State Conservative Reform Action PAC ("SCRAP") is a Virginia based federal super PAC that is devoted to conservative economic and fiscal reform at the state level. To accomplish its mission, SCRAP will make expenditures to support state candidates who are dedicated to lowering taxes and reforming government by promoting policies of economic growth, innovative entrepreneurship and job creation. SCRAP will invest wisely at the state level, because states continue to drive real reform.
Federalism is fundamental to the vision our Founding
Fathers had for our nation.
Conservative leaders who stand up to federal overreach deserve our support to protect that vision.
The State Conservative Reform Action PAC (SCRAP) released a poll of 800 Virginia GOP Primary Voters surveying Republican views of former Governor Bob McDonell and previewing the 2017 Republican Primary for statewide offices.
In a primary battle that was second only to the GOP primary for governor in the intensity of negative advertising and the total spent by the contestants, Hawley scored a landslide victory with 64 percent of the vote. Schaefer carried only nine of the 116 reporting jurisdictions — 114 counties plus tallies for St. Louis and Kansas City — and none that cast more than 10,000 ballots.
Hawley, 36, is already well known in conservative legal circles. He defeated state senator Kurt Schaefer, 50, in a blowout, 64 to 36 percent, with nearly 90 percent of the vote counted. A law professor at the University of Missouri, Hawley was a law clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2006-2007 term.
In total, those numbers show Schaefer's campaign spent nearly $4 million, while the report shows Hawley's campaign spent just over $2.5 million. Josh Hawley beat Sen. Kurt Schaefer Tuesday night by collecting 65 percent of the vote.
Political novice Josh Hawley toppled state Sen. Kurt Schaefer in the hotly contested Republican primary race for attorney general. Hawley advanced to the Nov. 8 general election.
Hawley proved himself a far more effective practitioner of the dark art of attack ads. He nearly doubled up Schaefer, painting him throughout the campaign as a "moderate" who just might sell out real conservatives to liberals and China.
The State Conservative Reform Action PAC (SCRAP) released its second advertisement in the Missouri Attorney General Race. The ad exposes politician Kurt Schaefer's record of working for his law firm's client to the detriment of Missouri citizens and contrasts that with Josh Hawley's record as a true conservative.
State Conservative Reform Action PAC (SCRAP) announces $1 million independent expenditure opposing self-described "moderate" Kurt Schaefer; supporting the true Constitutional conservative Josh Hawley.
State Delegate Scott Taylor defeated Rep. Randy Forbes in the Republican primary race for the second congressional district on Tuesday. With nearly 53% of the vote, Taylor won more than 21,000 votes. Randy Forbes won about 41% of the vote. Pat Cardwell, a local attorney, registered about 7% of the vote. Taylor said enough voters believed in his message that Washington is broken and that he will bring a fresh start. "People trust us to go do something about it," Taylor said. "That's extremely humbling and it's not a responsibility that I take lightly."
Chris Jankowski is one of the brightest strategists in the Republican Party. And what he saw was how the Republicans could make their way back state-by-state. Jankowski runs something called the Republican State Leadership Committee.
As part of MSNBC's "7 Days of Genius" series, Rachel Maddow invited Chris Jankowski on the show to discuss the RSLC's 2010 REDMAP project. In Maddow's words describing REDMAP: "When it comes to political genius, I hereby maintain, that there is nothing comparable in the last five years in American electoral politics, at least, probably considerably longer, that’s anything like this."
Salmon is now the face of the new "State Conservative Reform Action PAC", which was formed two weeks ago and has only targeted the Arizona AG race thus far. It touts Brnovich as a "principled conservative" and barely mentions Horne.
The former head of the Republican State Leadership Committee is creating a new super PAC that will serve as a "Club for Growth-type" group on the state level.
Chris Jankowski is a leading Republican strategist in state elections, state policy issues, and state government. During 2013 and throughout the 2012 election cycle, Chris served as President of the Republican State Leadership Committee in Washington, DC, the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country. In 2010, Chris served as the Executive Director of the REDMAP Project- a strategic effort to win Republican control of state legislatures immediately prior to the decennial redistricting process for Congressional district lines. REDMAP focused resources on critical state legislative races in states projected to gain or lose congressional seats in reapportionment. Chris directed over $20 million in expenditures resulting in the Republican pick-up of twenty legislative chambers and a net gain in state legislative seats (over 700 seats)- setting a record for any political party in U.S. history. REDMAP is widely credited with providing a strategic advantage in the 2012 Congressional elections which resulted in a 33-seat Republican margin in the 113th Congress.
Following early campaign work in South Carolina in the 1990s, Chris spent almost ten years leading up to the 2010 election cycle running political campaigns, managing independent expenditures, and government affairs consulting- making a national impact one state at a time.
Cliff Pintak brings 30 years of political experience to SCRAP. He began his career helping develop one of the nation’s first state-based conservative caucus campaign committees in his home state of New Jersey. He has continued to focus on conservative and insurgent state based candidates, issues and projects.
Pintak conceived, directed and implemented an innovative program that helped conservatives win majorities in key state Supreme Courts where the judiciary was previously dominated by liberal activist judges. He continues this work in key battleground states like Michigan, Wisconsin and others.
His Wisconsin work has included creating issue advocacy media promoting Gov. Scott Walker’s conservative accomplishments as he beat back the left’s unsuccessful effort to recall him from office. He also created nationally recognized media for the American Action Network’s successful efforts to deny Charlie Crist the GOP nomination for US Senate in 2010.