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CONSERVATIVE VETERANS AND MINORITIES POISED TO TAKE THE HOUSE

CONGRESSMAN JACK BERGMAN, MI-1, LT. GEN. (RET.), USMC CHAIRMAN, THE GUARDIAN FUND

In these dark times for our Nation, there are silver linings to be found and a strong momentum in the quality of men and women running for public office. Today, there are more Veterans running for national office than in any other cycle over the last decade. If anyone understands how to turn our country around through service before self, it’s a Veteran.

It’s a sad reality that less than 20% of our current Congress has served in the military – but we hope to change that at The Guardian Fund. Just a few decades ago, that total was 70%, and it is our priority to support more conservative Veterans and minorities across the country who will fight for what is right and lead with conviction.

As chairman of The Guardian Fund and as someone who served in the Marine Corps for 40 years, I understand the unique skill sets that our men and women in uniform bring to public service and the importance of recruiting more individuals of their moral caliber to run for office. Those who have served our Nation know what it takes to win and know how to stand for the conservative bedrock principles which built our country and made us prosperous.

With our current abysmal state of affairs, dereliction of duty among our Nation’s leaders runs concerningly deep. That’s why I am hopeful for a new Congress with a fresh generation of conservative leaders, especially those whom The Guardian Fund has found to answer the call. I have every confidence that our Veteran candidates who have stepped up in this critical election cycle to serve the United States in a new capacity will bring the same dedication and grit to Congress that they exhibited in the military.

Infusing our legislative branch with conservative minority and military leaders is the antidote to the insidious trend of self-aggrandizement and selfish ambition in Congress. The Guardian Fund was proud to endorse nearly 100 candidates – 74 Veterans, 26 minorities, and 7 minority Veterans – a diverse group of loyal, selfless, and astute leaders who bring both the unique perspective of military and minority conservatism to the table.

Democrats relentlessly attempt to box minorities and Veterans in their ideological encampments, maligning them when they dare to venture into free-thinking territory. It’s important, then, for The Guardian Fund to empower these candidates to vocalize their experiences and to coalesce for America first principles.

With this historically large class of minority and Veteran candidates in the midterm election cycle, I believe we are seeing a fundamentally positive shift in the quality of our country’s leaders and a return to fiscally and socially conservative policies which will right our sinking ship.

GUARDIAN FUND ENDORSEMENT EVENT FEATURES VETERANS & DIVERSITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director

Washington, DC–Congressman Jack Bergman, MI-1, Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of 47 Members of Congress who are conservative veterans and/or minorities running for federal office in 2022.

Congressman Bergman stated, “As we celebrate Veterans Day, we recognize the critical role our men and women in uniform have on the future of our great Nation. Now, more than ever, it’s critical that we have Patriots in Congress who are willing to fight for the heart and soul of America.”

Bergman continued, “With over $100,000 donated directly to candidates this year, the Guardian Fund is poised to endorse the largest group of conservative Veterans and minorities in its history in 2022. We will not sit idly by and let leftists try to take over our government, schools, freedoms, and families. It’s time to stand up and elect proven leaders up and down the ticket.”

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 allegiance. 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 Jack Bergman, MI-1. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the elections of 160 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.

Guardian Fund ‘Battalion’ Sends 22 New Members To Congress

Conservative Veterans, Minorities and Women Sworn into Congress

Washington, DC–Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3, Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is thrilled to announce victories in 46 of our endorsed races which include 22 new Members of Congress. Guardian endorsed the largest class of women, minorities and veterans in its ten-year history. The www.sendabattalion.com independent expenditure effort gained valuable exposure and funds for these key races.

“As Chairman of the Guardian Fund, I am thrilled by our victories and look forward to serving with these patriots in the 117th Congress!” stated Congressman Jim 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 160 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.

Guardian Fund Freshmen Members of Congress

Barry Moore, AL-2
Young Kim, CA-39
Michelle Steel, CA-48
Darrell Issa, CA-50
Scott Franklin, FL-15
Byron Donalds, FL-19
Carlos Gimenez, FL-26
Maria Salazar, FL-27
Kat Cammack, FL-3
Andrew Clyde, GA-9
Marionette Miller-Meeks, IA-2
Victoria Spartz, IN-5
Peter Meijer, MI-3
Nicole Malliotakis, NY-11
Stephanie Bice, OK-5
Nancy Mace, SC-1
Pat Fallon, TX-4
August Pfluger, TX-11
Ronny Jackson, TX-13
Troy Nehls, TX-22
Tony Gonzales, TX-23
Burgess Owens, UT-4

Guardian Fund Endorses Mariannette Miller-Meeks, IA-2 And Pat Fallon, TX-4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director
Friday, October 23, 2020

Washington, DC–Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3, Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of Mariannette Miller-Meeks, IA-2 and Pat Fallon, TX-4. Both conservative veterans running for Congress. Miller-Meeks and Fallon join the largest class of candidates Guardian has ever endorsed. They also join the largest numbers of GOP women, minorities and veterans ever fielded across the country.

Miller-Meeks, IA-2 enlisted in the United States Army at 18, where she served for 24 years as a private, nurse, and doctor (ophthalmologist or eye diseases/surgery). She went into private practice in Ottumwa in. In 2010, Governor Terry Branstad appointed Miller Meeks as the Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health where she served for three years. In 2018, the voters of Senate District 41 elected her to fight for them in the Iowa State Senate.

Pat Fallon, TX-4 earned a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, where he was both a cadet in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and a member of the 1988 National Championship Varsity Football team. Pat served as a United States Air Force Officer and was stationed at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls. He served in the Texas House of Representatives for 6 years and on Frisco City Council for 3 years and was Mayor Pro Tem of the city from 2011-12. In May of 2012 he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives, garnering 71% of the vote. In 2018 Pat ran for the Texas Senate winning by 40%.
“As Chairman of the Guardian Fund, I am excited about both candidates. To date, the PAC has endorsed 57 candidates and Members. 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.

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 162 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.

Guardian Fund Endorsement Event Features Veterans & Diversity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Washington, DC–Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3, Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of 20 Candidates who are conservative veterans and/or minorities running for federal office in November.  This is the largest class of women, minorities and veterans the PAC has ever supported.

As Chairman of the Guardian Fund, I am excited about each candidate we have endorsed in 2020. Today, we endorsed 20 candidates for office and donated $125,000 bringing our total endorsements to 55 for this election cycle.  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 160 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.

Guardian Fund Fall Endorsements

Barry Moore, AL-2
Kat Cammack, FL-3
Anna Paulina Luna, FL-13
Scott Franklin, FL-15
Byron Donalds, FL-19
Rep. Doug Collins, GA-Senate
Jeanne Ives, IL-6
Esther Joy King, IL-17
Tyler Kistner, MN-2
Kendall Qualls, MN-3
Alek Skarlatos, OR-4
Sean Parnell, PA-17
Nancy Mace, SC-1
Troy Nehls, TX-22
Tony Gonzales, TX-23
Burgess Owens, UT-4
Daniel Gade, VA-Senate
Nick Freitas, VA-7
Aliscia Andrews, VA-10
Derrick Van Orden, WI-3

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

Guardian Fund Endorses 22 Veteran Members of Congress

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

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

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

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 Year-End Report 2018

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