,186 $0
Deb Fischer Republican Party NE Senate $159,515 $159,515 $0
Dan Bongino Republican Party MD Senate $155,131 $155,131 $0
Todd Akin Republican Party MO Senate $121,346 $121,346 $0



Mitch McConnell's comments

Glenn Beck announced on October 8, 2013, that he was informed by an anonymous source that during a closed-door meeting, Mitch McConnell insinuated that anyone working with the Senate Conservatives Fund or FreedomWorks is basically a “traitor” to the GOP.[9]

Beck clarified that McConnell did not actually use the word “traitor,” “but that’s what everybody heard.” McConnell also reportedly said that these two groups in particular are “trying to destroy the Republican party.”[9]

According to Beck, roughly what McConnell said was, “FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund worked hard to unseat me, and I want you to be very clear on this. If any of you take a dollar from either FreedomWorks or the Senate Conservatives Fund, you’re an enemy of mine.”[9]

Recent news

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