Senate Majority PAC was founded by experienced, aggressive Democratic strategists with one mission: To win Senate races.
In 2010, the Citizens United decision allowed Karl Rove and a network of Republican-aligned outside groups to raise and spend hundreds of millions of dollars on false negative ads against Democratic Senators and Senate candidates. Democrats only engaged in outside spending in a few races, resulting in lopsided TV advertising that overwhelmed our candidates and contributed to some crushing Democratic losses in 2010.
In the face of that threat, Senate Majority PAC formed in 2011 to make sure that our Democratic Senators and candidates would not be forced to face such overwhelming odds against them again. Running transparent, low-overhead, take-no-prisoners independent campaigns, we defend Democrats from Rove’s attacks, aggressively contest open Senate seats, and go after Republicans on their own turf.
The threat has only gotten worse since 2010 with the rise of the Koch Brothers’ network. In 2016, they are threatening to spend almost a BILLION dollars against our Democratic candidates.
In the face of this increasing threat, our mission is more critical than ever. In 2016, we will hold Republicans accountable for their radical positions that would put tax breaks for millionaires over Medicare for seniors. We will hold them accountable for trying to turn back the clock on reproductive rights and ignoring the science on climate change. And we will fight to elect Democratic senators who will put working Americans ahead of the Kochs and their corporate interests.