The Freedom Project Basics: Who, What, Why
What is the Freedom Project?
The Freedom Project is a political action committee (PAC) established in 1995 to provide assistance to Republican candidates for federal office. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) serves as honorary chairman. Our mission is to strengthen and expand our House Republican Majority that is standing firm in Washington as Americans' last line of defense against new tax hikes, government takeovers, and jobs-destroying red tape.
What does the Freedom Project do?
The Freedom Project 1) provides direct financial assistance to Republican candidates for federal office; and 2) supports Speaker Boehner's political efforts to promote and fundraise for Republican candidates across the country. The Freedom Project's online disclosure information is available at FEC.gov.
Who is John Boehner?
John Boehner is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. John represents the 8th Congressional District of Ohio and is a key leader in the fight for a stronger economy and a more accountable government. John has a record as a strong fiscal conservative; he's never requested so-called "earmarks," and is a powerful advocate for cutting federal spending and balancing the budget without raising taxes. National security is a top concern of John's, whether it is winning the war on terror or ensuring the safety of our borders. You can connect with Boehner on sites like Facebook, and Twitter.
How do you choose the candidates featured on FreedomProject.org?
We focus on candidates in House races because that's our mission: to strengthen and expand the Republican Majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. We feature candidates enrolled in the National Republican Congressional Committee's “Young Guns” program (whether a "YOUNG GUN," "CONTENDER," "ON THE RADAR," or "VANGUARD" candidate), all post-primary Republican challenger and open seat candidates, and all current Republican Members of Congress who are seeking re-election. We generally do not list candidates who are in a primary race unless they are also enrolled in the “Young Guns” program.
Are my contributions to the candidates or the Freedom Project tax-deductible?
No. Contributions to political candidates and committees are not tax-deductible.
I know a great GOP candidate that isn't listed. How can we get them added to FreedomProject.org?
That's great. Contact us, let us know, and we'll investigate or help direct the campaign to the appropriate person to learn more about the "Young Guns" program.
What are the limits on my contributions to the Freedom Project?
Individuals may contribute up to $5,000 per calendar year; individual contributions aggregate toward the overall bi-annual limit for committees. Political action committees may contribute up to $5,000 per calendar year. Visit here for more information.
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