Salute to Veterans Event

February 6, 2017

Salute to Veterans

With Members of the 115th Congress
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 

The Capitol Hill Club
300 First Street, NW, Washington, DC

 


Guardian Fund Chairman Congressman Barry Loudermilk and Congressman Don Bacon


Guardian Fund Chairman Congressman Barry Loudermilk and Congressman Will Hurd


Guardian Fund Chairman Congressman Barry Loudermilk and Congressman Phil Roe, Chairman, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee


Guardian Fund Chairman Congressman Barry Loudermilk and Guardian Fund endorsed Candidates Congressman Steve Russell and Congressman Clay Higgins


Guardian Fund Chairman Congressman Barry Loudermilk and Congressman Scott Taylor


Guardian Fund Chairman Congressman Barry Loudermilk and Congressman Warren Davidson

Guardian Fund Endorses Veteran In Key Run-Off Election

November 16, 2016

Captain Clay Higgins, LA-3

Washington, DC — Congressman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of one more veteran running for election this cycle, Captain Clay Higgins from Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional district. “I am proud to stand with this dedicated public servant running for Congress, and I look forward to working with him,” stated Loudermilk.

Today, the Guardian Fund is endorsing and donating $5,000 to Captain Higgins for Congress–an outstanding American.

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Captain Clay Higgins is a lifelong resident of Louisiana. Higgins received his initial training in police work when serving as a military police officer in the United States Army. He has served Acadiana in Law Enforcement for the last eleven years and currently serves as Deputy Marshal for the City of Lafayette. Captain Higgins has become one of the nation’s most influential cops, regularly speaking to law enforcement agencies across America. Higgins is a strong advocate of what he calls… “The sacred oath of the badge”. He states that the sworn oath is not to a Sheriff, or a Chief, or a Marshal… It’s an oath of allegiance to the Constitution. He is a passionate defender of the Bill of Rights. As a Christian, Higgins is known for his refreshing focus on the power of the individual to be redeemed.

The Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012. The mission is to support conservative veterans and minorities seeking elected office. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the election of 21 candidates nationwide since its inception. In the 2016 election cycle, Todd Young becomes the 24th candidate endorsed by the Guardian Fund.

Guardian Fund Endorsed Conservative Veterans & Minorities Win Big!

November 10, 2016

20 Endorsed Candidates Win in 2016!

Washington, DC–Congressman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC has once again scored major victories in helping to elect conservative veterans and minorities to office. Of the 24 candidates endorsed, 20 have won election! “I am very proud to stand with these veterans and minorities in our quest to continue on the battlefield of ideas, and I look forward to working with each and every one to help restore our nation,” said Rep. Loudermilk.

Winning Candidates Include:
Todd Young – Indiana (U.S. Senate)
Mike Bost – Illinois – 12
Carlos Curbelo – Florida – 26
Ron DeSantis – Florida – 6
Will Hurd – Texas – 23
Steve Knight – California – 25
Mia Love – Utah –4
Martha McSally – Arizona – 2
Steve Russell – Oklahoma – 5
Lee Zeldin – New York – 1
Ryan Zinke – Montana – At Large
Don Bacon – Nebraska –2
Jim Banks – Indiana –3
Jack Bergman – Michigan –1
Warren Davidson – Ohio –8
Neal Dunn – Florida –2
Mike Gallagher – Wisconsin – 8
Brian Mast – Florida –18
Scott Taylor – Virginia –2
Clay Higgins – Louisiana – 3

The Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012. Our mission is to support conservative veterans and minorities seeking elected office. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the election of 40 candidates nationwide since its inception. In the 2016 election cycle, 24 candidates were endorsed by the Guardian Fund and 20 of them were victorious.

Allen West’s Guardian Fund Puts Veterans in Office

September 22, 2016

If the Guardian Fund has its way, the group will obtain its stated goal of shoring up national security by getting more veterans elected to Congress in 2016 — and more funds directed to the military.

“We hear a lot of criticism of ‘climate change deniers,’” Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, said at a breakfast in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. “But there are also a lot of ‘math deniers.’ When it comes to budgeting for our defenses, there should be a bipartisan attitude to agree on the math.”

Davidson, a former U.S. Army Ranger, won the seat relinquished by former House Speaker John Boehner earlier this year in his first-ever run for office.

Only 80 out of 435 U.S. representatives and just 13 out of 100 U.S. senators have a military service background — another inconvenient fact the group hopes to change.

Numerous sitting House members who served in the military as well as candidates for the House and Senate this fall were featured at the group’s standing-room event in Washington’s Capitol Hill Club.

The three-year-old political action committee was founded by retired U.S. Army Col. and former Rep. Allen West, R.-Fla.

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Guardian Fund “16” in 2016 Breakfast Event

September 21, 2016

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, The Guardian Fund hosted the Guardian Fund “16” in 2016 Breakfast Event Featuring Guardian Fund Chairmann, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, GA-11 and Guardian Fund Founder Lt Col Allen West.


