Defending Main Street is the single most effective organization at electing common-sense Republicans ready to work across the aisle to get things done. Our candidates support fiscally responsible, socially inclusive policy in health care, education, infrastructure, equal pay, environmental protection, and more.
80%+ WINNING PERCENTAGE
in races that we've been involved in for the last two cycles.
goes directly to helping our candidates.
90%+ OF EVERY DOLLAR RAISED
A WINNING STRATEGY
Defending Main Street is run as a business. Over 90% of every dollar raised goes directly to helping our candidates. We go into targeted districts, identify key voters, survey them, talk with them, and follow up by micro-targeting them online and through the mail. Our messaging reflects a deep understanding of the issues and values that each district’s voters are looking for.
Defending Main Street (DMS), founded by the late Rep. Steve LaTourette, is one of the most effective independent-expenditure organizations. We defend key incumbent Republican seats and identify new candidates whom we can push to victory. In 2016, DMS won 11 of 12 of general election contests. In 2018, DMS won 5 out of 7 of the toughest general election races that cycle.
The races we enter are in key, contested districts across the country that are crucial to securing a Republican majority in Congress. Once in office, our Members have been prolific, passing hundreds of fiscally responsible, socially inclusive bills through the House, the Senate, or both.