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Incumbent True Reformers and 5-for-5ers Win Big on Election Night

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:06 PM EDT

Twenty-two incumbent True Reformers ran for re-election on Tuesday, and 21 of the 22 won their races, while one incumbent True Reformer awaits a recount. Six newly identified True Reformers also won re-election, and at least 13 of 14 5-for-5ers also won re-election on Tuesday night.

Sen. Rubio Calls out Newt Gingrich for Calling Mitt Romney Anti-Immigrant

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

Sen. Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio isn't taking sides before Florida's GOP primary next week, but he is calling out former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for his Spanish-language radio ad that calls Gov. Mitt Romney anti-immigrant. During a debate on Monday night, Romney said his plan to deal with 11

Huffington Post Highlights Influence of NumbersUSA Candidate Ratings

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT

The Huffington Post brought to light NumbersUSA's ad campaign in early primary and caucus states.

Romney Narrowly Wins Iowa Caucus; Followed by Santorum, Paul

Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 7:34 AM EDT

Mitt Romney
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the nation's first test for the 2012 GOP Presidential Hopefuls on Tuesday finishing with just 8 more votes than former Senator Rick Santorum in the Iowa Caucuses. Rep. Ron Paul finished third followed by

Perry, Huntsman Have Immigration Records Challenged During GOP Debate

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

Gov. Rick Perry
For the first time in three debates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to sign the Texas DREAM Act was challenged by the debate moderator and the other GOP Presidential Hopefuls. During Monday night's Tea Party Express debate in Tampa, Fla., Gov. Perry was forced to defend signing

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Face Questions About Legal Immigration at SC Forum

Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 1:57 PM EDT

Five GOP Presidential Hopefuls faced questions about legal immigration levels during a candidate forum hosted by Sen. Jim DeMint in South Carolina on Monday. Rep.

Farenthold Defeats Pro-Amnesty Ortiz in Texas’ 27th District

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 1:57 PM EDT

The Associated Press reports Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D), who earned a “F” grade from NumbersUSA, has conceded defeat to Blake Farenthold (R) in Texas’ 27th District. Ortiz provided a consistent vote for amnesty and against immigration enforcement.

Sen. Murkowski Concedes Alaska Primary to 'True Reform' Candidate Joe Miller

Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 10:34 AM EDT

Joe Miller
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has conceded her primary bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate to 'True Reform' candidate Joe Miller. Miller completed a NumbersUSA Immigration-Reduction survey and answered 'yes' to all 12 of our questions. Sen.

True Reformers Win in Georgia Primaries

Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 9:46 AM EDT

Austin Scott
Two candidates who completed our Immigration-Reduction Survey and have been identified as "True Reform" candidates won their primary races on Tuesday.

True Reform Candidate, Rep. John Boozman, Wins Arkansas Primary

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 7:17 AM EDT

Rep. John Boozman
Rep. John Boozman (R.Ark.) received more than 50% of the vote in Tuesday's Republican Senatorial Primary, avoiding a run-off and winning the party's nomination for the Senate seat currently held by Blanche Lincoln. Rep.

Long-time West Virginia Rep with F-grade Loses in Primary

Updated Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 3:14 PM EDT

Rep. Alan Mollohan
Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.V.), looking to return to Congress for his 15th term, lost in yesterday's Democratic Primary in West Virginia. Rep. Mollohan has a career F-grade with NumbersUSA and holds an F in every category except for increasing unnecessary foreign workers.

Napolitano Receiving Mixed Reviews

Monday, December 8, 2008, 10:47 AM EDT

Most have heralded President-elect Barack Obama’s appointment of Arizona governor Janet Napolitano to head the Department of Homeland Security. As someone who has experience leading a border state, the pick seemed to make sense.

Pro-Amnesty Sen. Martinez Says He'll Retire

Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 3:00 PM EDT

Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of his term, which ends in 2010. Martinez pushed for an immigration reform bill and was one of the biggest Republican boosters for amnesty in the Senate.

NumbersUSA Election Coverage

Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 7:20 AM EDT

From major elections in the Senate to a completely reshaped House of Representatives to a

McCain, Obama Appear at La Raza Convention

Updated Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 7:50 AM EDT

Sen. John McCain spoke at the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza yesterday in San Diego, coming on the heels of Sen. Barack Obama who appeared there on July 13.

