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
In order to have a free trade majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, a minimum of 218 votes are required. Currently there are 200 Republicans and 235 Democrats. At the end of 2019 the House had their first opportunity to vote on a trade agreement and make their position known. With a strong bipartisan vote, the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) passed 385 to 41. All 435 House seats will be up for reelection in 2020.
In the 100 seat U.S. Senate, there are 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats, which include two independents. The Senators cast their first trade vote of the 116th Congress in January of 2020 when they also voted to pass USMCA by 89 to 10. There are 35 Senate seats up in 2020, including special elections in Arizona and Georgia. Currently there are 23 held by the GOP and 12 held by Democrats.
Our record of success
Since it’s founding in 1991, AFIT-PAC has proven to be a successful force in electing free-trade advocates to Congress, contributing over $15 million to federal candidates and committees.
AFIT-PAC was a major player among auto PACs in the 2018 elections, contributing $1.3 million to federal candidates and committees.