School Choice Super PAC Threatens to Target Rep. Darby in Primary Election


SAN ANGELO – The Americans For Children Super Political Action Committee (PAC) said Thursday it will target State Representative Drew Darby of San Angelo and several others in the an effort to defeat them in the March 2024 GOP Primary over opposition to school choice.  

Rep. Darby wrote on San Angelo LIVE! on Nov. 17, 2023 why he as consistently voted against school vouchers. 

The American Federation for Children announced back in September the official launch of AFC Victory Fund, a national Super PAC that will take AFC’s work of championing school choice and empowering parents to the next level.

During the 2024 election cycle, AFCVF will be a powerful force in state legislative races nationwide, devoting at least $10 million in support of school choice champions and against opponents.

AFCVF’s mission is to support candidates who prioritize education freedom, enabling families to choose the best education for their children. AFCVF believes every child deserves an education tailored to his or her unique needs and aspirations.

During the 2022 election season, AFC’s political affiliates and allies created a “sonic boom” for school choice. We spent $9 million to ensure parents’ voices were represented and set the stage for another year of historic school choice expansion, winning 277 out of 368 races, a 75% success rate that included the defeat of at least 40 anti-school choice incumbents.

Statement from Tommy Schultz, CEO, American Federation for Children 

“Coming off our best election cycle ever, the tectonic plates have shifted decisively in favor of educational freedom, and we’re just getting started. With AFC Victory Fund, we are taking our work to the next level, intending to invest at least $10 million in state-level races to ensure the interests of parents are represented at ballot boxes in key districts from coast to coast. With $6 million already committed, we are shaping up to have our best cash position ever ahead of the primary season.

“If you’re a candidate or lawmaker who opposes school choice and freedom in education – you’re a target. If you’re a champion for parents – we’ll be your shield.

“Especially when we see news that even teachers unions bosses are choosing private schools for their own kids, we are motivated to ensure all families have those options available for their own children, not just for the elected or politically connected.”

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