New Immigration Ratings On All Presidential Candidates In 16 Categories

Updated Thursday, April 17, 2008, 2:49 PM EDT

Every candidate wants voters to think he/she would end future illegal immigration. But NumbersUSA's Roy Beck finds that of 15 candidates of both parties, only six are even making promises that rate them as "good" or "excellent" on fighting future illegal immigration.

See Roy Beck's Ratings for All Presidential Candidates on Immigration Issues

Updated Thursday, April 17, 2008, 2:47 PM EDT

NumbersUSA's Roy Beck Assesses Candidates on Immigration Issues
NumbersUSA Founder and CEO Roy Beck has analyzed and ranked all presidential candidates based on the campaign promises they have made and their past actions in elected office.

True Reform Candidate Wins Texas Senate Runoff

Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

Ted Cruz
Former Texas State Solicitor Ted Cruz overwhelmingly defeated Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst on Tuesday in the GOP runoff for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by long-time Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Gingrich Hammers Romney For Opposing Amnesty & 'Pandering to Hardliners' as Romney Accepts Kobach Endorsement

Friday, January 13, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT

Newt Gingrich
In an interview with the Miami Herald,  Presidential contender New Gingrich attacked his chief opponent, Mitt Romney, for his total opposition to giving permanent work permits to long-term illegal aliens.  Gingrich also said that conservatives have generally been drawn to his "humane" a

Romney Reiterates Stance Against DREAM Act - Calls for More Legal Immigration

Thursday, January 5, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

While campaigning in Iowa last week, Mitt Romney was asked about his stance on the DREAM act, a bill that would allow a path to citizenship for minors in the country illegally. "The question is, if I were elected and Congress were to pass the Dream Act, would I veto it?

Romney Says He'd Deport Pres. Obama's Uncle

Thursday, December 22, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

Mitt Romney
GOP Presidential Hopeful Mitt Romney took a hard-line position on the issue of Pres. Obama's illegal-alien uncle during an interview with a Boston radio station. When asked if he would deport Onyango Obama who faces drunk driving charges in the Bay State, Romney said he would deport him.

GOP Candidates Face Questions on Amnesty During Reagan Debate

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

The field of GOP Presidential Hopefuls faced questions on how to secure the border and deal with the 11 million illegal aliens who live in the United States during Wednesday's debate held at the Reagan Library. While everyone in the field provided

Sen. Lugar's Sponsorship of DREAM Amnesty Helps Draw Primary Challenge From State Treasurer

Updated Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

Sen. Dick Lugar
Senator Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) will receive a major primary challenge in his bid for a seventh term in the United States Senate in 2012. State Treasurer Richard Mourdock announced Tuesday that he'll challenge Sen.

Exit Polling Shows Strong Support for Immigration Enforcement

Friday, November 5, 2010, 8:38 AM EDT

In a poll conducted by The Polling Company during Tuesday's mid-term elections, the results reveal that 61% of Tuesday's voters believe that Pres. Obama has not been aggressive enough in enforcing federal immigration laws.

'True Reform' Candidate Nathan Deal Wins Republican Nomination for Governor in Georgia

Updated Thursday, August 12, 2010, 4:08 AM EDT

Former Rep. Nathan Deal has won the Republican Nomination for Governor of Georgia. Deal finished second in the Georgia primary last month, but former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel didn't win more than 50% of the vote, forcing a run-off with Deal.

'True Reform' Candidate to Face Harry Reid in Nevada Senate Race

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 10:48 AM EDT

Sharron Angle
"True Reform" candidate Sharron Angle won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate race in Nevada on Tuesday and will now face Majority Leader Harry Reid in the November general election.

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Grade) Loses in Pennsylvania Primary

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 7:02 AM EDT

Sen. Arlen Specter
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) has served in the Senate for nearly 30 years, but the five-term incumbent lost his primary bid for a sixth term on Tuesday. Sen. Specter has a career D-grade over the last two Congresses and holds a D or worse in every category graded by NumbersUSA except for one.

Interest in Immigration Reduction Gaining Ground in Norway

Friday, March 27, 2009, 11:17 AM EDT

Norway's Progress Party is gaining in the polls with people supporting the party's immigration reduction stance. The Party gained 5.8 percent in the polls now sitting less than four percentage points behind the front-running Labor Party. Parliamentary elections will be held in less than six months.

