Guardian Fund Endorses 22 Veteran Members of Congress

May 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3, Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of 22 Veteran Members of Congress running for re-election this cycle. These endorsements add to the recent veteran endorsements of 5 candidates running for Congress. (listed below)

“As Chairman of the Guardian Fund, I am excited about each candidate we have endorsed in 2020. While Democrats refuse to get back to work for the American people, we are committed to supporting candidates who give us the best chance to win back the House and maintain a conservative majority in the Senate. It is time for Congress to put American families and workers first and the Guardian Fund will work tirelessly to make that possible,” stated Congressman Banks.

The purpose of the Guardian Fund is to promote conservative minority and veteran leaders who we believe will successfully restore our great country back to the constitutional republic established by our founding fathers.

The United States deserves to be led by individuals who not only understand our military, but by those who have sworn an oath to be a part it. Forty years ago, 72 percent of lawmakers in the US House and 78 percent of those in the US Senate honorably served in the armed forces. We need servicemen and women to safely lead us through the challenges on the 21st century battlefield and to represent this country on the world stage.

Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012 by Lt Col Allen West. The current Chairman is Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3. The Guardian Fund has endorsed and assisted in the elections of 139 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.

Guardian Fund Endorsements

Rep Brian Babin, TX-36
Rep Don Bacon, NE-2
Rep Jack Bergman, MI-1
Rep Warren Davidson, OH-8
Rep Neal Dunn, FL-2
Rep Mike Gallagher, WI-8
Rep Clay Higgins, LA-3
Rep Brian Mast, FL-18
Rep Barry Loudermilk, GA-11
Rep Brad Wenstrup, OH-2
Rep Lee Zeldin, NY-1
Rep Greg Steube, FL-17
Rep Denver Riggleman, VA-5
Rep Jim Baird, IN-4
Rep Greg Pence, IN-6
Rep Steve Watkins, KS-2
Rep Mark Green, TN-7
Rep Dan Crenshaw, TX-2
Rep Guy Reschenthaler, PA-14
Rep Michael Waltz, FL-6 R
Rep Scott Perry, PA-10
Rep Mike Bost, IL-12
Dr. Ronny Jackson, TX-13
Dr. Rich McCormick, GA-7
Darrell Issa, CA-50
Scott Taylor, VA-2
Mike Garcia, CA-25 (Won special election May 12)

Bios can be found at https://www.guardianfundpac.org/candidates/2020-candidates/

Guardian Fund Endorsement Of Scott Taylor, VA-2

May 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Washington, DC–Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3, Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of former Member of Congress Scott Taylor of Virginia’s 2nd Congressional district.

Scott wanted to serve his country, so he joined the Navy with the goal of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. After completing the six-month BUD/S training course in Coronado, California, Scott was assigned to SEAL Team 4 and served in the United States and Latin America. Scott re-enlisted in the Navy after 9/11. In 2005, Scott was sent to Baghdad/Ramadi as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Scott served as a Navy SEAL sniper. Scott was severely injured while on a combat mission and was Medevac’d out of Iraq to Germany, then eventually back to the States. He finished out his enlistment as a marksmanship and reconnaissance instructor.

“As Chairman of the Guardian Fund, I am excited about Scott Taylor and his chance at victory. While Democrats continue to focus on divisiveness, we are committed to supporting candidates who give us the best chance to win back the House and maintain a conservative majority in the Senate. I am looking forward to serving again with Scott,” stated Banks.

The purpose of the Guardian Fund is to promote conservative minority and veteran leaders who we believe will successfully restore our great country back to the constitutional republic established by our founding fathers.

The United States deserves to be led by individuals who not only understand our military, but by those whom have sworn an oath to be a part it. Forty years ago, 72 percent of lawmakers in the US House and 78 percent of those in the US Senate honorably served in the armed forces. We need servicemen and women to safely lead us through the challenges on the 21st century battlefield and to represent this country on the world stage.

Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012 by Lt Col Allen West. The current Chairman is Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the elections of 117 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.

Guardian Fund Endorsement of Dr. Rich McCormick, GA-7

April 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Washington, DC–Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3, Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of Dr. Rich McCormick of Georgia’s 7th Congressional district.

Dr. Rich McCormick, GA-7 has over 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy, Rich served in combat zones in Africa, the Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan. As a Marine, he flew helicopters and taught at Georgia Tech and Morehouse College as the Marine Officer Instructor. In the Navy, Rich earned the rank of Commander and served as the Department Head for the Emergency Medicine Department in Afghanistan.

“As Chairman of the Guardian Fund, I am excited about Dr. McCormick and his chance at victory in the GOP primary. While Democrats continue to focus on divisiveness, we are committed to supporting candidates who give us the best chance to win back the House and maintain a conservative majority in the Senate. I am looking forward to serving with Rich,” stated Banks.

The purpose of the Guardian Fund is to promote conservative minority and veteran leaders who we believe will successfully restore our great country back to the constitutional republic established by our founding fathers.

