2016 Election Center
2016 is promising to be one of the most aggressive, important and expensive elections our nation has ever seen! ADPAC will keep you updated on all of the news, events and happenings that will come with this Election.
Rep. Paul Gosar Wins AZ-04 Primary
Rep. Paul Gosar won the Republican nomination in Arizona’s 4th Congressional District Tuesday night. Rep Gosar won 71%-29%, despite a 3rd-party organization’s last-minute attempt to challenge him.
Dr. Fred Costello did not win the Republican nomination for Florida’s 6th Congressional District Tuesday night. Dr. Costello ran an honorable and respectable campaign.
ADPAC is proud to support these two ADA members.
Dr. Drew Ferguson wins GA-03 Runoff!
ADA member Dr. Drew Ferguson has won the Republican runoff in Georgia’s 3rd Congressional district! With support from hundreds of his ADA member colleagues and ADPAC, Dr. Ferguson was able to secure this victory. He will now face Angela Pendley in the November general election. Georgia’s 3rd Congressional district is a heavily Republican district. Dr. Ferguson is expected to win the general election and come to Washington as a member of the 115th Congress.
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Find staff commentary on the 2016 Election as we break down current events and the state of the Presidential and Congressional races.
Impact 2016: The Golden State Primary
Dentist Candidates Supported by ADPAC
In the 2014 election cycle, ADA dentists rallied around their fellow colleagues who were running for U.S. Congress. Dentists raised an impressive amount for U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson, DMD (ID-02), Paul Gosar, DDS (AZ-04) and Brian Babin, DDS (TX-36). This year we are excited to have two additional ADA Member Dentists running for Congress, Drew Ferguson, DMD (Candidate GA-03) and Fred Costello, DDS (Candidate FL-06). Click the link below to learn more about our candidates and to donate to their campaigns.
ADPAC Political Report
ADPAC has joined with the Rothenberg and Gonzales Political Report to bring all the latest Election reporting and analysts to you. Click on the links below to view the reports.
October 14, 2016: Will the Senate Flip?
September 30, 2016: Six States Decide the Senate
September 16, 2016: The Presidential Race Tightens
September 2, 2016: Fight for the Senate
ADPAC Political Education
The Political Education series is designed to tell you all there is to know about PACs, their functions, the importance PACs play for an association, and their effect on the political process.
What is the path of an ADPAC Donation
This info graphic traces the path a ADPAC donation takes and gives information on all of the decisions made when deciding how to use ADPAC donations.
Past Political Education pieces
Part 1: Politcal Action Committees, Why Associations Have Them
Part 2: American Dental Association Political Action Committee
Part 3: What is Soft Money?
Part 4: Super PACs, 527s, and 501 (c)4s
Part 5: How does ADPAC use Non-Federal Funds?
ADPAC is a federally registered political committee and the contributions it receives are used to support federal candidates and committees. Contributions to ADPAC are voluntary and any person has the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. The contribution guidelines are merely suggestions and a person may contribute more, less or not at all without concern or favor or disadvantage by the ADA. Corporate donations will not be used by ADPAC for contributions but will be used exclusively to pay for the administrative and operating expenses for ADPAC or related political activity. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes. Federal law requires ADPAC to request the name, address, occupation, and employer for each person whose contributions exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00) in a calendar year.