Anti-Amnesty Chambliss Defeats Pro-Amnesty Martin in Georgia Senate Runoff

Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 9:34 PM EDT

The Republicans avoided a super majority in the Senate on Tuesday with news that Senator Saxby Chambliss has won his re-election bid. Chambliss won just 49% of the vote during the November general election, forcing a runoff between him and the Democratic candidate Jim Martin.

NumbersUSA Election Results

Updated Friday, November 7, 2008, 10:08 AM EDT

NumbersUSA has been keeping a close eye on several races that could impact immigration reform in the United States. Here are some of the major race results. Grade A- Rep. Lampson, TX 22nd, Loses (53% to 45%)To a Tougher-Talking RepublicanUpdate - 11/05/08 - 12:21am

GOP Platform Reverses Bush Pro-Amnesty Stance

Updated Friday, September 5, 2008, 9:00 AM EDT

Republicans ratified a Party platform this week that reversed the pro-amnesty plank President Bush laid out in the 2004 platform.

Pro-Amnesty Rep. Chris Cannon Ousted in Primary

Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 11:15 AM EDT

Rep. Chris Cannon (R - Utah) was defeated in the Republican primary in Utah's 3rd district. While considered a staunch conservative on many issues, Rep. Cannon is known for being pro-immigration and has sponsored many bills to allow more foreign workers to enter the United States.

Before 1st Primary Votes, A Revised Look at Immigration Promises

Updated Thursday, April 17, 2008, 2:48 PM EDT

Magnifying glass of votes
In anticipation of the upcoming primaries and caucuses, NumbersUSA's Roy Beck continues to revise his ratings again on 14 Presidential candidates of both Parties, assessing the quality of their promises in 16

In the News

Gingrich’s Immigration Plan Could Benefit Millions, Study Finds

In the News - Thursday, December 1, 2011

How many illegal immigrants could gain legal status under an idea proposed by Newt Gingrich? Perhaps as many as 3.5 million, according to figures published Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington.

Mr. Gingrich set himself apart from his leading rivals for the Republican presidential nomination last week by saying that he would open a path to legal status for illegal immigrants who had been in the country for many years, had strong family ties here — children and maybe grandchildren — and no criminal record. The Pew Center took up the challenge of calculating how many illegal immigrants might meet Mr. Gingrich’s standards.

By Julia Preston - New York Times

Illegal immigration is flash point for Republican White House hopefuls

In the News - Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Polls may not suggest it, and the candidates may not be catering to it, but immigration is an issue that voters won’t let the GOP White House hopefuls escape.

Republican primary voters keep bringing immigration up as the candidates campaign in back yards, opera houses and recreation halls across Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. To a sizable chunk of those who will pick the GOP’s presidential nominee, immigration is an urgent issue, even a litmus test.

By Philip Rucker and and Amy Gardner -- Washington Post

Hispanic voters care about immigration enforcement, too

In the News - Friday, April 1, 2011

Chris Cillizza’s March 28 Monday Fix column, “Growth in Hispanic population poses challenge for Republicans,” argued that results from the 2010 Census paint a grim picture of the Republican Party’s future because of the increase in the number of Hispanic voters.

But this is not true.

By Rep. Lamar Smith -- Washington Post

Gingrich's dual courtship of GOP base, Latino voters could pose problem

In the News - Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Newt Gingrich’s simultaneous courtship of the base of the Republican Party and Latino voters could pose major problems for his likely bid for the White House.

Gingrich, who is soon expected to announce the formation of a presidential exploratory committee, frequently stresses the need for the GOP to reach out to Latinos. According to the 2010 census, Latinos are now the fastest-growing and largest minority group in the country.

By Sean J. Miller -- The Hill

Gov. candidates in 20 states endorse anti-immigration laws

In the News - Thursday, September 2, 2010

It’s not just Arizona.

In states far from the Mexico border — from liberal Massachusetts to moderate Iowa — Democrats and Republicans in gubernatorial races are running on strict anti-illegal-immigration platforms, pledging to sign an array of tough enforcement measures into law come January.

Of the 37 gubernatorial races this year, candidates in more than 20 states have endorsed adopting a strict Arizona-style immigration law or passing legislation that makes it harder for illegal immigrants to live, work and access basic public benefits in their states, according to a POLITICO analysis.