The United States deserves to be led by individuals who not only understand our military, but by those whom have sworn an oath to be a part it. Forty years ago, 72 percent of lawmakers in the US House and 78 percent of those in the US Senate honorably served in the armed forces. We need servicemen and women to safely lead us through the challenges of the 21st century battlefield and to represent this country on the world stage.

Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012 by Lt Col Allen West. The current Chairman is Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the elections of 114 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.

Guardian Fund Endorsement Of Mike Garcia, CA-25

April 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Washington, DC–Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3, Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of Mike Garcia for California’s 25th Congressional district.

Mike Garcia, CA-25 is a first-generation American citizen and highly decorated United States Naval Officer whose record-setting flying performance earned him the honor of becoming one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy. He flew over 30 combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the skies above Baghdad, Fallujah and Tikrit.

“As Chairman of the Guardian Fund, I am excited about Mr. Garcia and his chance at victory in the run-off election on May 12th. While Democrats continue to focus on divisiveness, we are committed to supporting candidates who give us the best chance to win back the House and maintain a conservative majority in the Senate. I am looking forward to serving with Mike,” stated Banks.

The purpose of the Guardian Fund is to promote conservative minority and veteran leaders who we believe will successfully restore our great country back to the constitutional republic established by our founding fathers.

The United States deserves to be led by individuals who not only understand our military, but by those whom have sworn an oath to be a part it. Forty years ago, 72 percent of lawmakers in the US House and 78 percent of those in the US Senate honorably served in the armed forces. We need servicemen and women to safely lead us through the challenges on the 21st century battlefield and to represent this country on the world stage.

Also, the diversity of the American people gives this country its unwavering strength and makes the United States exceptional. With the demographics of the U.S. population in continual flux, it’s more critical than ever for there to be an accurate representation of the American people in government. For far too long, Republicans have been bound by a grossly inaccurate description of their party and battled against definitions of conservatism ascribed by outside groups. The Guardian Fund wants to help elect more conservative minorities to Congress, so that Republicans from all walks of life are given a voice on Capitol Hill.

Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012 by Lt Col Allen West. The current Chairman is Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the elections of 113 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.

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Guardian Fund 2020 Election Kick-Off Endorsements

November 14, 2019

Washington, DC–Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3, Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of 4 U.S. Senators and 7 Candidates who are conservative veterans and/or minorities running for election this cycle. Including Jason Church, WI-7 running in the Special Election February 18th to replace retiring Congressman Sean Duffy.

“As Chairman of the Guardian Fund, I am excited about each candidate we have endorsed in 2020. While Democrats continue to focus on impeachment, we are committed to supporting candidates who give us the best chance to win back the House and maintain a conservative majority in the Senate. It is time for Congress to get back to work for the American people and the Guardian Fund will work tirelessly to make that possible,” stated Banks.

The purpose of the Guardian Fund is to promote conservative minority and veteran leaders who we believe will successfully restore our great country back to the constitutional republic established by our founding fathers.

The United States deserves to be led by individuals who not only understand our military, but by those whom have sworn an oath to be a part it. Forty years ago, 72 percent of lawmakers in the US House and 78 percent of those in the US Senate honorably served in the armed forces. We need servicemen and women to safely lead us through the challenges on the 21st century battlefield and to represent this country on the world stage.

Also, the diversity of the American people gives this country its unwavering strength and makes the United States exceptional. With the demographics of the U.S. population in continual flux, it’s more critical than ever for there to be an accurate representation of the American people in government. For far too long, Republicans have been bound by a grossly inaccurate description of their party and battled against definitions of conservatism ascribed by outside groups. The Guardian Fund wants to help elect more conservative minorities to Congress, so that Republicans from all walks of life are given a voice on Capitol Hill.

Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012 by Lt Col Allen West. The current Chairman is Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the elections of 112 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.

Guardian Fund Endorsed Candidates

Senator Tom Cotton, AR
Senator Joni Ernst, IA
Senator Martha McSally, AZ
Senator Dan Sullivan, AK
John James, MI-Senate
Jason Church, WI-7 (Special Election)
Wesley Hunt, TX-7
Young Kim, CA-39
August Pfluger, TX-11
Maria Elvira Salazar, FL-27

Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3 Named Chairman of Guardian Fund

March 7, 2019

Continuing Lt Col Allen West’s Mission to Elect Conservative Veterans to Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director
Thursday, March 7, 2019

WASHINGTON DC–Guardian Fund Founder Lt. Colonel (ret.) Allen West and current Chairman Congressman Barry Loudermilk, GA-11 are honored to announce the new Chairman of the PAC for the 2020 election cycle, Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3.

Congressman Banks, a Guardian Fund endorsed candidate in the 2016 and 2018 election cycles, has stood out as someone with the qualities and characteristics that would uphold the Guardian Fund’s mission into the 2020 election cycle and build upon its success in helping to elect great leaders. “Congressman Banks, a veteran, 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 Allen West.

New Guardian Fund Chairman Congressman Jim Banks remarked, “It is an honor to be named Chairman of the Guardian Fund and build on the important work of Col. West and Congressman Loudermilk to recruit and elect more veterans to Congress.”

