Americans for Prosperity

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Americans For Prosperity (AFP) is a Washington D.C. based political advocacy group which describes itself as "... an organization of grassroots leaders who engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state and federal levels."[1]

History and Mission

AFP is dedicated to promoting a sound economic policy that supports business and regulatory restraint by government. AFP recently hosted an event in Washington D.C. entitled, "Defending the American Dream Summit" on October 5, 2007. The topic of the debate was government spending and taxation. Presidential candidates attending included Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Ron Paul, Sam Brownback, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson. Other speakers included John Stossel, Dinesh D'Souza, Art Laffer, John Fund, Steve Moore, Herman Cain, Dr. Barry Poulson, and AFP founder David H. Koch.

The organization has state directors in 29 of the 50 states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin[2].


  • President: Tim Phillips
  • Chief Operating Officer: Luke Hilgemann
  • Vice President, State Operations: Teresa Oelke
  • Vice President, Development: Chris Fink

2012 elections

According to Open Secrets, Americans for Prosperity spent $11,291 in the 2012 election cycle.[3]

Endorsed candidates

In the 2012 election cycle, the Americans for Prosperity supported the following candidates:[3]


Top 5 largest Americans for Prosperity expenditures in 2012[4]
Candidate Party State Office For Against Total Desired Result
Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican Party WA Senate $1,950 $0 $1,950
George Allen Republican Party VA Senate $1,250 $0 $1,250
Mitt Romney Republican Party N/A President $1,950 $0 $1,950
Michael Baumgartner Republican Party WA House $1,250 $0 $1,250

Ballot measures


2010 ballot measures

2009 ballot measures

In 2009 in Oregon, the state AFP chapter is organizing opposition to Ted Kulongoski's $733 million tax hike by supporting efforts to qualify the Oregon Tax Hike Vote, Ballot Measures 66 and 67 (2010) for the ballot.[5]

State chapters

Recent news

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See also

External links


The original version of this article was taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on 10/2/07