AFIT-PAC is the political voice for international auto dealers. We promote the free trade interests of the international auto dealers by supporting the political campaigns of candidates for Congress who share our free trade philosophy.
The stakes are high
To have a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, 218 votes are needed. Currently, there are 215-220 solid, pro-free trade members in the House. At least 30 of these members are expected to be in competitive races in 2018.
Of the 55 known pro-free traders in the U.S. Senate, 5 or 6 face competitive re-election campaigns in 2018 and 2020.
Almost one-third of the Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee are not running for re-election in 2018. Each member leaving is a strong free trader. A strong, free trade bloc on Ways and Means is critical because it is the committee that deals with taxes, tariffs and trade agreements.
Our record of success
Since AFIT-PAC was founded in 1991, we have proven to be a force in electing free-trade advocates to Congress, contributing approximately $14.6 million to federal candidates and committees.
AFIT-PAC was a major player among auto PACs in the 2016 elections, contributing $1.5 million to federal candidates and committees.
In 2016, AFIT-PAC participated in 141 races, winning 96% of them.