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Supported Candidates


All of your contributions to Transamerica PAC go toward disbursements to candidates and related PACs. There are a variety of criteria used to decide which candidates will recieve support from our PAC. Those criteria include:

  • The candidate’s position on issues affecting the insurance industry and business environment generally;
  • That the candidate is a viable choice for the seat he or she is seeking;
  • The candidate's relation to Transamerica and our industry - for example, if the candidate would represent a district where one of our offices is located, or where many of our employees or customers live, or if the candidate has a background in the insurance and retirement industry; and
  • The integrity and character of the candidate.

2017-2018 is shaping up to be an interesting political cycle, but Transamerica PAC is working hard to remain on our planned course to support the best candidates in both parties and in both chambers of Congress. The list below includes candidates we have supported so far in this cycle.

As of November 2018

Candidates for U.S. Senate

Republicans Democrats
​Sen. John Barrasso (WY)
Sen. Michael Bennet (CO)
​Sen. Susan Collins (ME)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH)
Sen. John Cornyn (TX)
Sen. Ben Cardin (MD)​
​Sen. Mike Crapo (ID)
Sen. Tom Carper (DE)
Sen Mike Enzi (WY)​
​Sen. Bob Casey (PA)
Sen. Joni Ernst (IA)
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (NV)
Sen. Cory Gardner (CO)
Sen. Joe Donnelly (IN)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (UT)​*
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (ND)​
Sen. Dean Heller (NV)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN)
Sen. John Kennedy (LA)​
Sen. Joe Manchin (WV)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO)
Sen. Rob Portman (OH)
Sen. Bob Menendez (NJ)
Sen. Jim Risch (ID) 
Sen. Chris Murphy (CT)
Sen. Marco Rubio (FL)
Sen. Patty Murray (WA)
Sen. Tim Scott (SC) Sen. Bill Nelson (FL)

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI)
Sen. Jon Tester (MT)​

Sen. Ron Wyden (OR)
Independent
Sen. Angus King (ME)
U.S. House of Representatives

Republicans Democrats
Rep. Andy Barr (KY-6)
Rep. Joyce Beatty (OH-3)​
Rep. Mike Bishop (MI-8)
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL)
Rep. Rod Blum (IA-1)​
Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (MO-5)
Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-8)​
Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-2)
Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL-16)
Rep. Charlie Crist (FL-13)
​Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-1)
Rep. Joe Crowley (NY-14)***
Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-6)​* Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-1)
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26)​ Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-1)
Rep. Sean Duffy (WI-7)​Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11)
Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-6)​​​Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5)
Rep. Ron Estes (KS-4)
Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4)
Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-5)​
Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD-5)
Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-2) Rep. Ron Kind (WI-3)
Rep. Karen Handel (GA-6)Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-8)
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-5)​*
Rep. John Larson (CT-1)
Rep. French Hill (AR-2)
Rep. John Lewis (GA-5)
​Rep. George Holding (NC-13) Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA-2)
Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (IN-9)Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12)
Rep. Bill Huizenga (MO-2)
Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY-5)
Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-3)​
Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-4)
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3)Rep. Richie Neal (MA-1)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23)
Rep. Don Norcross (NJ-1)
Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10) Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-7)
Rep. Pat Meehan (PA-7)* Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-2)
Rep. Luke Messer (IN-6)***
​​Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-38)
Rep. Alex Mooney (WV-2)
Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-7)
Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-22)
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9)**
Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN-3)
Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51)
Rep. Bruce Poliquin (ME-2) Rep. Nydia Velazquez (NY-7)
Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23)
Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-3)​*
Rep. Pete Roskam (IL-6)
Rep. Keith Rothfus (PA-12)
Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39)*
Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-1)*
Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-6)
Rep. Austin Scott (GA-8)​
Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15)
Rep. Pat Tiberi (OH-12)*
Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-7)​
​Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2)
Rep. David Young (IA-3)
*Denotes a Retired or Retiring Legislator
**Denotes Running for Another Office
***Denotes a primary loss