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 majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, a minimum of 218 votes are required. Currently 132 Representatives maintain strong voting records on free trade. At least 20 of those members are expected to have competitive races in 2020. In January 2019, 101 Freshmen were sworn into the House, split between 67 Democrats and 44 Republicans, none of whom have cast a trade vote. Their stance is yet to be determined.
Of the 49 known pro-free traders in the U.S. Senate, 11 are in competitive re-election campaigns in 2020.
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.
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.