Since its establishment in 2012, the Guardian Fund has assisted in the election of 77 candidates to office on the federal level. 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 nearly $8 million dollars since inception.

Allen West served as Chairman of the Guardian Fund during the 2012 and 2014 election cycles followed by Congressman Barry Loudermilk who served during the 2016 and 2018 cycles.

Guardian Fund Year-End Report 2018

February 28, 2019

Guardian Fund, founded by Lt Col Allen West (ret.) and newly chaired by Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3 is proud to announce that 16 veteran Members were re-elected and 9 new veterans have joined Congress. This brings to 77 the number of Members Guardian Fund has helped to elect to Congress.

VETERAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS—RE-ELECTED

Rep Ralph Abraham, LA-5
Rep Brian Babin, TX-36
Rep Don Bacon, NE-2
Rep Jim Banks, IN-3
Rep Jack Bergman, MI-1
Rep Mike Bost, IL-12
Rep Warren Davidson, OH-8
Rep Neal Dunn, FL-2
Rep Mike Gallagher, WI-8
Rep Clay Higgins, LA-3
Rep Will Hurd, TX-23
Rep Barry Loudermilk, GA-11
Rep Brian Mast, FL-18
Rep Scott Perry, PA-10
Rep Brad Wenstrup, OH-2
Rep Lee Zeldin, NY-1

VETERAN CANDIDATES—NEW MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Greg Steube, FL-17
Denver Riggleman, VA-5
Jim Baird, IN-4
Greg Pence, IN-6
Steve Watkins, KS-2
Mark Green, TN-7
Dan Crenshaw, TX-2
Guy Reschenthaler, PA-14
Michael Waltz, FL-6

A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO GUARDIAN SUPPORTED NEW ARIZONA SENATOR

Senator Martha McSally, R-AZ

For More Information about Guardian Fund contact: Carolyn Machado via email: RSVP@machadoco.org

Guardian Fund Endorses Largest Group Of Veteran & Minorty Candidates For Office

November 2, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Washington, DC–Congressman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of 23 Members of Congress and 22 Candidates who are conservative veterans and/or minorities running for election this cycle for a total of 45 endorsements. “I am proud to stand with these dedicated public servants running for Congress, and I look forward to working with them,” stated Loudermilk.

Full list attached. Bios can be found at https://www.guardianfundpac.org/

The purpose of the Guardian Fund is to promote conservative minority and veteran leaders who we believe will successfully restore our great country back to the constitutional republic established by our founding fathers.

The United States deserves to be led by individuals who not only understand our military, but by those whom have sworn an oath to be a part it. Forty years ago, 72 percent of lawmakers in the US House and 78 percent of those in the US Senate honorably served in the armed forces. We need servicemen and women to safely lead us through the challenges on the 21st century battlefield and to represent this country on the world stage.

Also, the diversity of the American people gives this country its unwavering strength and makes the United States exceptional. With the demographics of the U.S. population in continual flux, it’s more critical than ever for there to be an accurate representation of the American people in government. For far too long, Republicans have been bound by a grossly inaccurate description of their party and battled against definitions of conservatism ascribed by outside groups. The Guardian Fund wants to help elect more conservative minorities to Congress, so that Republicans from all walks of life are given a voice on Capitol Hill.

Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012 by Lt Col Allen West. The current Chairman is Congressman Barry Loudermilk, GA-11. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the elections of 101 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.

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Guardian Fund Endorses Veteran In Key Election Greg Pence, IN-6

June 28, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 28, 2018
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director

Washington, DC–Congressman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of a conservative veteran running for election this cycle, Greg Pence from Indiana’s 6th 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 to Greg Pence for Congress–an outstanding American.

Greg Pence, IN-6 Greg joined the Marine Corps at a young age in 1979 in his hometown of Columbus, Indiana. Today, Greg feels that same calling to serve his country and the people in the Sixth District. Having served as an officer in the Marines, Greg understands the Sixth District needs a leader who will serve its constituents rather than serve special interests.

Guardian Fund endorsed Greg Pence at a Spring Endorsement event on Wednesday, June 20th 8:00 AM at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC.

Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012 by Lt Col Allen West. The current Chairman is Congressman Barry Loudermilk, GA-11. Our mission is to support conservative veterans and minorities seeking elected office. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the election of 30 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.

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Guardian Fund Endorses Veteran In Key Election Jim Baird, IN-4

June 28, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 28, 2018
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director

Washington, DC–Congressman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of a conservative veteran running for election this cycle, Jim Baird from Indiana’s 4th 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 to Jim Baird for Congress–an outstanding American.

Jim Baird, IN-4 is a lifelong resident of the Fourth U.S. Congressional District, a Vietnam Veteran, a farmer, and small business owner for more than three decades. Mr. Baird, US Army (ret.) is the recipient of the Bronze Star with V device, Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster.

Guardian Fund endorsed Jim Baird at a Spring Endorsement event on Wednesday, June 20th 8:00 AM at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC.

Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012 by Lt Col Allen West. The current Chairman is Congressman Barry Loudermilk, GA-11. Our mission is to support conservative veterans and minorities seeking elected office. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the election of 30 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.

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