FreedomWorks is throwing its support behind a dozen incumbents, none of whom are facing serious primary challengers.
All are from safely Republican territory and don't face threats from Democrats, and none appear to have much to worry about in their primaries, so it's unclear how much the endorsements matter. One, Rep. Louie GohmertLouie GohmertGiffords's husband to GOP rep: Don't 'hide behind' my wife's shooting to avoid town halls Giffords to lawmakers avoiding town halls: 'Have some courage' GOP rep invokes Giffords shooting as reason not to hold town hall MORE (R-Texas), has already won his primary, and the rest are running unopposed or face token opposition.
The endorsees include Sens. James InhofeJames InhofeA guide to the committees: Senate GOP considers ways to ‘modernize’ endangered species law GOP bill would eliminate Consumer Financial Protection Bureau MORE (Okla.), Tim ScottTim ScottGOP rep: No ‘artificial crowd’ at my town hall A guide to the committees: Senate Republicans at risk in 2018 steering clear of town halls MORE (S.C.) and Jim RischJim RischA guide to the committees: Senate Ryan tries to save tax plan Senate GOP votes to silence Warren after speech against Sessions MORE (Idaho), and Reps. Jim BridenstineJim BridenstineA guide to the committees: House Jim Bridenstine for NASA administrator Congress asserts itself MORE (Okla.), Ron DeSantis (Fla.), Tom GravesTom GravesA guide to the committees: House Republicans who oppose, support Trump refugee order Republican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman MORE (Ga.), Tim Huelskamp (Kan.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Matt SalmonMatt SalmonWestern Republicans seek new federal appeals court Arts groups gear up for fight over NEA What gun groups want from Trump MORE (Ariz.), Mark Sanford (S.C.) and Ted YohoTed YohoA guide to the committees: House Ryan reelected Speaker in near-unanimous GOP vote Obama's Russia report unlikely to silence doubters MORE (Fla.).
"FreedomWorks PAC is working hard to bring fresh talent to the table, but it’s also critical to protect the new generation of leadership that has begun repopulating the Republican Party," FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said.