By Carrie Budoff Brown -- Politico

Arizona Effect Felt on Primary Elections

In the News - Friday, June 11, 2010

Call it the “Arizona effect.” Immigration got plenty of attention as the 2010 political season got underway in earnest, with primaries in 12 states this week and other races thinning out to the top contenders.

SB 1070, the new hard-line Arizona law that tasks state and local police with immigration enforcement, seemed to create a line in the sand, and candidates were pushed to decide on which side they stood.

By Marcelo Ballve, New America Media

Naturalized citizens are poised to reshape California's political landscape

In the News - Monday, May 11, 2009

More than 1 million immigrants became U.S. citizens last year, the largest surge in history, hastening the ethnic transformation of California's political landscape with more Latinos and Asians now eligible to vote.

Leading the wave, California's 300,000 new citizens accounted for nearly one-third of the nation's total and represented a near-doubling over 2006, according to a recent report by the U.S. Office of Immigration Statistics. Florida recorded the second-largest group of new citizens, and Texas claimed the fastest growth.

By Teresa Watanabe -- Los Angeles Times,0,5503985.story

GOP cools on a hot-button issue

In the News - Thursday, April 9, 2009

According to, a congressional newspaper that publishes when Congress is in session, "Romney believes that one way to attract more minorities to the GOP is to pass immigration reform before the next election, saying the issue becomes demagogued by both parties on the campaign trail." The article also quotes Romney as saying, "We have a natural affinity with Hispanic-American voters, Asian-American voters."

By Joan Vennochi -- Boston Globe Columnist

Understanding the 67% hispanic vote for Obama

In the News - Wednesday, December 10, 2008

As part of conservatives' sober assessment of the 2008 election, we need to take a close look at the so-called "Hispanic vote." I offer the following observations, which are based on the latest available exit poll data and respected voter surveys. The real problem goes much deeper than John McCain's inept campaign. We can and must do a better job of reaching Hispanic voters, but we can do that without pandering or compromising conservative principles.

By Tom Tancredo, Face the State

Napolitano's heritage, border strategies fascinate Italy

In the News - Sunday, December 7, 2008

Janet Napolitano may be as familiar a face in Florence, Italy, as she is in Florence, Ariz.

The selection of "Janet, the Italian sheriff" - as the daily La Stampa put it - to become the nation's next Homeland Security secretary sparked interest and excitement in the country from which Napolitano's grandfather emigrated from in the early 1900s.

Italians are fascinated not only by Napolitano's cultural heritage but also by what they view as her innovative strategies as a border-state governor, hence the term "sheriff," said Maurizio Molinari, the Torino-based newspaper's U.S. correspondent.

"The general perception . . . is that she is in the first row facing illegal immigration," a hot-button issue here and there, Molinari said.

"Her decision to work more to prevent the illegal immigration from inside Arizona (is) a strategy that is very similar (to) the one Italy is trying to apply."

Andre F. Radzischewski, Arizona Republic, December 7, 2008


Rasmussen Poll Shows 66% of Likely Voters Believe it is Important to Reduce Illegal Immigration

Oppose Amnesty Support Tougher Enforcement Oppose Rewards for Illegal Migration Opinion Elites vs. Public - Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A new Rasmussen poll shows that 66% of likely voters believe that the government should improve border enforcement and reduce illegal immigration.  However, only 32% of America's "Political Class" agree.

The poll also shows that 77% of likely voters believe that illegal aliens should not be able to receive driver's licenses and 73% of Americans believe that police officers should automatically check to see if someone is in this country legally when that person is pulled over for a traffic violation. 

Rasmussen Reports, 14 April 2009

No Post-election Mandate for Amnesty

Oppose Amnesty - Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Only 32% of Obama voters considered his support for amnesty as a factor in their decisions to vote for him. 67% said it was either not a factor at all, or they voted for Obama in spite of his stance on amnesty.

60% of voters said reducing illegal immigration and cracking down on employers who hire them is important to them, while only 21% supported "legalizing or creating a pathway to citizenship" for illegal aliens.

57% of voters stated that amnesty would harm American workers and further strain public resources, while only 26% believe amnesty would aid economic recovery and ease public burdens.