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2016 Election Center

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. 

Election News

 

 

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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2016 Election

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 .

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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.

November 3, 2016: The Final Countdown

October 21, 2016: Two Weeks to Go

October 14, 2016: Will the Senate Flip?

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.

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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?

Contact ADPAC

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.


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