2 July 2013

New TV Ad: Florida Surge

The American Action Network (@AAN) launched a $50,000 television advertising campaign in Florida today thanking Sen. Marco Rubio for keeping his promise and supporting legislation that secures the border. The ad, “Florida Surge,” details some of the key border surge components of S.744 that passed last week. “Florida Surge” will run solely on the Fox News Channel on cable stations in Florida over the next two weeks. See the ad here:

“Sen. Marco Rubio’s leadership in passing conservative immigration reform has been unmistakable,” said American Action Network President Brian O. Walsh. “There’s been a lot of misinformation throughout the debate and we believe it’s important Floridians know that this bill helps provide the tough border security America needs. We hope Floridians will let Senator Rubio know that they appreciate him keeping his promise and showing real leadership on securing the border.”

Walsh continued, “We look forward to continuing our efforts to support reform as the debate shifts to the U.S. House of Representatives.”

This is the latest major action supporting conservative immigration reform by the American Action Network and its initiative the Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN). In March, AAN launched a television buy calling for immigration reform featuring Fmr Commerce Sec. Carlos Gutierrez. This was followed in May by a $550,000 ad buy featuring clips of Sen. Marco Rubio making the case for conservative immigration reform. HLN has also deployed a Capitol Hill outreach program, educating Members of Congress and staff on the benefits of reform.


It’s called the border surge. The toughest border security plan ever passed by Congress.

Seven hundred miles of new fencing.

Twenty thousand new border patrol agents.

Radar. Night vision. Even drones.

Written with border patrol agents…

And supported by conservative leaders like Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan.

This is the tough border security America needs.

Call Senator Rubio. Thank him for keeping his promise, and fighting to secure the border.

Emily Davis

Communications Director


Past Elections
27 January 2015
Op-Ed: Steven Law & Brian Walsh: Time for Washington to Start Working
Now that the 2014 elections are behind us, the big question is: What will Washington do with its time? A new national-priorities survey commissioned by American Action Network and Crossroads GPS found surprising agreement among voters of all political stripes regarding the issues they see as most pressing for President Obama and Congress to tackle this year.
Past Elections
15 January 2015
WSJ: Americans Want Congress to Focus on the Basics, AAN & Crossroads GPS Poll Shows
Republicans and Democrats alike want Congress to pass an annual budget, drive down college costs and preserve Medicare for future generations. Splits emerge over more divisive issues like approving the Keystone XL pipeline, changing the Affordable Care Act, or repealing it entirely. Those are just some of the conclusions from a recent nationwide poll commissioned by Crossroads GPS and the American Action Network, two groups that back congressional Republicans.
18 November 2014
Notes From Norm: Weakening Immigration Reform
“The Partnership for a New American Economy, Americans for Tax Reform, and the Tea Party Express released a new survey today of Tea Party-aligned Republican primary voters’ attitudes toward immigration reform. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Tea Party voters are strongly supportive of immigration reform. More specifically, 71% of voters support getting immigration reform done this year. Even more compelling, 69% of voters would support a candidate who is in favor of broad immigration reform over one who supports only border security legislation.”