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Guardian candidate Gen. Don Bacon NE-2 at endorsement

Breakfast Event
Guardian candidate Brian Mast, FL-18 at endorsement

Breakfast Event
Guardian Fund Chairman, Rep. Barry Loudermilk with supporters

Guardian Fund Endorses 13 Veterans In Critical Election Races

September 21, 2016

3 Members of Congress and 10 Candidates

Washington, DC–Congressman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s third round of endorsed candidates. “These candidates have served their country in uniform and, now, they are willing to serve in Congress. I am proud to stand with these veterans in their quest to enter the battlefield of ideas, and help restore the nation they risked their lives defending,” noted Rep. Loudermilk.

Today, the Guardian Fund is proud to endorse and donate $2,500 to each of the following outstanding Americans:

  • Representative Steve Russell, OK-5 US Army
  • Representative Steve Knight, CA-25 US Army
  • Representative Mike Bost, IL-12 Marine Corps
  • Paul Babeu, AZ-1 MA Natl Guard & AZ Army National Guard
  • Don Bacon, NE-2 Air Force
  • Jim Banks, Indiana –3 US Navy Reserve
  • Jack Bergman, MI-1 Marine Corps
  • Paul Chabot, CA-31 US Navy Reserve
  • Neal Dunn, FL-2 US Army
  • Mike Gallagher, WI-8 Marine Corps
  • Amie Hoeber, MD-6 US Army DOD
  • Brian Mast, FL-18 US Army
  • Scott Taylor, VA-2 US Navy

The Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012.  The mission is to support conservative veterans and minorities seeking elected office. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the election of 21 candidates nationwide since its inception.

Guardian Fund Announces Second Round Of Conservative Veteran And Minority Endorsed Candidates For Congress

August 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016

GUARDIAN FUND ANNOUNCES SECOND ROUND OF CONSERVATIVE VETERAN AND MINORITY ENDORSED CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESS
Bongino, Curbelo, DeSantis, Glenn, Hurd, Love & McSally

Washington, DC–Congressman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PACs second round of endorsed candidates today. This group of seven candidates and Members of Congress running for re-election are made up of three veterans, three minorities and a former CIA and Secret Service agent.

Commenting on the endorsements of our veterans Congressman Loudermilk notes, “These candidates have served their country in uniform and, now, they are willing to serve in Congress. I am proud to stand with these great veterans in their quest to enter the battlefield of ideas, and help restore the nation they risked their lives defending.” “We are also proud to stand by our conservative candidates from our minority communities. Those candidates fully understand that freedom and liberty are achieved through limited government and more personal responsibility,” stated Loudermilk.

Today, the Guardian Fund is proud to endorse and donate the maximum donation of $5,000 to the following outstanding Americans:

• Dan Bongino, FL-19
Former Secret Service Agent & New York City Police Officer

• Congressman Carlos Curbelo, FL-26
Son of Cuban exiles, University of Miami alum

• Congressman Ron DeSantis, FL-6
U.S. Navy JAG veteran and Bronze Star recipient

• Darryl Glenn, CO-Senate
USAF Academy grad, retired Lt. Col with 21 years of service

• Congressman Will Hurd, TX-23
Former Central Intelligence Agency officer, first TX GOP African-American in Congress

• Congresswoman Mia Love, UT-4
First black GOP female in Congress

• Congresswoman Martha McSally, AZ-2
Former A-10 combat pilot, first female to command USAF combat squadron

The Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012. The mission is to support conservative veterans and minorities seeking elected office. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the election of 21 candidates nationwide since its inception.

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Guardian Fund Endorses 4 Veterans in Critical Election Races

June 6, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016

GUARDIAN FUND ENDORSES 4 VETERANS IN CRITICAL ELECTION RACES
Rep. Heck, Rep Zinke, Rep Zeldin and Warren Davidson, OH-8

Washington, DC–Congressman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PACs first round of endorsed candidates today, D-day. “These candidates have served their country in uniform and, now, they are willing to serve in Congress. On this D-Day, as we remember the Americans who fought valiantly to defend our freedom, I am proud to stand with these great veterans in their quest to enter the battlefield of ideas, and help restore the nation they risked their lives defending,” noted Rep. Loudermilk.

Today, the Guardian Fund is proud to endorse and donate the maximum donation of $5,000 to the following outstanding Americans:

• Joe Heck for Senate (NV)
Brigadier General, Doctor, First Responder, Iraq War Vet

• Ryan Zinke for Congress (MT)
Navy SEAL Commander, Iraq War Vet

• Lee Zeldin for Congress (NY-1)
Major, Paratrooper, Iraq War Vet

• Warren Davidson for Congress (OH-8)
West Point Graduate, Ranger, Paratrooper

The Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012. The mission is to support conservative veterans and minorities seeking elected office. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the election of 21 candidates nationwide since its inception.

