2016 was 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.
Welcome to Congress, Dr. Drew Ferguson!
Dr. Drew Ferguson of West Point, Georgia, was victorious in his general election in Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District. Congressman-Elect Ferguson won his district 67% - 32% .
Rep. Simpson Wins Reelection.
Rep. Mike Simpson easily won re-election for a 10th term and will continue to represent Idaho’s 2nd Congressional district in the new Congress. Rep. Simpson garnered 73% of the vote
Rep. Gosar Reelected in AZ-04
Rep. Paul Gosar, after fending off a 3rd party organizations attempt to defeat him in the primary, was easily re-elected to his seat representing Arizona’s 4th District. Rep. Gosar won by 70%
Rep. Babin is Heading Back to Washington.
Rep. Brian Babin ran unopposed in both the primary and general election. He was re-elected to a second term representing the 36th District of Texas.
ADPAC is proud to support these four ADA members and look forward to working with them in 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 Nathan Gonzales with Inside Politics to bring all the latest Election reporting and analysts to you. Click on the links below to view the reports.
April 7, 2017: Quarterly Senate Overview
Past ADPAC Political Reports
March 24, 2017: Georgia 6th Special
March 13, 2017: Wisconsin Senate
February 27, 2017: House Overview
February 10, 2017: Split-Ticket House Districts
January 27, 2017: Ohio Senate
January 13, 2017: 2018 Senate Overview
December 20, 2016: LA Runoffs and Special Elections
December 2, 2016: Election Wrap up
November 3, 2016: The Final Countdown
October 21, 2016: Two Weeks to Go
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
August 19, 2016: Presidential Update
August 5, 2016: Post Convention Report
July 14, 2016: Could there be A Democratic Wave?
July 1, 2016: The Florida Shake Up & The Colorado Senate Race
June 17, 2016: Why Some House Incumbents Lost in Their Primaries
June 3, 2016: Senate Update
May 19, 2016: Clinton Begins General Election with Advantage
May 5, 2016: Donald Trump is the GOP Nominee. Now What?
April 22, 2016: House Overview
April 11, 2016: Kentucky 1, Ratings Changes, & Georgia: Heading for a Runoff?
March 25, 2016: GOP Incumbents Survive Primaries, So Far
March 4, 2016: 2016 Senate Overview
Feb. 19, 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: Political 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.