2016 was one of the most aggressive, important and expensive elections our nation has ever seen 2018 will likely eclipse that! ADPAC will keep you updated on all of the news, events and happenings that will come with this Election.
Congressman Babin Unopposed in Primary, to face Democratic Challenger in General
3/6/18 - Rep. Brian Babin ran unopposed in the Republican primary in the Texas 36th district for the second year in a row. He will face a Democratic challenger in the November election as he seeks his third term in Congress.
I am a Dental Voter!
We are not Democrats or Republicans we are the Tooth Party!
Dentist Candidates Supported by ADPAC
In the 2016 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), Brian Babin, DDS (TX-36), and Drew Ferguson, DMD (GA-03). This year we are excited to have three additional ADA Member Dentists running for Congress, Jeff Van Drew, DMD (Candidate NJ-02), Fred Costello, DDS (Candidate FL-06) and Gary Wegman, DDS (Candidate PA-09). 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 Election to bring all the latest Election reporting and analysts to you. Click on the links below to view the reports.
May 4, 2018: South Dakota Senate
April 20, 2018: Senate Overview
April 6, 2018: Gubernatorial 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.