May 15, 2013
May 17, 2012
Nationally recognized conservative organization calls Salmon "courageous leader"
EAST VALLEY - Former Congressman and candidate for Arizona's 5th congressional district Matt Salmon today received the endorsement from the Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF). CUPVF, the affiliated PAC of Citizens United and widely recognized as the "Conservative PAC for Conservative Candidates," issued the following statement from David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United:
"Matt Salmon is a principled conservative and it is critically important for him to return to Congress at this seminal moment in American history. Matt will be a courageous leader in Washington from day one, because he has the ability to convince others that his fiscally responsible policies will put America back on the right track. I look forward to working with Matt Salmon again when he comes to Congress next year, because I know he is not afraid to take the tough votes that lie ahead."
Former Congressman Salmon stated, "Perhaps no other organization across the country has been more influential at promoting the conservative principles of limited government, free enterprise and personal liberty than Citizens United. I am honored to receive their endorsement and continue to be humbled by the overwhelming and growing support for my campaign from conservative leaders and organizations across our great nation and state. I'm eager to get to work and lead the fight for conservative causes in Congress, once again."
About Citizens United
Citizens United is an organization dedicated to restoring our government to citizens' control. Through a combination of education, advocacy, and grass roots organization, Citizens United seeks to reassert the traditional American values of limited government, freedom of enterprise, strong families, and national sovereignty and security. Citizens United's goal is to restore the founding fathers' vision of a free nation, guided by the honesty, common sense, and good will of its citizens.
Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF) exists to support true conservative candidates running for federal office through direct candidate advocacy and contributions, based on our in-depth candidate research and surveys.
About Matt Salmon
Matt Salmon was first elected to the United States Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, honoring his term limit pledge. A proud conservative, Salmon was rated in the top five among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizen's Against Government Waste for all six years he was in office. He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating and also earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life. He was also the proud recipient of the American Cancer Society's "Top National Elected Official" award.
Matt Salmon has received endorsements from Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks and David Schweikert, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Mayors Scott Smith (Mesa), Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Hugh Hallman (Tempe), John Insalaco (Apache Junction) and Gail Barney (Queen Creek), fourteen (14) Arizona state senators and fifteen (15) Arizona state representatives. Salmon has also been endorsed by South Dakota Senator John Thune, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49), and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.