A Letter from our Founder Allen West

January 1, 2016

One of the things that makes America such an exceptional nation is our commitment to establish legacies, both as a country and within our own families. We believe in previous generations leading by example, laying the foundation for a subsequent generation’s success, or inspiring them to achieve greater feats and accomplishments. I experienced this in my own family when my Dad, a Corporal in the United States Army during World War II, looked into my eyes and said, ‘we want you to be the first officer in the family.’ With his words and actions as a source of inspiration, I became a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, but our family’s legacy of service wouldn’t stop with me. On June 6, 2002 my nephew, Herman ‘Bernie’ III, an ROTC Cadet at North Georgia College, attended the ceremony at which I took command of an Artillery Battalion in the 4th Infantry Division. Bernie as we call him came up to me afterwards with a brilliant smile and said softly, ‘Uncle, I want to be an Artilleryman.’ This is a day I will never forget.

However, in my life I have been fortunate enough to continue another great man’s legacy, that of Josiah T. Walls, the first black Republican Member of Congress from the State of Florida. While our terms were separated by time, with Congressman Walls having served during the tumultuous years of the Reconstruction Era, I was humbled to carry on his legacy with my election to the House in November 2010. I have since committed myself to ensuring that Walls legacy, and others like it, remain intact by inspiring others and paying it forward.

To that end, we established the Allen West Guardian Fund with the mission of supporting more military and minority conservatives seeking political office. Forty years ago, 70% of Congress had served in uniform, and in the 113th a mere 20% of Congressional Members were veterans. Additionally, there is no reason why it should have taken 133 years for Florida to elect the second black Republican to Congress since Rep. Josiah Walls. These facts and figures are the reason for the mission of the Guardian Fund — creating and restoring a legacy of service and adequate representation in the political arena.

Since its inception in 2012, I am proud to say that the Guardian Fund has achieved immense success in helping new elected officials to office and remaining a strong vehicle for conservative values. However, due to my new position as the CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) I cannot remain as the Fund’s chairman. However, the Guardian Fund’s mission remains steadfast and unwavering and will continue moving forward with new leadership in 2015. In saying farewell, I just want to thank the thousands of you who have loyally supported the Guardian Fund and all of its efforts over the years. Our accomplishments were only possible because of your investment and belief in our mission.

In fact, your efforts made a lasting mark on this country as they enabled the first black female Republican, Mia Love, to be sworn in as a Member of Congress. Let us now endeavor to ensure that Congresswoman Love will not be an exception but inspire and bring forth a new generation of minority conservative women and men to serve. Additionally, you helped to elect a large wave of veterans to office including Congressman Barry Loudermilk from Georgia. I hope that through the Guardian Fund’s efforts we will continue this trend of bringing back greater numbers of veterans to Capitol Hill.

An idea born from generations of family service– a spark — has become a flame. A Guardian, a torch which will light the way for a new generation of Military and Minority conservatives — a new Legacy.

Steadfast and Loyal!

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Allen B. West
Lieutenant Colonel (US Army, Ret)
Member of Congress (2011-2013)

The Guardian Fund Announces New Chairman

January 13, 2015

WASHINGTON DC, January 13, 2015- Today, former Congressman Allen West and the Guardian Fund Political Action Committee are honored to announce the new Chairman of the PAC for the 2016 election cycle, Congressman Barry Loudermilk, GA-11.

One of the 14 Guardian Fund’s officially endorsed candidates of the 2014 cycle, Congressman Loudermilk stood out as someone with the qualities   and characteristics that would uphold the Guardian Fund’s mission into the 2016 election cycle and build upon its success in helping to elect great leaders.  “Congressman Loudermilk is the type of leader who can be entrusted with the future of our nation and inspire other servicemen and women to exercise their voices and talents on Capitol Hill,” said former Congressman and Lt. Colonel (ret.) Allen West.

New Guardian Fund Chairman Congressman Barry Loudermilk remarked, “The foundation laid by my friend Colonel West at the Guardian Fund, is solid. With great victories like Tom Cotton, Joni Ernst, Mia Love and Steve Russell, to name a few, both the House and the Senate are more conservative. I welcome the opportunity to help continue the mission of finding and supporting principled conservative veterans and minorities. Strong leaders are essential to achieving the America we want to pass on to our children and grandchildren; an America that is free, safe and full of opportunity.”

Since its establishment in 2012, the Guardian Fund has assisted in the election of 28 candidates to office on the local, state and federal levels.  With its unique mission of supporting conservative veterans and minorities, the Guardian Fund acted as a true trailblazer for the Republican Party and has raised over $6 million dollars since inception.

Allen West served as Chairman of the Guardian Fund during the 2012 and 2014 election cycles.  As of January 1st, he has relocated to Dallas, TX to become CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis.