Taking on 29-year incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby in the Republican primary this March, Marine Corps Iraq War veteran and small-business owner Jonathan McConnell landed a major endorsement Thursday from Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF), the PAC affiliated with Citizens United.
“Citizens United Political Victory Fund is proud to support true conservative candidate Jonathan McConnell against career Washington politician Richard Shelby”, said Citizens United President David N. Bossie. “As a conservative change agent, Captain McConnell will be a breath of fresh air in a United States Senate that is full of stale ideas and outdated big-spending politicians.”
In the endorsement, there were obvious jabs at Senator Shelby, who has been in Washington over 37 years, between his current Senate gig and a previous position in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Bossie continued, “Over the 37 years Richard Shelby has been in Washington, he has gleefully presided over the out of control federal spending habits that has resulted in our $19 trillion national debt. America needs a new generation of conservative leaders like Jonathan McConnell who will join Senator Ted Cruz and others in challenging the failed status quo in Washington. Big spending politicians no longer have a place in the U.S. Senate because there is no more money to spend. It’s time for Richard Shelby to go.”
“It’s this mindset of indifference by entrenched career politicians that so desperately needs to be swept from office in Washington. All Alabamians who are Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, or Ben Carson voters should also pull the lever for fellow-change agent Jonathan McConnell in the rapidly approaching primary election on March 1st,” Bossie concluded.
CUPVF has also contributed $5,000 to McConnell’s primary campaign.